Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS731

Incident date

April 25, 2017

Location

كديران, Kdeiran, Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

35.877429, 38.719676 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Five civilians died and others were injured in an alleged Coalition airstrike on a funeral in Kdeiran, according to local sources.

Alraqqa.Truth reported that Coalition jets “targeted a funeral procession with heavy machine guns”. Asharqiya Voice and the Syrian Network for Human Rights also said that Coalition aircraft used gunfire on the gathering.

According to Q_Alenzy, “more than 15 members of ISIL were killed by a Coalition bombardment of pumping station and two underground tunnels”.

Five civilian victims were named by multiple sources.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mustafa Al Sataf Age unknown killed
  • Ismail Ali Al Abdullah Age unknown killed
  • Joum’a Al Matar Age unknown killed
  • Hamoud Al Jaber Al Jassim Age unknown killed
  • Ahmed Hawash Al Hamad Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • A news report by Jisrtv reveals the extent of the destruction in Kdeiran following alleged Coalition raids, April 25th (via Jisrtv)

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Non credible / Unsubstantiated
    Insufficient information to assess that, more likely than not, a Coalition strike resulted in civilian casualties.
  • Reason for non-credible assessment
    No Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    near Kdeiran, Syria
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jan 25, 2018
  • After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For April 24th-25th, the Coalition reported: “Near Tabqah, seven strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed three ISIS command and control nodes, a fighting position, and a heavy machine gun; and suppressed two ISIS tactical units.” For April 25th-26th, the Coalition reported no strikes at Raqqa though noted that “Near Tabqah, six strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; and destroyed four fighting positions and a fuel truck.“ The Coalition later reported: "Near Tabqah, on April 25, two strikes destroyed two fighting positions" and * "On April 24, near Tabqah, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units; and destroyed two fighting positions and a rocket-propelled grenade team"

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (15) [ collapse]