Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS756

Incident date

April 30, 2017

Location

الثورة‎, Tabaqah, Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

35.8297549, 38.5408598 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Street level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Street

Airwars assessment

The Smart News Agency reported the death of three civilians including two women and injury of six to 18 more – in addition to the death of one member of IS – in an alleged Coalition airstrike in Tabaqa.

Orient News reported that “three girls” died in a Coalition strike, while Syria-mirror said that “three women” died.

The incident was first reported on April 30, 2019 at 12:12 am by Smart News.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1–3 children2–3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–18
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

A report of the incident by Orient news mentioned the “West of the church roundabout in Tabaqa” (“غرب دوار الكنيسة في مدينة الطبقة”). The coordinates for the roundabout adjacent to Tabaqa Church (دوار الكنیسة) are 35.8297549, 38.5408598. Satellite imagery take on May 17, 2017, not published here, shows visible structural damage to buildings in area West of the roundabout, as described in the news report. No satellite imagery was available to Airwars for the period between April 30 and May 17.

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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
    Insufficient information on the time and location
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    near Tabqah, Syria
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jan 25, 2018
  • The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For April 29th-30th the Coalition reported: “Near Tabqah, six strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units, destroyed four fighting positions and a vehicle; damaged an ISIS supply route, and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.”
For April 30th-May 1st it stated: “Near Tabqah, 14 strikes engaged 12 ISIS tactical units; destroyed five ISIS oil stills, two vehicles, and a fighting position; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.”

United Kingdom
  • English
    /
    Original

‘Sunday 30 April – Typhoons attacked a group of Daesh fighters west of Raqqa, while Tornados destroyed two Daesh buildings in Mosul…Sunday 30 April saw Typhoons once more flying in support of the SDF west of Raqqa, where they struck a group of Daesh fighters along the bank of the Euphrates. The Tornados then flew over Mosul, demolishing two Daesh-held buildings which the Iraqi ground forces had encountered.’

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1–3 children2–3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–18
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]