Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS784

Incident date

May 8, 2017

Location

مزرعة الجلاء, Al Jalaa farm, Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

36.150278, 37.887222 Note: The accuracy of this location is to level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Three civilians died and several more were wounded in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Al Jalaa farm, according to local sources.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, “There is confirmed information about the death of three people of one family including two brothers who were killed due to bombing by warplanes believed to belong to the International Coalition on places in area near al-Jala’a Farm”. Relatives said the men were killed in a strike “on the road opposite Abu al Jahhash.”

Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently named three victims.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Hassan Ali Mohammad al Kinno 25 years old killed
  • Uday Ahmad al Jassem al Kinno 20 years old killed
  • Khaled Ahmad Al Jassem al Kinno 22 years old killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 men)
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

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 Al Jalaa Farm, Syria
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    100 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SCA998011
    Military Grid Reference System

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 May 7th-8th, the Coalition reported: “Near Raqqah, four strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 13 ISIS barges and two excavators.”
For May 8th-9th, the Coalition reported: “Near Raqqah, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed five weapons storage caches and an ISIS barge.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (2 men)
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]