Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS880

Incident date

May 28, 2017

Location

حارة البدو, Al Badou, Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

35.958889, 39.008889 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

An unspecified number of civilians died and one named civilian was injured in airstrikes and/or an artillery bombardment on Raqqa’s Bado neighbourhood, according to local sources.

Mohammed Amiro was named as injured when an artillery shell fell behind the Directorate of Water in the Bado neighbourhood – though sources didn’t identify the culprit.

RFS reported that Raqqa was under ” heavy shelling from the international coalition aircraft and the artillery of the Syrian Democratic Forces”.

It reported that “the city was exposed to a large number of missiles targeting different areas in the city, including (Faculty of Science – Haraamiya neighborhood – the Euphrates basin garage – Al-Taamir garage – Al-Sakia Street), killing a number of civilians and injuring others, while also causing extensive damage to buildings and public facilities.”

The source went on to add that “some activists and residents of al-Raqqa reported the deaths of at least 70 people during the first three days of Ramadan.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mohammed Amiro Age unknown male injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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]

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For May 27th-28th the Coalition reported: “Near Raqqah, 15 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units; destroyed six fighting positions, three ISIS headquarters, an ISIS staging area and a VBIED.” The Coalition additionally reported that on May 27th “Near Raqqah, Syria, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed a six fighting positions, an ISIS-held building and a weapons cache.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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]