Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CS892

Incident date

May 30, 2017

Location

ابو قبيع, Abu Qubei, Ar Raqqah, Syria

Airwars assessment

Four civilians died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Abu Qubei, according to local sources.

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Hamid Al-Ahmad Al-Shaaban Al-Shamali Age unknown killed
  • Aziza Abdullah Al Shaaban Al Shamali Age unknown killed
  • Muayad Hamid Al-Ahmad Al-Shaaban Al-Shamali Age unknown killed
  • Sadiq al-Abd al-Hajji Age unknown killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • 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]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Sadiq al-Abd al-Hajji, killed in an alleged Coalition raid on Abu Qubei, May 30th (via RBSS)
  • Moayed Hamid Al-Ahmad Al-Shaaban Al Shamali, one of the victims of the alleged Coalition airstrike on Abu Qubei, Raqqah, on May 30th 2017 (via Al Raqqa Truth Facebook page on June 10th 2017).

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 Abu Qubei, Syria
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Mar 28, 2018
  • The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For May 29th-30th, the Coalition reported: “Near Raqqah, 11 strikes engaged nine ISIS tactical units and destroyed five vehicles, a tunnel, a mortar system, a weapons cache, a VBIED factory and a fighting position.” It was additionally reported for May 29th that “Near Raqqah, Syria, four strikes destroyed three ISIS-held buildings, two VBIEDs, and a weapons cache.”
For May 30th-31st, the Coalition reported: "Near Raqqah, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed a fighting position and a VBIED." For May 30th it added that "Near Raqqah, Syria, a strike destroyed an ISIS command and control node."

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • 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]