US-led Coalition in Iraq & Syria

Civilians in the ruins of Mosul city. (Maranie R. Staab)

Belligerent
US-led Coalition
Country
start date
end date
Airwars Grading
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

CS1527

Incident date

September 25, 2017

Location

Al Badou neighbourhood, Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

35.961747, 39.010321 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

35 civilians died in alleged US-led Coalition strikes on the city of Raqqah, according to local media.

In the first week of February, a number of local sources reported on the exhumation of bodies from “the area south of Al Ma’ari school”. More bodies were found and after a query from an Airwars researcher, RBSS stated that more than 35 civilians had been present in the building when the airstrike took place. A number of these bodies could however not be identified due to the heavy decomposition.

On February 14th RBSS reported that the bodies of four children and their father were recovered “two days ago from the building next to the school of Al-Ma’ari.” Included in the report were photos of the family’s grave and a document reading their names.

In a video by France24 Khaled Khalaf al Salama’s wife, who survived the bombardment, mentions that she has also lost her mother, sister and niece. RBSS confirmed to Airwars that they were all killed in the same airstrike.

On April 4th, local sources reported that another four bodies were taken from under the rubble “in a building next to Al-Ma’ari school”. Euphrates Post did not specify the date on which the people died, only mentioning that they were killed “during the recent campaign against the city.” Still, only 27 of the 35 civilians that were killed in the incident have been found at this same location – making it likely that the four recently exhumed persons were killed in the same bombardment.

In a May 2nd interview with Arab24, a rescuer who is standing at the location of the incident, states that “Most of the bodies we are pulling out are unidentified. There were about 200 bodies that were identified, we handed those over to their families.” Later, he addresses that in al Ma’ari area, “we have pulled out about 20-25 bodies. Some of them were identified and others remain unidentified.” Due to the heavy bombardments in the area around that time, Airwars researchers cannot determine if these bodies are related to this specific incident.

It should be noted that in a private correspondence with Airwars researchers, RBSS stated that the Badou neighbourhood was targeted heavily around the time of this incident. This event may be related to S1352a as it is located in the same neighbourhood. However, Airwars researchers have indicated that Al Ma’ari school and the water well mentioned in S1352a are in different areas – making them two separate incidents.

This incident was initially assessed as being related to an October 3rd incident in Raqqa (S1396b). Further research found that the bombardment was dated September 25th. Airwars researchers created this separate incident on March 1st.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • Khaled Khalaf al Salama Adult male Father killed
  • Hussein Khaled al Salama Child male Child killed
  • Farah Khaled al Salama Child female Child killed
  • Mohammad Khaled al Salam Child male Child killed
  • Najah Khaled al Salama Child female Child killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    35
  • (4 children3 women1 man)
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Images of the victims and their names
  • Pictures from the aftermath of the attack
  • Picture of a house supposedly destroyed in the attack

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Non credible
    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 Badou, Raqqah, Syria
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jun 28, 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 September 24th-25th, the Coalition reported: “Near Raqqah, 27 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed 29 fighting positions, three vehicles; and suppressed a fighting position.” It additionally reported that “On Sept. 24, near Raqqah, Syria, three strikes destroyed an IED, an ISIS fighting position and 11 vehicles.” And that “On Sept. 24, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.”

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    35
  • (4 children3 women1 man)
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Incident Code

CS1525

Incident date

September 25, 2017

Location

Abu Kamal, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

34.45251, 40.9181 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was killed with perhaps four or more additional casualties after a Coalition airstike near Al Hana hospital in Abu Kamal, according to local media. While a number of sources didn’t identify the culprit, at least two attributed the incident to the US-led Coalition. In July 2018 the alliance accepted responsibility for unintentionally killing one civilian.

According to RFS, “In the city of Abu Kamal warplanes carried out raids on a number of houses, one of which was aimed at the organization [IS] and is in the vicinity of the hospital in the center of the city. There was news of a number of civilians killed and injured along with members of IS.”

Euprates Post reported that “warplanes launched an air strike at dawn today targeting a building near al-Hana Hospital in the city of Abu Kamal, with reports of civilian casualties”.

Marsad al Hassaka provided some more information, saying that “a displaced family and a civilian young man from Abu Kamal” were killed in a Coalition strike near Al-Hana hospital.

Step also blamed the Coalition for conducting strikes near the hospital, which resulted in an unspecified number of civilian casualties.

In its July 2018 civilian casualty report, the Coalition took responsibility for the event, noting: “September 25, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via Airwars report. During a strike on Daesh Headquarters one civilian was unintentionally killed.” Officials confirmed that this related to event S1351, and gave the coordinates (to within 100 metres) as 34° 27.151′ N, 40° 55.086′ E.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    3–4
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Confirmed
    A specific belligerent has accepted responsibility for civilian harm.
  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the area around the Al Hana (الهناء) hospital in the city of Abu Kamal (البوكمال). The coordinates for the hospital are: 34.452838, 40.917828.

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Credible
    The investigation assessed that although all feasible precautions were taken and the decision to strike complied with the law of armed conflict, unintended civilian casualties regrettably occurred.
  • Given reason for civilian harm
    No reason given
    Airwars’ assessment of belligerent’s civilian casualty statement
  • Initial Airwars grading
    Confirmed
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    1
  • Stated location
    near Abu Kamal, Syria
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    100 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SFU762140
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • During a strike on Daesh Headquarters one civilian was unintentionally killed.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For September 24th-25th, the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed a fighting position.“

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    3–4
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Confirmed
    A specific belligerent has accepted responsibility for civilian harm.
  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Incident Code

CS1526

Incident date

September 25, 2017

Location

Al Badou neighbourhood, Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

35.961778, 39.006083 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

According to Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, Raqqa24 and the Shaam News Netowork, a number of civilians were killed and wounded when they were hit with artillery shells as they gathered to collect water in Raqqah’s al Badou neighbourhood.

Athr Press attributed the event to ground forces, saying that “four civilians were killed and others were injured when the SDF targeted the Bedou quarter with a number of rocket-propelled grenades.”

However, Shamnatv blamed ISIS, reporting that “a mortar shell from ISIS landed near a water well in Al-Badu neighborhood in the center of Al-Raqqa, killing a number of martyrs and injuring others.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    US-led Coalition, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Islamic State (ISIS)

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the area near a water well in the neighbourhood of Badou (البدو) in the city of Raqqa. Airwars was unable to verify the location of the water well, however, the generic coordinates for the neighbourhood of Badou (البدو) are: 35.961778, 39.006083.

  • The neighbourhood of Al Badou (البد) in the city of Raqqa

    Imagery:
    © 2019 Google

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Non credible
    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 al Badou, Raqqah, Syria
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

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

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For September 24th-25th, the Coalition reported: “Near Raqqah, 27 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed 29 fighting positions, three vehicles; and suppressed a fighting position.” It additionally reported that “On Sept. 24, near Raqqah, Syria, three strikes destroyed an IED, an ISIS fighting position and 11 vehicles.” And that “On Sept. 24, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.”

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)
  • Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Islamic State (ISIS) Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Islamic State (ISIS)
  • Islamic State (ISIS) position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    US-led Coalition, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Islamic State (ISIS)

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Incident Code

CI854

Incident date

September 25, 2017

Location

القائم, Al Qaim, Anbar, Iraq

Geolocation

34.3957715, 40.9943684 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Local press sources said that dozens of civilians were killed following alleged US-led Coalition strikes on Qaem district, west of Anbar during a major offensive by ISF.

According to Yagein, residential neighbourhoods of the district were targeted resulting in the death of civilians. Yagein held the Coalition responsibly.

Anbar News said houses of the Al Bajda’an and the Al Boumhul clans were destroyed, in addition to the houses of the dear mum on Alhuli. The local outlet referred only to heavy shelling and did not specify a culprit.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    12–24
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    US-led Coalition, Iraq government forces

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Al Qaim (القائم), in the west of Anbar province, for which the coordinates are: 34.3957715, 40.9943684. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Non credible
    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 Qaiem, Iraq
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jun 28, 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 September 24th – 25th the Coalition reported no strikes in Al Qaim.

Iraq government forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Iraq government forces
  • Iraq government forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    12–24
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    US-led Coalition, Iraq government forces

Sources (2) [ collapse]

Incident Code

CI855

Incident date

September 25, 2017

Location

الجماهير, Al Jamahir, Diyala/Anbar, Iraq

Geolocation

34.395, 40.991944 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

In a previously untracked event, on December 28th, 2017 the Coalition admitted responsibility for an incident, reporting: Sept. 25, 2017, near Al Jamahir, Iraq via self-report. During a Coalition strike which destroyed an ISIS headquarters, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally injured.

Airwars is seeking additional clarification from the Coalition to assess in which of the two provinces the incident occurred.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Confirmed
    A specific belligerent has accepted responsibility for civilian harm.
  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

The Coalition report mentions Al Jamahir (الجماهیر), for which the coordinates are: 34.395000, 40.991944.

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Credible
    The investigation assessed that although all feasible precautions were taken and the decision to strike complied with the law of armed conflict, unintended civilian casualties regrettably occurred.
  • Given reason for civilian harm
    No reason given
    Airwars’ assessment of belligerent’s civilian casualty statement
  • Initial Airwars grading
    Confirmed
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    1
  • Stated location
    near Al Jamahir, Iraq
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • During a Coalition strike which destroyed an ISIS headquarters it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally injured. (1562)

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For September 24th – 25th the Coalition reported no strikes in Al Qaim.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars grading
    Confirmed
    A specific belligerent has accepted responsibility for civilian harm.
  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

CS1524

Incident date

September 25, 2017

Location

Al Mayadin, Central, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

35.016667, 40.444167 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Ten civilians – mostly women and children – reportedly died and dozens more civilians were injured in multiple airstrikes on different locations in Al Mayadin, local media reported, though sources were conflicted as to whether the Coalition or Russia was responsible.

Qasiuoun laid the blame with the Coalition, reporting that jets struck “the comprehensive pharmacy” in the centre of al Mayadin.

According to RFS Media Office, “Warplanes, believed to be Russia, carried out several air raids targeting different areas inside the cities of Al-Mayadin and Abu Kamal, east of the city of Deir Ghazur, resulting in a number of dead and wounded, mostly children and women.

The Syrian Revolution in the City of Mayadeen said: “Warplanes launched two raids this morning. The first targeted the comprehensive clinic and a house that had been confiscated by the organization [IS]. The building housed IS widows and the strike killed at least 10 women and children and wounded others. The second raid targeted an empty house, which was confiscated by the organization near the post office, and destroyed it without causing any injuries.”

Jisrtv didn’t name the culprit, but also said that warplanes had targeted “a center for the shelter of widows and families of dead ISIS members in the market area in the city”. It put the death toll at ten, “all of them women and children, in addition to dozens of wounded”, adding that this event came “after dozens of raids by the Coalition Russia in the region, leaving several massacres.”

According to the Smart News Agency, “five unidentified military aircraft launched five raids on the rural recovery center and post office and the Al Shamla pharmacy near the agricultural bank in the city (46 km east of the city of Deir Ezzor), killing 10 civilians, mostly children and women, and wounded others.”

Justice For Life added that an “air strike at around 7 am this morning targeted a pharmacy next to the commercial bank in the town of Al-Ma’ayadin east of Deir Al-Zour, which led to its total destruction”.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    10
  • (2–4 children2–4 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    US-led Coalition, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention multiple strikes on the city of Al Mayadin (المیادین), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.016667, 40.444167. One specific location mentioned is the Al Shamla (الشاملة) pharmacy and residential buildings near the Agricultural Bank in the city of Al Mayadin (المیادین). Airwars was unable to locate the pharmacy, however, the coordinates for the Agricultural Bank are: 35.017705, 40.456274.

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Non credible
    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 Mayadin, Syria
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jun 28, 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 September 24th-25th, the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed a fighting position.” It additionally reported that “On Sept. 24, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed two fighting positions; and damaged an IED factory.”

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    10
  • (2–4 children2–4 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    US-led Coalition, Russian Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

CS1523

Incident date

September 24, 2017

Location

مركدة , Markada, Al Hasakah, Syria

Geolocation

35.765641, 40.771032 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Eleven civilians including one woman and two or more children died and many more were wounded in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Markada, local media reported.

All sources attributed the event to the US-led Coalition. The Syrian Network for Human Rights said that four non-combatants including two girls and a woman died. Insaan Rights Watch also put the death toll at four including two children. According to Jirstv and Shadadi media center two families were killed.

Alkhabou provided the most detail reporting: “Yesterday evening, Coalition forces targeted civilian houses in the town of Merkada, killing and injuring civilians, some of whom were left in a critical condition. Coalition aircraft bombed the homes of civilians with several high-explosive rockets in the town of (Markda) south of the city of Shaddadi, causing the death of a number of civilians. These include Fahad Radi and his daughters, and wife of Abu Sabri and his daughter; A refugee family from Iraq, and a large number of wounded, some seriously.”

Six people from a refugee Iraqi family were also reportedly killed.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that “the death toll is likely to increase because of the presence of people injured in serious conditions”.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

  • Fahad Radi Adult male killed
  • Daughter of Fahad Radi Child female
  • Daughter of Fahad Radi Child

Family members (2)

  • The wife of Abu Sabri Adult female killed
  • Daughter of Abu Sabri Child female

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    11
  • (2–3 children3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–10
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Markada (مركدة), Al Hasakah governorate. The coordinates for this village are: 35.765641, 40.771032.

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Non credible
    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 Markadah, Syria
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jun 28, 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 September 24th-25th, the Coalition reported: “Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed an ISIS headquarters.”

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    11
  • (2–3 children3 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–10
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Incident Code

CS1521

Incident date

September 24, 2017

Location

الرقة‎, Central, Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

35.9505639, 39.0094148 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Five civilians were reportedly killed in alleged Coalition air or artillery strikes in Raqqa, local sources reported.

According to the Step News Agency, “five civilians were killed and others are missing under the rubble as a result of aerial and ground bombing by the international Coalition in neighborhoods controlled by IS in the middle of the city of Raqqa.”

Q_Alenzy reported that the Coaltion targeted a building near the “train station” and the “juvenile prison” along with “the Bedou neighborhood and Tawasu’iya with white phosphorus shells”.

Raqqa24 added that the Coaltion carried out several raids on the Bedouin neighbourhood and “the surroundings of the municipal stadium and the expansion park”.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Video depicting the targeting of the International Aviation Alliance building near the train station and juvenile prison in the city of Raqqa, posted by @saad_alsabr on September 24th, 2017.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incidents mention the city of Raqqa (الرقة‎), for which the coordinates are: 35.9505639, 39.0094148. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Non credible
    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 Raqqah, Syria
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

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

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For September 23rd-24th the Coalition reported: “Near Raqqah, 29 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed 20 fighting positions, 22 vehicles, three ISIS headquarters, a command and control node; and suppressed three fighting positions.”
For September 24th-25th the Coalition reported: "Near Raqqah, 27 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed 29 fighting positions, three vehicles; and suppressed a fighting position."

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • Airwars grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (4) [ collapse]