Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS117

Incident date

November 3, 2015

Location

الرقة‎, Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

35.949949, 39.007363 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Up to 34 civilians were reported killed including a woman and a child, and 50 injured in alleged Russian airstrikes, according to multiple sources.

Al A’maq [close to Daesh] claimed there were 26 strikes by Russian warplanes which caused 10 deaths, including two women. They claimed that the city’s general hospital was targeted, along with old and new bridges south of the city. At noon, planes continued bombarding the old bridge and a park adjacent to the al Fardous mosque, as well as residential areas.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported heavy casualties: 42 deaths, of which 27 were civilians including a woman. It claimed 15 of these 42 deaths were so-called Islamic State fighters.

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, 32 civilians were killed, including one child and one woman. They put the number injured at no less than 50.

30 victims have been named by the Syrian Network for Human Rights as

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mustafa Abdul Satar Al Hilal Age unknown male killed
  • Basam Aliwi (Al Fara) Age unknown male killed
  • Basam Aliwi’s wife Adult female Aliwi’s wife killed
  • Faisal Mohammad Al Satttam Age unknown killed
  • Abdullah Al Mahmoud Age unknown male killed
  • Abd Al Jana’an Age unknown male killed
  • Fasel Haji Al Hilal Age unknown male killed
  • Hussein Al Sarawi Age unknown male killed
  • Turkey Al Eisa Age unknown male killed
  • Yasser Turkey Al Eisa Age unknown child (or adult according to VDC) killed
  • Khalaf Al Atrouz Age unknown male killed
  • Abood Hasan Al Darwish Age unknown male killed
  • Wesam Al Musa Age unknown male killed
  • Raed Al Shaher Age unknown male killed
  • Jaber Ibrahim Age unknown male killed
  • Abd Al Mazeed /Al Kasrat Age unknown male killed
  • Abd Al Kana’an Age unknown male killed
  • Wesam Ismael Age unknown male killed
  • Abood Hasan Al Darwish Age unknown male killed
  • Abd Ahmad Al Mazeed Age unknown male killed
  • Jaber Ibrahim Khalil Al Kraiban Age unknown male killed
  • Rami Ismael Al Shaher Age unknown male killed
  • Faisel Al Eisawi Abu Fahed Age unknown killed
  • Abar Al Dali Age unknown killed
  • Ali Ahmad Al Ramo Age unknown killed
  • Ibrahim Rashed Al Askar Age unknown Deir Ez-Zour –Hasarat village killed
  • Hussein Age unknown A young man called killed
  • Hasan Ahmad Al Hwaidi Age unknown killed
  • Faisel Ahmad Al Hwaidi Age unknown killed
  • Fadl Haji al-Hlal Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    27 – 34
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    50
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently named one of the victims on their Facebook page as "Hussein" (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently0
  • Large destruction at the Skik Mosque in the southern suburb of Idlib after being bombed by alleged Russian-Russian planes

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has confirmed carrying out strikes in Raqqah governorate between November 3rd-5th 2015: “Near Raqqah, Su-34 bombers carried out strikes against two fortified strong points of militants located at the approaches to the city. Direct hits of air bombs destroyed fortified installations of terrorists as well as four automobile and armored vehicles.“

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    27 – 34
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    50
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (6) [ collapse]