Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS1196

Incident date

August 27, 2016

Location

الرقة‎, Tabqaqa, Raqqa, Syria

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Up to three civilians died and 30 more were injured in alleged Russian airstrike on Al Tabqaqa, local media reported.

According to Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently – who later blamed Russia – “three people died and more than 30 were injured raids by warplanes on a carpet factory in the city of Tabaqa”. The source later published graphic images showing charred bodies following the incident, adding that the carpet factory – which was reportedly put out of service – was near the Hamza mosque.

According to @AlSaharqia24, who also pointed to Russia, the entire mosque was destroyed in the strike. RBSS went on to report that another raid “targeted a kindergarten by the church in the city”.

The Step News Agency also attributed the strikes to Russia – though some other sources didn’t identify the responsible party – including the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights who said one civilian had died.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    30
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

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    A civilian casualty who was burnt alive following an alleged Russian raid on Ar Raqqa. (via, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently)
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    A civilian casualty who was burnt alive following an alleged Russian raid on Ar Raqqa. (via, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently)
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    A civilian casualty who was burnt alive following an alleged Russian raid on Ar Raqqa. (via, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently)

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 not reported any strikes between August 20th – 31st 2016.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • Civilians reported injured
    30
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]