Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS209

Incident date

November 29, 2015

Location

الثورة‎, Al-Thawrah (Tabaqah), Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

35.8295049, 38.5360909 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Two to five non-combatants were reported killed following an alleged Russian airstrike targeting the Al Makassem area in Tabaqa.

The victims were named by Raqqa is Being Silently Slaughtered. The group also posted images of homes which were allegedly targeted in the morning of November 28th.

Additionally, three individuals used their Twitter accounts to report the alleged attack, with @LccSy saying there were three strikes, killing a total of five non-combatants. @Khaled_qahtan reported destruction of the town and injuries. And @Abobakr33A  said there had been a raid “on Al Makassem area in the town of Tabaqa in western Raqqa countryside.”

The Daesh-linked agency Al A’maq published a video showing aftermath of an assault by ‘warplanes’.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (2 men)
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
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    Body of a man killed in alleged Russian airstrike on Tabaqua, November 28th 2015. (via Raqqa is Being Silently Slaughtered)
  • The location of the alleged Russian air raid. Struck on an area in the city where there is a striking class divide. (via @abobakr33a tweet)
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    An injured child is treated by a doctor. (Via Raqqa is being slaughtered silently facebook post)
  • The aftermath of the destruction. (via Raqqa is being slaughtered silently facebook post)

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 reported that “In the course of the last week, November 26 – December 4, the Russian aircraft have performed 431 combat sorties from the Hmeymim airbase making pinpoint strikes on 1458 terrorist objects in the Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Deir ez-Zor and Raqqah provinces.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (2 men)
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]