Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2255

Incident date

May 25, 2017

Location

الترن, al Tarn, Raqqa, Syria

Geolocation

35.985229, 38.041534 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Subdistrict level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Subdistrict

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was killed and others were wounded in three alleged Russian or Assad regime airstrikes against the village of al Tarn near the village of Dibsi Faraj in the western Tabaqa countryside of Raqqa, according to local sources and activists.

Conflicting reports were given as to who was responsible for the airstrikes. The majority of sources, including Syrian Network for Human Rights and @sharqiya_voice, identified Russian planes as responsible. However, @Raqqa_SL reported that the regime was to blame for the casualties caused by the airstrikes. An additional source, a tweet by @24Raqqa, did not differentiate between Russia and the regime in reporting who carried out the bombing.

The airstrikes struck a mosque in al Tarn, which resulted in the death of the Imam of the mosque and the destruction of the building to the extent that it could no longer hold services. In addition to the mosque, the airstrikes also caused the destruction of several houses.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Image of Ahmad al Othman al Ali al Sheikh, killed in airstrikes against al Tarn on May 24th, 2017 (via RBSS Facebook)
  • Image of Ahmad al Othman al Ali al Sheikh, killed in airstrikes against al Tarn on May 24th, 2017 (via Issa Abou Salem Facebook)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

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

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]