Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2368

Incident date

July 25, 2017

Location

السبخة, Sabkha, Raqqa, Syria

Geolocation

35.810278, 39.263889 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Up to 30 civilians died in an airstrike on a camp for displaced people in Sabkha in the eastern Raqqa countryside, according to sources on the ground. The majority of reports blamed Russia for this event.

According to the Step News Agency, “15 civilians were killed in air strikes targeting a displaced people’s camp near the town of Al-Sabkha in the eastern Ar Raqqa countryside”.

Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently reported “the massacre by two Russian planes in the town of Sabkha, which killed 15 people, five of whom were sons of Hassan al-Karmu and five members of the family of Khalil al-Karmu”

Jorfnews was alone in blaming the Saad regime

In unpublished notes from an Amnesty field report shared with Airwars, a witness said that up to 30 civilians were said to have been killed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (8)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10 – 30
  • (0–4 children0–4 women)
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

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 specific strikes between July 1st - 31st 2017.

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
    10 – 30
  • (0–4 children0–4 women)
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]