Reported civilian and ‘friendly fire’ deaths from Coalition airstrikes October 2017

Written on October 1, 2017


Our reports for all civilian casualty allegations prior to October 2017 can be found here

Listed below are all known reports for October 2017 – via generally credible sources unless otherwise indicated – of non-combatant and ‘friendly fire’ deaths allegedly caused by the US-led Coalition in Iraq and Syria.

We include locations, dates and reported casualty numbers, as well as the names of victims where known. Also cross-referenced are any known US or allied airstrikes or artillery strikes in the vicinity – and any Coalition response to a reported incident. Some photos have been masked because of their graphic content. Masks will disappear when your cursor is placed over them. We explain our grading system here.

You can find our complete reports for 2014 to 2017 here. Casualty claims relating to Russian actions can be found here.

Airwars draws on a wide range of sources. These can include international and local news agencies and NGOs; and more fragmentary social media sites including local residents’ groups, Facebook pages (for examples martyrs’ pages), YouTube footage of incidents, and tweets relating to specific events. On occasion we also include links to militant and terrorist propaganda sources which are directly pertinent to an event. These are always clearly marked as such.

We also collate reports from regionally-focused monitoring groups which can include:
Syrian Network for Human Rights
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
Syria Violations Documentation Center
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently
Iraq Body Count

UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI)
Bellingcat
 (geolocation of strikes)

Please note that this is an evolving dataset, which reflects our latest current understanding of any particular event. Records are subject to change.

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October 2017

October 1st 2017: (S1380) Tabiyyah Jazeera village, 20km south east of Deir Ezzor, Deir Ezzor Governorate, Syria
Summary: Local leader Thalj Ragheb Al-Humaidi Al-Salman was killed in airstrikes on Tabiyya Jazeera village, according to multiple local sources. He was Mukhtar of the village and Sheikh of the Burmah clan.
It is not presently clear who is responsible as no source apportioned blame – all but one referred to “shelling”. Airwars will amend the entry when new information arises.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: @Deirfree [Arabic] [Archived], Shbab [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad Al Hasaka [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Free Deir Ezzor [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For September 30th-October 1st the Coalition reported “Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed an ISIS well head and engaged two tactical units. Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIS tactical vehicle.”
For October 1st-2nd: “Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed two ISIS well heads and a fighting position.Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two headquarters.”

 

October 1st 2017: (S1381) Abu Kamal, Deir Ezzor Governorate, Syria
Summary: Between nine and 13 civilians died, including at least one child and four women, following alleged airstrikes in a second reported massacre on Abu Kamal in 24 hours. Reports were contested: two blamed the Coalition, three believed Russia the “likely” culprit and the remaining ten known reports did not apportion blame.
The strikes were conducted after midnight according to Syrian Press Center, which published a list of the dead, originally posted by Furat Post (the IS Russian language propaganda outlet). However, the list was later reported by various other media sources:
Kamol Al Kassar
Zuhair Kamol Al Kassar
Yasin Al-Hamdawi
Yassin Al-Hamdawi’s wife
Abdullah Yasin Al-Hamdawi
Hamza Al Rabi’
Hamza al-Rabi’s wife
The daughter of Suleiman Yassin al-Hamdawi
Manaf Al Rahoumi
A tenth citizen was documented by Free Deir Ezzor, though the identity of the person was not recorded. That report alleged that the US-led Coalition had carried out “several thermal missile strikes” on the outskirts of Aisha hospital, a street near the market and Dwar Egyptian.

Greater detail on location was provided by the Euphrates Post, which said that raids targeted “the shoulder and grain silos and near the Al-Shafei Mosque and the Egyptian roundabout in the city”. The report added “the situation is very tragic due to the total interruption of electricity and drinking water for months”.
Baladi and the Syrian Network for Human Rights suspected Russia to be the culprit, Baladi referred to “unidentified aircraft likely to be Russian”. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights recorded 12 dead, including four women. It did not allocate blame. The highest death toll was reported by Jisirtv at 13, with 15 were seriously wounded, according to its report. It attributed blame to the US-led Coalition.
Civilians reported killed: 9-13, including one child and four women
Civilians reported injured: 15
Sources: Syrianpc [Arabic] [Archived], Aljazeera [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi [Arabic] [Archived], Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Free Deir Ezzor [Arabic] [Archived], Free Deir Ezzor (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post (3) [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post (4) [Arabic] [Archived], Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Jisirtv [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Contested – Russia, Coalition and unidentified aircraft are apportioned blame in reporting.
Coalition position: For September 30th – October 1st the Coalition reported “Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed an ISIS well head and engaged two tactical units”  For October 1st – October 2nd the Coalition reported “Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed two ISIS well heads and a fighting position.”

 

October 1st: (S1382) Possibly Mashlab neighbourhood of Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: Multiple local sources reported that three male civilians died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Raqqah.
The victims were named as:
Shadi Mohammed Azo Mokhtash
Ahmad Mustafa Al-Omar
Saleh Al-Ali Al-Saeed
Ar Raqqah Truth said that one of the victims, Shadi Mohammed Azo Mokhtash (pictured), came from the Mashlab area.

Civilians reported killed: 3
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: @24Raqqa [Arabic], [Archived], @soheb1199 [Arabic], [Archived], Alraqqa ahlna [Arabic], [Archived], Asharqasouri [Arabic], [Archived], Shabab [Arabic], [Archived], Ahmad Al Shbli [Arabic], [Archived], Marsad Al Hasaka [Arabic], [Archived], Al Ragga Truth [Arabic], [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic], [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position:
For September 30th-October 1st, the Coalition reported: “Near Raqqah, 29 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units, destroyed 20 fighting positions and a supply route, and suppressed 10 fighting positions.”

For October 1st-2nd: “Near Raqqah, 20 strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed 16 fighting positions, 11 vehicles; and disrupted two supply routes.” It additionally added that “Near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions.”

Shadi Mohammed Azo Mokhtash (via Ar Raqqah Truth)

 

October 1st: (S1383) Al Hammad hospital area الميادين Al Mayadin, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: Nine named civilians died in an airstrike in Al Mayadin, local media reported – though it was unclear who was responsible for the event, with sources pointing towards the Coalition, Russia and the regime. Many reports referred only to attacks by “warplanes”.
According to Euphrates Post and other sources, the raids occurred “in the vicinity of Al-Hammad Hospital and Teachers Syndicate in Al-Mayadeen”.
@Asharq_news reported that both “warplanes and helicopters had carried out 25 raids an hour ago”.
The Syrian Press Center said that “Russian warplanes and international coalition aircraft continue to commit the worst massacres against civilians in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Azzur. On Sunday, warplanes carried out a new massacre in the city of Al-Mayadeen, leaving four martyrs dead”.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the death toll at three including a child and reported that the warplanes responsible were “believed to be Russian”.

Sound and Picture said that five civilians including two children had died, but like many sources, didn’t identify who carried out the raids.
However, the Syrian Network for Human Rights reported regime warplanes had killed seven non-combatants, including two children and two women.
Fayyad Ahmad Hussein al-Afif
Fatima Jassem Ali al Hayyoun
Awad Hassan al Jawad
The daughter of Ismail Al Hamdan
– child
The son of Walid Madad Al-Jobar
Isim Al-Hammad
– son of “Abu Karem”
Mrs. Khalfah al-Hammad – known as Umm Saleh

Khaled Salem was named as injured
Two ISIS fighters named as Abu Yasser and Hamdan al-Shaher Abu Saleh were also reported killed.
Civilians reported killed: 5-7, including 1-2 children and 2 women
Civilians reported injured: at least 2
Sources: Jisrtv [Arabic], [Archived], Alkhaleejonline [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Press Center [Arabic], [Archived], Baladi [Arabic], [Archived], JBC [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SO4HR) [Arabic], [Archived], @DeirEzzor24 [Arabic], [Archived], @Asharq_news [Arabic], [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic], [Archived], Euphrates Post (2) [Arabic], [Archived], Euphrates Post (3) [Arabic], [Archived], Euphrates Post (4) [Arabic], [Archived], Euphrates Post (5) [Arabic], [Archived], Euphrates Post (6) [Arabic], [Archived], Sound and Picture [Arabic], [Archived], Sound and Picture (2) [Arabic], [Archived], Amer Hweidi [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) [Archived], Euphrates Post (6) [Arabic], [Archived], Al Baloum news [Arabic], [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Contested Russia
Coalition position: 
For September 30th-October 1st the Coalition reported “Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed an ISIS well head and engaged two tactical units. Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIS tactical vehicle.”

For October 1st-2nd: “Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed two ISIS well heads and a fighting position.Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two headquarters.”

‘A picture showing the effects of the destruction caused by air raids targeting the vicinity of Al-Hammad Hospital and Teachers Syndicate in Al-Mayadeen today [Oct 1st]’ (via Euphrates Post)

October 1st: (S1385) معبر الحوايج al Hawaij crossing, near الشحيل al Shaheel, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: Two named civilians died in an airstrike on the al Hawaji crossing near al Shaheel in Deir Ezzor, according to local media. It is currently unclear which party was to blame for the deaths. While no source explicitly blamed the US-led Coalition, many didn’t identify the culprit. Other sources, however, pointed to both Russia and the Assad regime.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the death toll at two and said that Russian warplanes were “believed” to have carried out the attack. But according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, the regime was to blame.
Two victims were named by Euphrates Post (though it didn’t say which party was responsible for their deaths):

Ghannam Al-Atwan Abu Abdul
Hamid Hamed Al-Mishaan
Deir Free, however, attributed the men’s deaths to Russia.
Civilians reported killed: 2
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Syrian Human Rights Committee [SHRC] [Arabic], [Archived], Sharqiya Marsad [Arabic], [Archived], Deirfree [Arabic], [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic], [Archived], Euphrates Post (2) [Arabic], [Archived], Euphrates Post (3) [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights (SN4HR) [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SO4HR) [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Contested Russia – no source points directly to Coalition, though several do not identify the culprit.
Coalition position: 
For September 30th-October 1st the Coalition reported “Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed an ISIS well head and engaged two tactical units. Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIS tactical vehicle.”

For October 1st-2nd: “Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed two ISIS well heads and a fighting position.Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two headquarters.”

Hamid Hamed Al-Mishaan, killed in a strike on al Shaheel, Oct 1st (via Euphrates Post)
Ghannam Al-Atwan Abu Abdul, killed in a strike on al Shaheel, Oct 1st (via Euphrates Post)

 

October 1st 2017: (S1387) بقرص, Bokros , eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, Syria
Summary: According to a single report, 12 civilians died in a ‘Coalition airstrike’ on Bokros – though Airwars understands that the Coalition was not bombing in this territory at the time, while Russia and the regime reportedly were.
Motawasset claimed that the “US coalition committed a new massacre that killed at least 12 civilians in the village of Baqras Fuqani”.

According to Euphrates Post, Mohammed Ahmed al-Hajar and Obeid al-Ramadan’s wife were injured “and a large number of houses were destroyed as a result of airstrikes”.
It later added that “Obeid al Ramadan’s house was destroyed, which led to the injury of his wife and the death of a cow in airstrikes.” It did not identify the culprit.
Civilians reported killed: 12
Civilians reported injured: 2
Sources: Motawasset [Arabic], [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic], [Archived], Euphrates Post (2) [Arabic], [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Discounted – likely a Russian or regime strkie
Coalition position: For September 30th-October 1st the Coalition reported “Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed an ISIS well head and engaged two tactical units. Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIS tactical vehicle.”
For October 1st-2nd: “Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed two ISIS well heads and a fighting position.Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two headquarters.”

‘Photos showing the effects of the destruction of the house of Obeid al Ramadan, which led to the injury of his wife and the death of a cow, as a result of air strikes targeting the town of Bokros noon today [Octo 1st]’ (via Euphrates Post]

October 2nd 2017: (S1389) بقرص فوقاني, Bokros Foqani, eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, Syria
Summary: Between 10 and 12 civilians, including an entire family, died in an airstrike on Bokros Foqani, local media reported. The culprit is currently unclear, though Airwars understands that the Coalition was not bombing in this territory at the time, while Russia reportedly was.
According to Yasser Al-Zatra, “12 civilians, mostly children and women, died as a result of bombing by the American air force to the village of Buqrs Foqani”.

Euphrates Post put the death toll at 10 but didn’t indentify the warplanes responsible. It named victims as:
Zuhair al-Ayed and his entire family.
Mahran Al-Shatti
Wife of Ammar Al Asmar (the daughter of Mohammed Al Hamdan)
However, Step News Agency attributed the event to Russia, putting the death count at 10, “mostly women and children”.
Civilians reported killed: 10-12
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Yasser Al-Zatra [Arabic], [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic], [Archived], Step News Agency [Arabic], [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Contested Russia
Coalition position: For October 1st-2nd the Coalition reporetd: “Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed two ISIS well heads and a fighting position.Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two headquarters.”
For October 2nd-3rd: “Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two vehicles. Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a vehicle.

 

October 2nd 2017: (S1390) near مدرسة المحدثة al Mohadatha school,  البوكمال  , Abu Kamal, Deir Ezzor, Syria
Summary: Between 11 and 14 civilians including an entire family died and dozens more were wounded in a reported airstrike near the al Mohadatha school in Abu Kamal, according to local media. Sources, however, were conflicted as to whether the US-led Coalition or Russia were to blame. A number of reports did not identify the warplanes responsible.
Jisr TV attributed the event to the Coalition, reporting that “the international coalition aircraft carried out a new massacre in the town of Abu Kamal in the eastern suburb of Deir ez-Zawr, killing 13 civilians, nine of them from one family. A further 15 were seriously wounded.”

Al Boosleh (a pro-regime source), also pointed towards the Coalition, putting the death toll at twelve. Citing the state-run SANA news agency it reported “a new attack by the International Coalition led by the United States of America. SANA said that 12 civilians, mostly children and women, were killed as a result of the bombing of the American coalition aircraft to the homes of the people in the village of Baqrs Fuqani and the city of Albuqmal rural Deir Alzour.”
However, according to Deir Ezzor 24, Step News Agency and Sound and Picture, Russia was responsible. Death counts in reports varied between 11 and 14 civilians.
The Syrian Human Rights Committee named three victims in Abu Kamal as:

Wala’a Al-Sayed Hibet
Othman al-Rawi
The child Lian Al-Rawi
Civilians reported killed: 11-14
Civilians reported injured: 12-24
Sources: Baladi [Arabic], [Archived], Deirezzor24 [Arabic], [Archived], Deirezzor24 (2) [Arabic], [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic], [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic], [Archived], Euphrates Post (2) [Arabic], [Archived], Sound and Picture [Arabic], [Archived], Step News Agency [Arabic], [Archived], Jisrvtv [Arabic], [Archived], Step News Agency (2) [Arabic], [Archived], Alboosleh [pro-regime] [Archived], Moaz Alshami [Arabic], [Archived], Justice for Life [JFL] [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Human Rights Committee [SHRC] [Arabic], [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Contested Russia
Coalition position: For October 1st-2nd the Coalition reporetd: “Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed two ISIS well heads and a fighting position.Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two headquarters.”
For October 2nd-3rd: “Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two vehicles. Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a vehicle.

 

October 2nd 2017: القائم (I665) Al Huseiba area of Al Qaim, west Anbar province, Iraq
Summary: A married couple – named as Bashir Karim Dhiab al-Kubaisi and his wife – were reported killed in central al Qaim following a Coalition or Iraq Air Force strike.
According to al Qaim News, “the [Iraqi] air force killed citizen Bashir Karim Dhiab al-Kubaisi and his wife in Qaim district.” Al Grbia Al Hadath said the couple died when their home at al Huseiba in central al Qaim was struck It did not attribute responsibility.

Yaqein instead referred to the “Shelling of aircraft # International Alliance, which targeted residential areas of Qaim # west of Anbar, and the deaths and injuries of civilians.”
Civilians reported killed: 2, including 1 woman
Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived],  Al Qaim News [Arabic] [Archived], Algrbia al Hadath [Arabic] [Archived], Beloved al Qaim [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For October 1st-2nd 2017, the Coalition has publicly reported no strikes in the vicinity.
For October 2nd-3rd 2017, the Coalition reported that “Near Al Qaim, two strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters and a weapons cache.”

 

October 2nd 2017: (S1391) منطقة التوسعية al Tawassi’ya neighbourhood, Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: Local sources reported 19 to 45 were killed, in a mass civilian casualty incident on al Tawassi’ya neighbourhood, Raqqah city. Some reports said that a shelter in the Traffic park area had been struck, while others said two buildings were hit.
The lowest death toll of “at least 19” came from the Syrian Network for Human Rights; the second highest was 40 killed, including women and children, documented by Raqqa Post. All other sources documented 45 deaths. Every source blamed the US-led Coalition for the attack.
The airstrikes reportedly targeted buildings in an area in which civilians were situated according to Amir al-Abbad, an Aljazeera correspondent.
Further detail was provided by @Q_Alensy who alleged that two buildings in the neighbourhood, west of Baladi Stadium were targeted by the Coalition resulting in the loss of civilian life.
Civilians reported killed: 19-45, including women and children
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived], Mohab Nasser [Arabic] [Archived], Step News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Hadi Alabdullah [Arabic] [Archived], Mohab Naser [Arabic] [Archived], Q_Alenzy [Arabic] [Archived], Aljazeera [Arabic] [Archived], Radiokull [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa post [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Fair – though limited information regarding specifics of incident.
Coalition position: For October 1st – 2nd the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 20 strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed 16 fighting positions, 11 vehicles; and disrupted two supply routes.” It additionally added that “Near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions.”
For October 2nd – 3rd the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, six strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions and three ISIS supply routes.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 2, near Raqqah, 23 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units, destroyed nine fighting positions and damaged five fighting positions.” And that “On Oct. 2, Near Raqqah, 10 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units.”

 

October 2nd 2017: (S1394a) مظلوم فوقاني Mazloum Foqani, Kisham district, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: The civilian Abdullah al Jamma was reported “under the rubble” of buildings, following airstrikes by unidentified aircraft. reportedly targeting the town of Mazloum Foqani according to the Euphrates Post.
The town in sits on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, where the US-led Coalition was still conducting strikes. Mr al Jamma was suspected to have been under the rubble for two days at the time Euphrates Post reported the incident.
No additional details are presently available.

Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured:
Sources: Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Weak – a single source and unidentified aircraft.
Coalition position: For October 1st – 2nd the Coalition reported “Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed two ISIS well heads and a fighting position.”
For October 2nd – 3rd
the Coalition reported “Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two vehicles.”

 

October 2nd 2017: (S1395) لسخنة al Sukhna, Eastern Homs, Syria
Summary: Eight members of the Lebanese Hezbollah were reported killed following an alleged Coalition drone strike.
Bassaam Jaara tweeted “the fall of 8 dead and injury of 20 others” after a drone reportedly struck the city al Sukhna.
According to Step the drone killed a  “leader named “Mr. Mekki” and seven fighters of the party, namely: Ali Mohamed Ayad – Ibrahim Sabiti – Ali Abdullah Sabra – Mohammed Riyad Makki – Ali Mohammed Mohse,  Ahmed Ali Fakhruddin – Mohammed Ali Majid Al-Jundi), whilst they resided at a camp near the city.
The US-led Coalition responded to the allegations via Twitter, denying any involvement: “Strikes reported E of Palmyra #Syria killing 7 Hezbollah is NOT #CJTFOIR area of Opns. Our fight is with #ISIS; #Raqqa & E of Euphrates”.
The incident is therefore discounted.
Forces reported killed: 8
Forces reported injured: 20 or more
Sources: Hadi Alabdullah [Arabic] [Archived], Bassam Jaara [Arabic] [Archived], Step [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], OIR Spokesman [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Discounted
Coalition position: No strikes near Homs were publicly reported by the Coalition for this period.

 

October 3rd 2017: (S1395a) الرقة Raqqah city, Raqqah Governorate, Syria
Summary: A civilian male named as Dr. Alaa El Din Hassan Hamam (pictured) died in Raqqah city following US-led Coalition airstrikes, local sources said.
According to a report by Al Rafed, Dr. Alaa El Din Hassan Hamam provided medical assistance for the injured in Raqqah until he died. His brother told Al Rafed: “He and his wife were in the last period providing first aid and dressing and stitching the wounded and injured in their homes according to the available possibilities because of the situation inb Raqqah and was trying to bury the martyrs who are the result of artillery shelling and air and the young people with values ​​in the city”. He was unable to be buried as following the airstrike which killed him his family fled the city, his brother added – “Unfortunately they left Al-Raqqa without burying my brother or seeing his body.”
All sources blamed the US-led Coalition for his death.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured:Unknown

Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silenty (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa R.W.B [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad Al Hasaka [Arabic] [Archived], Q_Alenzy [Arabic] [Archived], Kalimahorra [Arabic] [Archived], Alrafed [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position:  For October 2nd – 3rd the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, six strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions and three ISIS supply routes.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 2, near Raqqah, 23 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units, destroyed nine fighting positions and damaged five fighting positions.” And that “On Oct. 2, Near Raqqah, 10 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units.”
For October 3rd – 4th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 30 strikes engaged 16 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 14 fighting positions, two vehicles, and a logistics node; and suppressed four fighting positions.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 3, near Raqqah, four strikes destroyed three ISIS fighting positions and a VBIED.” And that “On Oct. 3, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS communication system.”

Dr. Alaa Al-Din Al-Hamam (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently)

Dr. Alaa El Din Hassan Hamam died following alleged US-led Coalition airstrikes on Raqqah (via RBSS)

 

October 3rd  2017: (S1396) شارع القطار al Qitar [train] street, al-Tawassiya area, north of Raqqah city centre , Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: Between 13  and 21 civilians reportedly died and 15 were wounded following alleged US-led Coalition airstrikes to the north of Raqqah city, at the outskirts of the al-Tawassoiya area. The victims were “gathered around a water well on Qitar (train) street” collecting water “due to the ongoing water cuts in the city for more than three months” local sources said.
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently reported that the two remaining water wells in neighbourhoods controlled by the so-called Islamic State organizations were now out of service.
The lowest claimed death toll at 13 was reported by Raqqa24, the Syrian Network for Human Rights placed the toll at 16 whilst The Syrian Observatory documented 18 killed, including women and children. All other sources alleged 21 killed.
Aljazeera noted the original report of the incident was released by the so-called Islamic State organization.
Sources who spoke to Albawaba said “The raids of the international coalition and the bombing of the Syrian Democratic Forces destroyed the water tanks that went out of service, and was targeting the last bakeries in the city for days.”
All sources suspected the US-led Coalition carried out the airstrike. However the Coalition itself pushed back, with the official spokesman openly attacking an AFP tweet: “To clarify: this is an ALLEGATION from a single source. takes extraordinary efforts to protect civilians & strike valid mil targets”
Civilians reported killed: 13-21, including women and children
Civilians reported injured: 14-15
Sources: Raqqa Post [Arabic] [Archived], Nabaa [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa24 [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa Post (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Aljazeera [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Albawaba [Arabic] [Archived], Agence France Presse, Coalition tweet
Quality of reporting: Fair – though the original report was released by A’amaq, so-called Islamic State’s media group.
Coalition position: For October 2nd – 3rd the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, six strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions and three ISIS supply routes.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 2, near Raqqah, 23 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units, destroyed nine fighting positions and damaged five fighting positions.” And that “On Oct. 2, Near Raqqah, 10 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units.”
For October 3rd – 4th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 30 strikes engaged 16 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 14 fighting positions, two vehicles, and a logistics node; and suppressed four fighting positions.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 3, near Raqqah, four strikes destroyed three ISIS fighting positions and a VBIED.” And that “On Oct. 3, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS communication system.”

 

October 3rd 2017: (S1396d) الرقة Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: A family named as Al Obaid Nazzal, his wife and four of their daughters died following alleged US-led Coalition strikes on the city of Raqqa, according to reports.
The family were displaced persons from Palmyra. There is limited information regarding the attack, though all sources blamed the US-led Coalition.
Civilians reported killed: 6, including 5 women
Civilians reported injured: Unknown

Sources: Raqqa Media Office [Arabic] [Archived], Syrianpc [Arabic] [Archived], Palmyra Revolutionary Committee [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position:  For October 2nd – 3rd the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, six strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions and three ISIS supply routes.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 2, near Raqqah, 23 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units, destroyed nine fighting positions and damaged five fighting positions.” And that “On Oct. 2, Near Raqqah, 10 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units.”

For October 3rd – 4th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 30 strikes engaged 16 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 14 fighting positions, two vehicles, and a logistics node; and suppressed four fighting positions.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 3, near Raqqah, four strikes destroyed three ISIS fighting positions and a VBIED.” And that “On Oct. 3, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS communication system.”

 

October 3rd 2017: (S1396a) حارة المرندية al Marnadiya street, حي البدو al Badou neighbourhood, Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: Sixteen civilians, including 3 women and 11 children died following alleged US-led Coalition airstrikes on al Marniadiya Street in al Badou neighbourhood, Raqqah, according to local media.
The strike reportedly targeted a residential building (pictured). Raqqah is Being Slaughtered Silently identified the victims as:
Ahmed Haj Amin
Kafa’a Haj Khalaf
Ahmed Haj Amin’s wife
Aya Saadullah Haj Amin and her child
Amani Haj Amin and her two daughters
Mohammed Kamel Haj Amin
The sons of Ayman al-Akhtari
Saad Abu Ahmad, a trader from the al Kanadi exhibition place in Raqqah, now living in Leipzig, commented on the RBSS post: ‘Yes this is my brother and my nephews, my daughter and her kids and my niece the daughter of my brother Ahmad and her husband.”.

All sources reported the US-led Coalition culpable.
Civilians reported killed: 16, including 3 women and 11 children
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived], @Tojw4 [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For October 2nd – 3rd the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, six strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions and three ISIS supply routes.”

For October 3rd – 4th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 30 strikes engaged 16 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 14 fighting positions, two vehicles, and a logistics node; and suppressed four fighting positions.”

Destruction of buildings on al Marnadiya street, following alleged US-led Coalition airstrikes, Oct 3rd

October 3rd 2017: (S1396b) Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: Fourteen civilians from two displaced families of the city of Palmyra died in alleged US-led Coalition strikes on the city of Raqqah, according to local media.
The source Raqqa R.W.B listed the victims:
1 – Hana Mohammed Mutlaq. [F]
2 – Sahed Maher Hamada. [F]
3-Yasin Maher Hamada.
4-Ali Marouh.
5 – Jihad Ali Marooh (son of Ali Marouh)
6- Ali Hussein Marouh (grandson of Jihad Ali Marooh)
7-Louai Mohammed Al-Nasser.
8 – Kafaa Hassan Hariri (wife of Louay). [F}
9. Mohammed Louay Al-Nasser.
10-Ahmed Louay Al-Nasser.
11-Huda Louay Al-Nasser. [F]
12 – Ro’a Louay al-Nasser. [F]
13 – Mother of Louay Mohamed Al – Nasser. [F]
14 – daughter of Mohammed al – Nasser. [F]
Presently, information on the incident is limited. Airwars will amend the entry when new information arises.
Civilians reported killed: 14, including seven women
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Raqqa RWB [Arabic] [Archived], Palmyra Revolutionary Committee [Arabic] [Archived], Palmyra Revolutionary Committee (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For October 2nd – 3rd the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, six strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions and three ISIS supply routes.”
For October 3rd – 4th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 30 strikes engaged 16 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 14 fighting positions, two vehicles, and a logistics node; and suppressed four fighting positions.”

 

October 3rd 2017: (S1396c) الرقة Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: A family of seven, including three women, died in alleged US-led Coalition airstrikes on Raqqah city, local sources said.
Names of the family were listed in multiple reports as:
Khaled Khalaf Al Salamah
Huda Khaled El Salamah [F]
Waleed Khaled Al Salamah
Farah Khalid Salamah [F]
Hussain Khaled Al Salamah
Mohamed Khaled El Salamah
Najah Khaled Salamah [F]
No additional details are presently available.

Civilians reported killed: 7, including three women
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Asharq Alsuri [Arabic] [Archived], RNN (pro-assad) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa R.W.B [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived], Mohammed Alabdullah [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For October 2nd – 3rd the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, six strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions and three ISIS supply routes.”
For October 3rd – 4th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 30 strikes engaged 16 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 14 fighting positions, two vehicles, and a logistics node; and suppressed four fighting positions.”

October 3rd-4th 2017: (S1396e) Al Mayadin, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: The Euphrates Post reported “the martyrdom of: Mrs. Nour Omar Al Haj Hassan, wife of Mahmoud Khalaf al-A’llash and her daughters Sarah and  Judy Mahmoud al-A’llash, 3 months old, as a result of air strikes targeted their home in the city of Mayadeen a few days ago.”
Civilians reported killed: 3: 1 woman and her two children
Civilians reported injured:  unknown
Sources: Euphrates Post [Arabic], [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Weak – currently single source
Coalition position: For October 2nd-3rd, the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a vehicle.”
For October 3rd-4th: “Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle. Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units.”

For October 4th-5th: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed four vehicles and a VBIED.”

 

October 4th 2017: (S1397) Water well in حي الشهداء al Shuhadaa neighbourhood, Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: Between 13 and 15 civilians reportedly died following airstrikes on al Shuhadaa neighbourhood north of Raqqah city, according to local sources. The civilians were said to have gathered around a water well in the area. This was the second reported attack on the city’s water supply in two days.
Shahba Press said it had documented 13 killed, including seven children and “dozens” wounded, Fifteen were alleged killed by Al Ragga Truth. All other sources suspected 13 killed and all bar three directly blamed the US-led Coalition.
Civilians reported killed: 13 – 15, including seven children
Civilians reported injured: 12-24
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived], Al Ragga Truth [Arabic] [Archived], Syrianpc [Arabic] [Archived], SDU [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi [Arabic] [Archived], Shahed_Alep [Arabic] [Archived], Shahba Press [Arabic] [Archived], Mohab_Naser2 [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa24 [Arabic] [Archived], Khaledaboalmajed [Arabic] [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For October 3rd – 4th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 30 strikes engaged 16 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 14 fighting positions, two vehicles, and a logistics node; and suppressed four fighting positions.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 3, near Raqqah, four strikes destroyed three ISIS fighting positions and a VBIED.” And that “On Oct. 3, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS communication system.”
For October 4th – 5th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 23 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units; destroyed two communications systems, 17 fighting positions, one command and control node, two logistics nodes, four ISIS oil stills and three ISIS oil trucks; and suppressed two fighting positions.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 4, near Raqqah, Syria, 28 strikes engaged 11 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 11 fighting positons, three command and control nodes, communication infrastructure, four communication systems and a VBIED; and suppressed two fighting positions.” 

 

October 4th 2017: (S1398) الحديقة البيضاء al Hadika al Baidaa, Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: A civilian named as Farid Sheikho from Jumaili neighbourhood, was killed following “artillery shelling” on al Haldika al Baidaa (The White Garden), Raqqah city, according to multiple local sources.
Airwars understands that only the US-led Coalition was using artillery at the time on Raqqah. There is limited information presently available, and this entry will be amended when new details arise.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured:
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived], Soheb90 [Arabic] [Archived], Syrianpc [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa24 [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Fair – Airwars understands only the US-led Coalition used artillery in Raqqah.
Coalition position: For October 3rd – 4th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 30 strikes engaged 16 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 14 fighting positions, two vehicles, and a logistics node; and suppressed four fighting positions.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 3, near Raqqah, four strikes destroyed three ISIS fighting positions and a VBIED.” And that “On Oct. 3, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS communication system.”
For October 4th – 5th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 23 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units; destroyed two communications systems, 17 fighting positions, one command and control node, two logistics nodes, four ISIS oil stills and three ISIS oil trucks; and suppressed two fighting positions.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 4, near Raqqah, Syria, 28 strikes engaged 11 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 11 fighting positons, three command and control nodes, communication infrastructure, four communication systems and a VBIED; and suppressed two fighting positions.” 

 

October 4th 2017: (S1398a) الرقة Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: A civilian named as Hussein al-Ibrahim al-Hassan died following alleged US-led Coalition airstrikes on Raqqah city, local media reported. Raqqa Media Center cited “artillery bombardment” as the cause of his death.
Airwars understands only the US-led Coaliiton had access to artillery at Raqqah.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured:
Sources: Raqqa Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Weak – effectively single source
Coalition position: For October 3rd – 4th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 30 strikes engaged 16 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 14 fighting positions, two vehicles, and a logistics node; and suppressed four fighting positions.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 3, near Raqqah, four strikes destroyed three ISIS fighting positions and a VBIED.” And that “On Oct. 3, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS communication system.”

For October 4th – 5th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 23 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units; destroyed two communications systems, 17 fighting positions, one command and control node, two logistics nodes, four ISIS oil stills and three ISIS oil trucks; and suppressed two fighting positions.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 4, near Raqqah, Syria, 28 strikes engaged 11 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 11 fighting positons, three command and control nodes, communication infrastructure, four communication systems and a VBIED; and suppressed two fighting positions.” 

 

October 4th 2017: (S1399) حارة البدو  al Badou neighbourhood, Raqqah city, Raqqah Governorate, Syria
Summary: Seven civilians, including four children and two women, reportedly died following alleged US-led Coalition air strikes on al Badou neighbourhood, Raqqah city.
Details of the death toll were initially provided by one source only, the Syrian Network for Human Rights, which blamed the Coalition. Raqqa is Being Slaughtered also referred to air raids carried out by the Coalition on the neighbourhood, in conjunction with “intense artillery shelling”, with the source noting that the attacks occurred amid extensive bombardment of the neighbourhoods “Tawasu’iya, Bedou, Shihada’a, train street”. Moreover, RBSS documented “more than 117 air raids and about 1500 artillery shells targeted the city during the past three days”. 
Later reports said that Sadeed Al-Hallaq his wife, seven children, his father and his mother were killed. All sources attributed the incident to the US-led Coalition.
Civilians reported killed: 7-11, including four children and two women
Civilians reported injured:
Sources: Raqqa_SL [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic], [Archived], Amer Hweidi [Arabic] [Archived], @24Raqqa [Arabic] [Archived], @bil64948972 [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived], Asharqasouri [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa 24 [Arabic] [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For October 3rd – 4th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 30 strikes engaged 16 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 14 fighting positions, two vehicles, and a logistics node; and suppressed four fighting positions.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 3, near Raqqah, four strikes destroyed three ISIS fighting positions and a VBIED.” And that “On Oct. 3, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS communication system.”
For October 4th – 5th the Coalition reported •Near Raqqah, 23 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units; destroyed two communications systems, 17 fighting positions, one command and control node, two logistics nodes, four ISIS oil stills and three ISIS oil trucks; and suppressed two fighting positions.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 4, near Raqqah, Syria, 28 strikes engaged 11 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 11 fighting positons, three command and control nodes, communication infrastructure, four communication systems and a VBIED; and suppressed two fighting positions.” 

 

October 4th 2017: (S1400) هجين Hajeen, Abu Kamal area, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: A father and son, Hassan Nahar al-Wardi and Ahmed Hassan al-Wardi (pictured), were reported killed following airstrikes on the town of Hajeen in the Al Bukamal area after evening prayer, according to local sources. 
No reporting outlet apportioned blame and referred only to “airstrikes” and “air raids”. No further details are presently available.
Civilians reported killed: 2
Civilians reported injured:
Sources: Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Baqras [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Free [Arabic] [Archived], Amer Huwidi [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Contested – unidentified aircraft.
Coalition position: For October 3rd – 4th the Coalition reported “Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.”
For October 4th – 5th
the Coalition publicly reported no strikes near Abu Kamal.

Hassan Nahar al-Wardi and Ahmed Hassan al-Wardi (via Euphrates Post)

Hassan Nahar al-Wardi and Ahmed Hassan al-Wardi killed following airstrikes on the town of Hajeen (via Euphrates Post)

 

October 4th 2017: القائم (I666) Al Tanak neighbourhood of Al Qaim, West Anbar province, Iraq
Summary: At least one named civilian male was reported killed in the Tanak neighbourhood of al Qaim. While some sources blamed the US-led Coalition, others implied that Iraqi aircraft or artillery may have been responsible.
According to his family and local reports, Ihab Ahmad Sayed Ali al-Rawi died as a result of air and/ or artillery strikes on the al Tanak area.

The Arabic Centre for Human Rights also referred to “dead and injured civilians” in the Qaim al Arab area of the town. 
Civilians reported killed: 1-2 or more
Civilians reported injured: 1-2 or more 
Sources: Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], Al Qaim News [Arabic] [Archived], Arabic Center for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Abu Mohammed Alkubaisi [Arabic] [Archived], Al Qaim Al Hadath [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For October 3rd-4th 2017, the Coalition stated that “Near Al Qaim, two strikes destroyed an ISIS-held building and a weapons cache.”
For October 4th-5th 2017, the Coalition reported that “Near Al Qaim, two strikes destroyed an ISIS weapons cache and a VBIED factory.”

Ihab Ahmad al-Sayyed Ali al-Rawi (via Al Qaim News)

October 4th 2017: (S1399a) حي التوسعية , Al Tawasoui’ya neighbourhood , Raqqah City, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: Fifteen to 16 civilians or more died in an aerial attack reportedly conducted by the US-led Coalition on Al Tawaswiya neighbourhood, Raqqah city, according to local sources.
Saeed Ahmed Al Jum’a, his family and another family of relatives were documented killed by the source Marsad Al Hassaka, amongst other reports.
According to Smart activists, “the Tawasu’iya neighborhoods, the Bedouins and the organized white garden have been hit by about 20 coalition raids and 60 artillery and missile rounds from Qudd”.
All sources attributed the attack to the US-led Coalition.
Airwars will amend the entry when new information arises.  
Civilians reported killed: 15 – 16
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad Al Hasaka [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad Al Hasaka (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrianpc [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa11 (pro assad) [Arabic] [Archived], Sour news [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi [Arabic] [Archived], Smart [Arabic] [Archived], Alboosleh (pro assad) [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For October 3rd – 4th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 30 strikes engaged 16 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 14 fighting positions, two vehicles, and a logistics node; and suppressed four fighting positions.”
For October 4th – 5th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 23 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units; destroyed two communications systems, 17 fighting positions, one command and control node, two logistics nodes, four ISIS oil stills and three ISIS oil trucks; and suppressed two fighting positions.”

 

October 4-6th 2017: (S1400a) Al Mayadin, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: Local media reported the death of one civilian, Hamed Khabas al-Aliwi, in an airstrike on his home. Sources, reporting on October 8th, said that the victim was killed “a few days ago”.  
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured:  unknown
Sources: Euphrates Post [Arabic], [Archived], Mohsen [Arabic], [Archived], Ahmad Shbli [Arabic], [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Contested – unclear who was responsible
Coalition position:  For October 3rd – 4th the Coalition reported “Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.”
For October 4th – 5th
the Coalition publicly reported no strikes near Abu Kamal.
For October 5th-6th: “Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS weapons cache. Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two IEDs and a logistics node.”
For October 6th-7th: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, destroyed a defensive fighting position, a heavy machine gun and a vehicle.”

Hamed Khabbas al-Alew, reportedly killed in a strike on his home in Al Mayadin, oct 4-6th (via Euphrates Post)

 

October 5th 2017: (S1401)بلدة السكري Near al Hamdan Road/ Ne’ma Matar School, Sukkaria, Abu Kamal, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: Six civilians from two families reportedly died following airstrikes on the town of Sukkaria, close to Al Bukamal, local sources alleged. Unknown numbers of civilians were left wounded after the attack, with the death toll expected to rise due to some people being in a critical condition.
A correspondent for Deir Ezzor 24 reported that warplanes hit civilian houses in the early hours of the morning,“near the school of Ne’ma Matar and near Al-Hamdan road”, with the source adding that “shelling also caused the destruction of three homes” in total, in addition to the destruction of several shops and other buildings. A subsequent report from Syrian PC added al-Dalu Street to the location detail. Victims were listed by numerous sources as:
Zakaria al-Gharbi al-A’ttiyah
Yahya al-Gharbi al-A’ttiyah
Dua’a al – Gharbi Al-A’ttiyah
Ajaj al-Hussein and his daughter
daughter of Mohammed Ali Al-Hussein Al Zakar

Jisr TV alleged Russia committed the “massacre”, and asserted that the raids focussed on “residential areas of Sukkaria”; Al Jazeera and Baladi also blamed Russia, while Smart considered the aircraft “likely Russia”. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights blamed both Russia and the Regime, though in a subsequent report referred to “unidentified planes”. In contrast, Deir Ezzor Free Radio suspected the US-led Coalition (which did admit bombing the city that day), with the source adding the “home of Hilal Al Aifan” to the list of places affected, RadioKull also blamed the Coalition.

Civilians reported killed: 6, including five children and one to three women
Civilians reported injured: 4 or more
Sources: Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Deirezzor24 [Arabic] [Archived], Syrianpc [Arabic] [Archived], Jisirtv [Arabic] [Archived], Radiokull [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor Free Radio [Arabic] [Archived], Aljazeera [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi [Arabic] [Archived], JFL [Arabic] [Archived], Smart [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Qasioun [Arabic] [Archived], Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Contested – The US-led Coalition, Russia and the Regime were all blamed in reporting.
Coalition position: For October 4th – 5th the Coalition publicly reported no strikes near Abu Kamal.
For October 5th-6th the Coalition repoirted that “Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS weapons cache.”

A building destroyed following airstrikes on Sukkaria (via Sound and Picture)

A building destroyed following airstrikes on Sukkaria (via Sound and Picture)

 

October 5th 2017: (S1402) Water crossing between البوكمال al Bukamal –  الباغوز al Baghouz –  حويجة الخنافر Huweija al Khanafer -120 km east of Deir al-Zour, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria

Barakat Abdul Hamid Ibrahim died just a month after getting married according to reports (via Euphrates Post)

Summary: Between seven and nine civilians died, and 11 were left injured, following suspected airstrikes on the Al Bagouz water crossing, between Bagouz village and Abu Kamal city, on the northern bank of the Euphrates river.
Nearly all sources blamed Russia. Activists told Smart “Russian-made warplanes” conducted the attacks, Jisirtv referred to “Russian occupation aircraft”. Baqras did not apportion blame, thoughr provided a list of three of the victims:
Hamadi Ju’ma Al-Ibrahim
Kassar Amer Ibrahim
Barakat Abdul Hamid Ibrahim (pictured)
The Syrian Network for Human Rights attributed blame to the Regime, and documented “at least 7” killed following “warplane missiles”. Baladi totalled nine killed, as did Smart, which both cited Russia responsible.  

Civilians reported killed: 7-9
Civilians reported injured: 11
Sources: Smart [Arabic] [Archived], Jisirtv [Arabic] [Archived], Syriahr [Arabic] [Archived], Baqras [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived], Sound and Picture (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Smart [Arabic] [Archived], Aktham-Bargas [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Contested. Likely Russia.
Coalition position: For October 4th – 5th the Coalition reported No strikes near Al Bukamal.
For October 5th-6th the Coalition reported that “Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS weapons cache.” And that “Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two IEDs and a logistics node.”

 

 

October 5th 2017: (S1403)  جديدة عكيدات Jadida Akeidat, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: One civilian was reported killed following airstrikes on Jadid Akeidat, 20km east of Deir Ezzor on the northern bank of the Euphrates River. Smart described the incident as “similar” to attacks carried out in the same governorate during a 24 hour period, by “Russian-made warplanes”.
There is limited information on the incident, and Airwars will amend the entry when new information arises.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured:
Sources: Smart [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Weak – Presently a single source. Contested – likely Russian
Coalition position: For October 4th – 5th the Coalition reported “Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed four vehicles and a VBIED.”
For October 5th-6th the Coalition reported that “Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS weapons cache.” And that “Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two IEDs and a logistics node.”

 

 

October 5th 2017: (S1404) قرية الحسينية al Husseiniya village near Gininah, 11km northwest of Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary:  Five civilians died following airstrikes on al Husseiniya village, local sources said. The number of victims was placed at five in a report by Deir Ezzor 24, including “several others wounded”.
Deirfree identified the young man Hani Jadoua Al-Khalif al-Hammad as one of the dead, and “artillery shelling of the regime forces” was suspected responsible. In a second report released by Smart they placed the death toll at five again, and described the incident as having occurred in “a related context” to regime forces shelling a nearby village.
The US-led Coalition was not alleged responsible by any source, the Regime forces were blamed by three of the sources. “Artillery shelling” as the mode of warfare by most sources, Deir Ffree also noted a “missile strike”. Deir Ezzor 24 referred to “air raids” and did not apportion blame, therefore the Coalition could not be ruled out entirely.
Civilians reported killed: 5
Civilians reported injured: 5 or more
Sources: Smart [Arabic] [Archived], Deirfree [Arabic] [Archived], Deirezzor24 [Arabic] [Archived], Deirfree [Arabic] [Archived], Smart (2) [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Contested. Regime alleged responsible by most sources.
Coalition position: For October 4th – 5th the Coalition reported •Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed four vehicles and a VBIED.

For October 5th-6th the Coalition reported that “Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS weapons cache.” And that “Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two IEDs and a logistics node.”

 

October 5th 2017: (S1405) al Mayadeen, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary:  One person died in an aerial offensive that targeted the river crossing in al Mayadeen, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. News of the civilian casualty came amid numerous reports of Russian action in the area, @m_eelwahed described “Russian raids” with phosphorous which led to the outbreak of fires in several neighbourhoods of the city. Moreover, Baladi and Syrian PC both reported a Russian Ministry of Defence announcement that “the city of Mayadeen was targeted with ten Caliber [cruise] missiles from the Mediterranean to support the advance of the regimes forces in the region.” The announcement alleged that the“missiles targeted the headquarters and warehouses of weapons and ammunition belonging to ISIS in Mayadin”. According to Syrian PC, the announcement came “after dozens of air raids by Russian aircraft targeted the city of Mayadeen and its surroundings since dawn on Thursday, without knowing the damage caused by them until the moment of preparation of the news”. No allegations were made against the US-led Coalition, the Russians appear likely culpable.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured:
Sources: Syrianpc [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi [Arabic] [Archived], @OsamaMalaah [Arabic] [Archived], @m_eelwaheed [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Contested: Russia likely culprit.
Coalition position: For October 4th – 5th the Coalition reported •Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed four vehicles and a VBIED. Awaiting For October 5th-6th the Coalition reported that “Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS weapons cache.” And that “Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two IEDs and a logistics node.”

 

October 5th 2017: (S1406) حارة البدو  al Badou neighbourhood, Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary:  Eight or more women were alleged killed following US-led Coalition strikes on the al Badou neighbourhood, Raqqah city. According to the single source, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, the victims were gathering around a water well for women in the area. This was the third claimed incident over a few days in which a water source was targeted. Presently there is only one source, therefore information is limited. Airwars will update the entry when any new information arises.
Civilians reported killed: 8 or more women
Civilians reported injured:
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Weak – Presently a single source.
Coalition position: For October 4th – 5th the Coalition reported •Near Raqqah, 23 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units; destroyed two communications systems, 17 fighting positions, one command and control node, two logistics nodes, four ISIS oil stills and three ISIS oil trucks; and suppressed two fighting positions.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 4, near Raqqah, Syria, 28 strikes engaged 11 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 11 fighting positons, three command and control nodes, communication infrastructure, four communication systems and a VBIED; and suppressed two fighting positions.” 
For October 5th-6th, the Coalition reported that “Near Raqqah, 29 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed 23 fighting positions, two vehicles, a supply route, an IED, damaged a vehicle and suppressed three fighting positions.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 5, near Raqqah, Syria, 10 strikes disrupted three ISIS supply routes, damaged five fighting positions, destroyed one fighting position, and suppressed one fighting position and one ISIS tactical unit.” And that “On Oct 5, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike damaged an ISIS fighting position.”

 

October 5th-6th 2017: (S1421a) لحديقة البيضاء al Hadika al Baidaa [the white garden], Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: It was reported that Radwan Kor Ahmed, in addition to two other civilians, died in al Hadika al Baidaa (the white garden) of Raqqah city following alleged US-led Coalition strikes, local sources said. The two sources tracked both blamed the US-led Coalition.
While the deaths were reported on October 8th, sources said the victims had died “aq few days ago.”
At present information in very limited, we will update the entry when new details arise.
Civilians reported killed: 3
Civilians reported injured:
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa24 [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position:
For October 5th-6th, the Coalition reported that “Near Raqqah, 29 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed 23 fighting positions, two vehicles, a supply route, an IED, damaged a vehicle and suppressed three fighting positions.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 5, near Raqqah, Syria, 10 strikes disrupted three ISIS supply routes, damaged five fighting positions, destroyed one fighting position, and suppressed one fighting position and one ISIS tactical unit.” And that “On Oct 5, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike damaged an ISIS fighting position.”

For October 6th-7th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 17 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed a command and control node, seven fighting positions, two vehicles, and two communications infrastructures, and a VBIED; damaged two fighting positions, two communication infrastructures, two ISIS supply routes and suppressed one fighting position.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 6, near Raqqah, Syria 23 strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 17 fighting positions, six vehicles, a VBIED, and an ISIS supply road.”

 

October 5th 2017: (S1406a) الرقة Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: Four civilians from one family died in the conflict in Raqqah city, local media reported, though at present it is unclear how they died. The majority of sources alleged a land mine explosion was responsible, however, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently suspected ‘bombing” the cause. Airwars understands only the Coalition were bombing in Raqqah.
Raqqa24, among other sources, named Abdullah Al-Abdullah (pictured) and his sisters, Rehab and Hiba and his aunt Zerifah Al-Abdullah as the victims.
No additional information is currently available.
Civilians reported killed: 4, including 3 women
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Alshabka111 [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa24 [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Human Rights Committee [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Contested – Landmine explosion blamed.
Coalition position:  For October 4th – 5th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 23 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units; destroyed two communications systems, 17 fighting positions, one command and control node, two logistics nodes, four ISIS oil stills and three ISIS oil trucks; and suppressed two fighting positions.”

For October 5th – 6th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 29 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed 23 fighting positions, two vehicles, a supply route, an IED, damaged a vehicle and suppressed three fighting positions.”


Abdullah Al-Abdullah died in Raqqah, the cause of his death is unclear, RBSS alleged the US-led Coalition responsible (via RBSS)

 

October 5th/6th 2017: (S1435) Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: The entire family of Nour Mahmoud Al I’llo (pictured), reportedly died following aerial bombardment on the city of Raqqah, according to Raqqa is being Slaughtered Silently. The report added that Nour was transferred from Raqqah to Tal Abiyal National Hospital, and is presently under the care of Dr Abdul Muttalib Suleiman.
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently reported the event on October 12th, saying that Nour Mahmoud Al I’llo was transferred to the hospital “almost a week ago”, indicating that the date of the event is around October 5th/6th. Airwars is, however, awaiting confirmation on this.
Civilians reported killed: 2 or more – “an entire family”
Civilians reported injured: 1
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Weak – currently a single source.
Coalition position:  For October 5th-6th, the Coalition reported that “Near Raqqah, 29 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed 23 fighting positions, two vehicles, a supply route, an IED, damaged a vehicle and suppressed three fighting positions.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 5, near Raqqah, Syria, 10 strikes disrupted three ISIS supply routes, damaged five fighting positions, destroyed one fighting position, and suppressed one fighting position and one ISIS tactical unit.” And that “On Oct 5, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike damaged an ISIS fighting position.”
For October 6th-7th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 17 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed a command and control node, seven fighting positions, two vehicles, and two communications infrastructures, and a VBIED; damaged two fighting positions, two communication infrastructures, two ISIS supply routes and suppressed one fighting position.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 6, near Raqqah, Syria 23 strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 17 fighting positions, six vehicles, a VBIED, and an ISIS supply road.”

Nour Mahmoud Al I’llo, whose family were reportedly killed in an aerial bombadment on Raqqah. The child was also reported;ly injured and transferred to Tal Abiyal National (via RBSS)

 

October 6th 2017: (S1407) مركدة, Markada, southern countryside of Al Hasaka governorate, Syria
Summary:  Up to 15 civilians died following alleged US-led Coalition strikes on Markada in the southern countryside of Al Hasaka governorate. It was claimed that the Coalition targeted a number of airstrikes on the town currently controlled by so-called Islamic State. The attack left an unknown number of others wounded.
Airstrikes hit a vegetable market in the centre of the town, according to Jisr TV, resulting in the loss of civilian life; The news station said the Coalition strikes came in conjunction with a “battle launched by the Kurdish separatist militias to control the southern countryside of Hasaka and areas in the northern countryside of Deir Ezzor”. Furthermore, Shaam News Network reported : “there are very serious battles between ISIS and the Syrian Democratic Forces in the town of Markada”, with the source adding that “activists reported 15 killed in a horrific massacre by air raids carried out by the Coalition… in the centre of the town”.
Euphrates Post named one victim as Mahmoud Salloum Dawood al-Hafel from the village of al-Mweileh, who died during airstrikes near the area of Markada while trying to flee to the countryside of Hasaka. The source was the only one that did not apportion blame. All others alleged the US-led Coalition was culpable for the attack and resultant loss of life.
Civilians reported killed: 15
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Syrianpc [Arabic] [Archived], Jisirtv [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Alahed [Arabic] [Archived], Athrpress [Arabic] [Archived], @soheb1199 [Arabic] [Archived], @Rodikurdi4 [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad Al Hasaka [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad Al Hasaka (2) [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair. All but one source alleged the US-led Coalition carried out the strikes.
Coalition position: For October 5th-6th 2017 the Coalition reported that “Near Al Hawl, one strike destroyed an ISIS staging area.” And that “Near Al Shadaddi, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.”
For October 6th-7th 2017 the Coalition reported that “Near Al Shadaddi
, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.”

 


October 6th 2017: (S1408) الرقة Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary:  Multiple local sources documented the death of eight members of one family following alleged US-led Coalition strikes on the city of Raqqah. Mohammed Jumaa al-Nashif, his wife, his son’s wife, and her five children died reportedly due strikes carried out on their home in the city, though specifics of the location are currently unknown. All sources said the US-led Coalition was responsible.
Airwars will amend the entry when new information arises.
Civilians reported killed: 8, including two women and five children
Civilians reported injured:
Sources: @24Raqqa [Arabic] [Archived], @Q_Alenezy [Arabic] [Archived], Sourrnews [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa R.W.B [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Human Rights Committee [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For October 5th-6th, the Coalition reported that “Near Raqqah, 29 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed 23 fighting positions, two vehicles, a supply route, an IED, damaged a vehicle and suppressed three fighting positions.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 5, near Raqqah, Syria, 10 strikes disrupted three ISIS supply routes, damaged five fighting positions, destroyed one fighting position, and suppressed one fighting position and one ISIS tactical unit.” And that “On Oct 5, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike damaged an ISIS fighting position.”
For October 6th-7th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 17 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed a command and control node, seven fighting positions, two vehicles, and two communications infrastructures, and a VBIED; damaged two fighting positions, two communication infrastructures, two ISIS supply routes and suppressed one fighting position.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 6, near Raqqah, Syria 23 strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 17 fighting positions, six vehicles, a VBIED, and an ISIS supply road.”

 

October 6th 2017: (S1409)حارة البدو , Al Bedou neighborhood, Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary:  A mass civilian casualty event rep[ortedly took place on the Al Bedou neighbourhood of Raqqah city, following alleged US-led Coalition strikes, according to multiple local sources.
According to local monitors 40 civilians died, with reportedly a total of “around 60” suspected either killed or injured. The strikes were said to have targeted an apartment building in the neighbourhood where civilians were located, and bodies were expected to be still under the rubble. Baladi reported on the significant material destruction caused including the “demolition of houses”.
According to tracked sources,”unprecedented American bombing that took place last night caused the collapse of a number of buildings in the vicinity of the municipal stadium” with the source adding that “a number of buildings cracked and collapsed in the area of ​​the White Garden and Al Bedou neighborhood around the municipal stadium, which led to the fall of a large number of martyrs and wounded and many of those are trapped under the rubble”
At present information is limited, Airwars will update the entry when new information comes to the fore regarding civilians killed.
Civilians reported killed: 40, including women and children
Civilians reported injured: 20
Sources: Alahed [Arabic] [Archived], @tojw4 [Arabic] [Archived], @soheb1199 [Arabic] [Archived], Shabab [Arabic] [Archived], Masar press [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa R.W.B [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad Al Hasaka [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi [Arabic] [Archived], Eldorar [Arabic] [Archived], Military-zones [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For October 5th-6th, the Coalition reported that “Near Raqqah, 29 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed 23 fighting positions, two vehicles, a supply route, an IED, damaged a vehicle and suppressed three fighting positions.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 5, near Raqqah, Syria, 10 strikes disrupted three ISIS supply routes, damaged five fighting positions, destroyed one fighting position, and suppressed one fighting position and one ISIS tactical unit.” And that “On Oct 5, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike damaged an ISIS fighting position.”

For October 6th-7th the Coalition reported •Near Raqqah, 17 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed a command and control node, seven fighting positions, two vehicles, and two communications infrastructures, and a VBIED; damaged two fighting positions, two communication infrastructures, two ISIS supply routes and suppressed one fighting position.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 6, near Raqqah, Syria 23 strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 17 fighting positions, six vehicles, a VBIED, and an ISIS supply road.”

 

October 6th 2017: (S1410) دوار البتاني al Batani roundabout,   حارة البدو  al Badou neighbourhood, Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: A family of six, the mother Amal al Huwaidi and her five children Hamed Ahmed Al A’bbar, Abdul Rahman Ahmed Al A’bbar, Heba Ahmed Al A’bbar, Mahmoud  Ahmed Al A’bbar and Huda Ahmed Al A’bbar died following alleged US-led Coalition airstrikes on the al Batani roundabout area in al Badou neighbourhood, Raqqah city.
The source Mohammed Alabdullah did not apportion blame, however all others alleged the US-led Coalition responsible. Airwars will update the entry when new information arises.
Civilians reported killed: 6
Civilians reported injured:
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived], Sharqiya Voice [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa24 [Arabic] [Archived], Mohammed Alabdullah [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For October 5th-6th, the Coalition reported that “Near Raqqah, 29 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed 23 fighting positions, two vehicles, a supply route, an IED, damaged a vehicle and suppressed three fighting positions.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 5, near Raqqah, Syria, 10 strikes disrupted three ISIS supply routes, damaged five fighting positions, destroyed one fighting position, and suppressed one fighting position and one ISIS tactical unit.” And that “On Oct 5, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike damaged an ISIS fighting position.”

For October 6th-7th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 17 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed a command and control node, seven fighting positions, two vehicles, and two communications infrastructures, and a VBIED; damaged two fighting positions, two communication infrastructures, two ISIS supply routes and suppressed one fighting position.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 6, near Raqqah, Syria 23 strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 17 fighting positions, six vehicles, a VBIED, and an ISIS supply road.”

 

October 6th 2017: (S1410a) ﺍﻟﻤﻨﻄﻘﺔ ﺍﻟﻮﺍﻗﻌﺔ ﺑﻴﻦ ﺍﻟﺤﺪﻳﻘﺔ ﺍﻟﻤﺮﻭﺭﻳﺔ ﻭ الجميلي,the area between Al Hadika Al Mororia and Al Jumaili,  Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary:  Judge Subhi Hashmo, “the owner of the Furat Tun lounge”, and Ahmed Al Hussein were reported killed following alleged US-led Coalition airstrikes on the area between Al Hadika Al Mororia and Al Jumaili, Raqqah city.
According to Syrian Press Center, the “the International Coalition targeted more than 10 air strikes in the northern neighbourhoods of Raqqah” during this time.
Later reports from Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently referred to the area near Mosque al-Ansar as the location of the incident. All sources alleged the US-led Coalition responsible.
No additional details are presently available.
Civilians reported killed: 2
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Marsad Al Hasaka [Arabic] [Archived], Syrianpc [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered SIlently (RBSS) (2) [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position:  For October 5th – 6th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 29 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed 23 fighting positions, two vehicles, a supply route, an IED, damaged a vehicle and suppressed three fighting positions.”

For October 6th – 7th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 17 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed a command and control node, seven fighting positions, two vehicles, and two communications infrastructures, and a VBIED; damaged two fighting positions, two communication infrastructures, two ISIS supply routes and suppressed one fighting position.”

Subhi Hamsho reportedly died as a result of airstrike on Raqqah city, Oct 6th (via RBSS)

 

 

October 6th 2017:(S1411) حي التوسعية ,Al Tawaswiya neighbourhood , Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: Eight civilians died in alleged US-led Coalition airstrikes on Al Tawaswiya neighbourhood, according to local media.

The citizen journalist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently documented: Omar Al-Ashqar “Abu Lamis”, Yasser Bakour, Khalid Al Hussein and a girl whose name was not mentioned, as the victims.
News of their death came amidst reports of considerable aerial bombardment by the Coalition, activists told Smart “the Tawasu’iya neighborhoods, the Bedouins and the organized white garden” were hit by “about 20 coalition raids and 60 artillery and missile rounds from Qudd”.
The Syrian Human Rights Committee listed further victims as:
Juma’a al-Hussein al-Barazi

Anas Ahmed al-Barazi
Sobhi Hamsho
Ahmad al-Hussein
Civilians reported killed: 8, including 1 child
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived], Smart [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa Media Office [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Human Rights Committee [Arabic], [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For October 6th-7th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 17 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed a command and control node, seven fighting positions, two vehicles, and two communications infrastructures, and a VBIED; damaged two fighting positions, two communication infrastructures, two ISIS supply routes and suppressed one fighting position.”
For October 7th – 8th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 51 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 50 fighting positions, a tactical vehicle, six vehicles, one VBIED, and four command and control networks. •Near Raqqah, 24 strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroyed 15 fighting positions, 11 vehicles, one VBIED, one machine gun, and four command and control networks.”

 

October 6th-13th  2017: (S1437) التوسعية , Al Tawsuya neighborhood, Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: At least six civilians including three children died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Raqqah’s Al Tawsuya neighbourhood, according to local media – though there was uncertainty on the date of the event, with one source putting it at October 6th and others at October 13th.
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently reported the death of the following in a Coalition airstrike:
Hamed Obaid Al – Nasser
Hamam Hamed Obaid Al – Nasser
Hamida Abdo Nofal and her nephews
And the children of “Aziza al-Nasser”:
Mustafa
Elaf
Rehana
In a private message to Airwars, RBSS said the victims died on October 6th.

The victims were also named by the Syrian Press Center and Raqqa Media Office. Both sources blamed the Coalition.
On October 14th, Syrian Human Rights Committee named Hamed Obeid Al-Nasser, Hamam Hamid Obaid Al-Nasser and Hamida Abdo Noufal as killed in Coalition bombing, reporting that the they died on October 13th.
Civilians reported killed: 6 or more, including 3 children
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic], [Archived], Raqqa Media Office [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Press Center [Arabic], [Archived], SHRC [Arabic], [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Fair – though uncertainty over date
Coalition position: Awaiting exact date

 

October 7th 2017: القائم (I667) Al Qaim, West Anbar province, Iraq
Summary: Two brothers – named as Mohammed and Ahmed Nasser Al-Zein were reported killed in Al Qaim. Reports were contested: one source implied that Iraqi aircraft may have been responsible, while two others did not apportion blame. The Coalition itself has reported airstrikes inthe vicinity at the time.
The Euphrates Post reported that the two brothers were killed “as a result of an air strike targeting the city of Al-Qaim in Iraq today.”
Civilians reported killed: 2
Civilians reported injured:
Sources: Lawhat Bukmalna [Arabic] [Archived], Bakomal Done [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Contested – One source blames the Iraqi air force.
Coalition position: For October 6th – 7th the Coalition reported “Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed a VIED.”
For October 7th – 8th the Coalition reported “Near Al Qaim, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a headquarters and a vehicle.”

Mohammed and Ahmed Nasser Al-Zein (via Lawhat Bukmalna)

 


 

October 7th 2017: (S1412) ﺣﻤﺎﻡ ﺍﻟﺘﺮﻛﻤﺎﻥ Hamam al Turkman area? – Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: A man named as Hussein al-Ali al-Hamam and “his family of six people” from the Hamam al Turkman area in Raqqah city (possibly where theincident occurred) died following airstrikes, local media reported.
Hussein al-Ali al Hamam reportedly worked for the local power company. Raqqa 24 blamed the US-led Coalition, all other sources referred only to “aerial bombardment” and did not apportion blame. Airwars will update the entry when new information arises.
Civilians reported killed: 6-7
Civilians reported injured: Unknown

Sources: Soheb Haskawi [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa24 [Arabic] [Archived], Observatory in the Tel Abyad [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad Al Hassaka [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position:  For October 6th-7th the Coalition reported •Near Raqqah, 17 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed a command and control node, seven fighting positions, two vehicles, and two communications infrastructures, and a VBIED; damaged two fighting positions, two communication infrastructures, two ISIS supply routes and suppressed one fighting position.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 6, near Raqqah, Syria 23 strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 17 fighting positions, six vehicles, a VBIED, and an ISIS supply road.”
For October 7th – 8th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 51 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 50 fighting positions, a tactical vehicle, six vehicles, one VBIED, and four command and control networks.”

 

October 7th 2017: (S1412a) الرقة al Badou neighbourhood, Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: A woman named as Zubaydah al-Rahim Sheikh Hassan and her daughter Reem Mohammad al Musa (pictured) died in the al Badou neighbourhood whilst trying to leave the city of Raqqah, local sources alleged. There is some discrepancy in reports, therefore it is not clear how the two died; in equal measure sources suspected the US-led Coalition and the explosion of a land mine to be the cause of death.
Asharq Alsouri alleged the mother and daughter (aged 3) died in the explosion in an attempt to flee the city controlled by so-called Islamic State, with the source reporting that three other members of the family were caught and arrested by ISIS during the attempt. The Syrian Committee for Human Rights also suspected a land mine explosion.
In contrast, Syrianpc and the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed the US-led Coalition for the deaths. SN4HR reported that Zubaydah al-Rahim Sheikh Hassan and her daughter Reem Mohammad al Musa were “killed as International Coalition warplanes missiles fired on a house in al Bado area northwest of Raqqa city”.
At present the cause of death is unclear, Airwars will amend the entry when new information arises.
Civilians reported killed: 2, one woman and one girl
Civilians reported injured:
Sources: Asharq Alsouri [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Human Rights Committee [Arabic] [Archived], Syrianpc [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqah Maydaniha [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Contested. Coalition strike or landmine explosion.
Coalition position:  For October 6th-7th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 17 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed a command and control node, seven fighting positions, two vehicles, and two communications infrastructures, and a VBIED; damaged two fighting positions, two communication infrastructures, two ISIS supply routes and suppressed one fighting position.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 6, near Raqqah, Syria 23 strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 17 fighting positions, six vehicles, a VBIED, and an ISIS supply road.”
For October 7th – 8th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 51 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 50 fighting positions, a tactical vehicle, six vehicles, one VBIED, and four command and control networks.”

The girl Reem Mohammad al Musa, born in 2014, killed with her mother Zubaida Rahim Sheikh Hasan (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)

 

October 7th 2017: (S1413) Raqqah city [likely حي الرميلة Al Rumaila neighbourhood east of the city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: At least six civilians from one family reportedly died in alleged US-led Coalition airstrikes on Al Rumaila neighbourhood, Raqqah city. Marsad Al Hasaka listed six of the victims as follows:
Mahmoud Al Fayadh
Ahmed Al Fayyad
Hani El Fayad
Mary El Fayad
And their mother and another unknown child
Quoting Al-Shibli, Al Fayha reported that “the shelling focused on the “expansionist and Bedouin neighborhoods” inside the city, targeting the perimeter of the municipal stadium, and pointing out the presence of more than ten thousand civilians still trapped inside the cityalong with the interruption of electricity, water, vegetables and milk for the children from the city, which has been in a siege of suffocating for nearly four months”. Al Fahya also reported that eleven family members in total died.
All sources alleged the US-led Coalition was responsible for the attack on Al Rumaila and the resultant loss of civilian life.
Civilians reported killed: 6 – 11, including one woman and one child
Civilians reported injured:
Sources: Marsard Al Hasaka [Arabic] [Archived], Mohammed Alabdullah [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa24 [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa 11 (pro assad) [Arabic] [Archived], Alfayha [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For October 6th-7th the Coalition reported •Near Raqqah, 17 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed a command and control node, seven fighting positions, two vehicles, and two communications infrastructures, and a VBIED; damaged two fighting positions, two communication infrastructures, two ISIS supply routes and suppressed one fighting position.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 6, near Raqqah, Syria 23 strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 17 fighting positions, six vehicles, a VBIED, and an ISIS supply road.”

For October 7th – 8th the Coalition reported •Near Raqqah, 51 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 50 fighting positions, a tactical vehicle, six vehicles, one VBIED, and four command and control networks.”

 

October 7th 2017: (S1414) حي بريد الدرعية , Bared al-Daraia neighbourhood, Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: An adult male civilian Sherif Ibrahim al-Sharif (pictured), a resident of the Bared al Daraia neighbourhood, died following alleged US-led Coalition airstrikes on Raqqah city. There is very limited information at present, and amendments will be made to the entry when new information is known.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured:
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa11 (pro assad) [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair. However only two sources, one of which is pro-Assad.
Coalition position: For October 6th-7th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 17 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed a command and control node, seven fighting positions, two vehicles, and two communications infrastructures, and a VBIED; damaged two fighting positions, two communication infrastructures, two ISIS supply routes and suppressed one fighting position.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 6, near Raqqah, Syria 23 strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 17 fighting positions, six vehicles, a VBIED, and an ISIS supply road.”
For October 7th – 8th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 51 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 50 fighting positions, a tactical vehicle, six vehicles, one VBIED, and four command and control networks.”

Sherif Ibrahim al-Sharif allegedly killed by US-led Coalition airstrikes (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently)

 

October 7th 2017: (S1415) Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary:  Local media reported that Mohammed Abdel Moneim Al-Humaidi died and his father Abdel-Moneim Al-Humaidi was injured following alleged US-led Coalition airstrikes on Raqqah. There was limited information due to only three reports on the incident. Two of three sources attributed the loss of civilian life to US-led Coalition strikes, the remaining source Marsad Al Hasaka referred only to “bombing” and did not identify a culprit.
The two deaths are also mentionbed in event S1410, with some sources claiming the event occurred a day earlier.
Civilians reported killed: 1-2
Civilians reported injured: 1
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived], Marsad Al Hasaka [Arabic] [Archived], Syrianpc [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For October 6th-7th the Coalition reported •Near Raqqah, 17 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed a command and control node, seven fighting positions, two vehicles, and two communications infrastructures, and a VBIED; damaged two fighting positions, two communication infrastructures, two ISIS supply routes and suppressed one fighting position.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 6, near Raqqah, Syria 23 strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 17 fighting positions, six vehicles, a VBIED, and an ISIS supply road.”
For October 7th – 8th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 51 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 50 fighting positions, a tactical vehicle, six vehicles, one VBIED, and four command and control networks.”

 

October 4th – 7th 2017: (S1416) Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: Multiple local sources said that over 240 civilians had been killed and large numbers wounded in the past four days, allegedly by aircraft of the US-led Coalition. Sharqiya Voice estimated that 250 were killed in a 48 hour period, though all other sources alleged the slightly lower toll occurred over fourdays.
Please note that this is a general civilian casualty estimate, and will almost certainly encompass figures from other entries.
Civilians reported killed: 240
Civilians reported injured: 20-50 or more
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa R.W.B [Arabic] [Archived], @EuphratsPost [Arabic] [Archived], Sharqiya Voice [Arabic] [Archived], Smart [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For October 3rd – 4th the Coalition reported •Near Raqqah, 30 strikes engaged 16 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 14 fighting positions, two vehicles, and a logistics node; and suppressed four fighting positions.
For October 4th – 5th the Coalition
reported •Near Raqqah, 23 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units; destroyed two communications systems, 17 fighting positions, one command and control node, two logistics nodes, four ISIS oil stills and three ISIS oil trucks; and suppressed two fighting positions.
For October 5th- 6th
the Coalition reported •Near Raqqah, 29 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed 23 fighting positions, two vehicles, a supply route, an IED, damaged a vehicle and suppressed three fighting positions.
For October 6th-7th
the Coalition reported •Near Raqqah, 17 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed a command and control node, seven fighting positions, two vehicles, and two communications infrastructures, and a VBIED; damaged two fighting positions, two communication infrastructures, two ISIS supply routes and suppressed one fighting position.” “It additionally reported that “On Oct. 6, near Raqqah, Syria 23 strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 17 fighting positions, six vehicles, a VBIED, and an ISIS supply road.”

For October 7th – 8th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 51 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 50 fighting positions, a tactical vehicle, six vehicles, one VBIED, and four command and control networks.”

 

October 7th – 8th 2017: (S1418) الرقة Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: The citizen journalist group, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, documented the death of Ismail Al Sharif (pictured), following alleged US-led Coalition airstrikes on the city of Raqqah.
At present the location of the incident within the city is unknown. Airwars will add to the entry when new details arise.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured:
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Weak – Presently a single source.
Coalition position: For October 6th-7th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 17 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed a command and control node, seven fighting positions, two vehicles, and two communications infrastructures, and a VBIED; damaged two fighting positions, two communication infrastructures, two ISIS supply routes and suppressed one fighting position.”  It additionally reported that “On Oct. 6, near Raqqah, Syria 23 strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 17 fighting positions, six vehicles, a VBIED, and an ISIS supply road.”
For October 7th – 8th
the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 51 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 50 fighting positions, a tactical vehicle, six vehicles, one VBIED, and four command and control networks.”

Ismail Al Sharif allegedly killed in US-led Coalition airstrikes on Raqqah (via RBSS)

 

October 7th-8th 2017: (S1423) الرقة Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria

Mustafa Abdel-Mustafa Al-Dikish died in Raqqah, following alleged US-led Coalition strikes on Raqqah (via RBSS)

Summary: A civilian male named as Mustafa Abdel-Mustafa Al-Dikish (pictured) died following US-led Coalition airstrikes on Raqqa, local sources alleged.
News of his death came several days later amidst reports of significant material destruction to residential neighbourhoods in the city.
Airwars will update the entry when new information arises.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured:
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa11 (pro-assad) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrianpc [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa24 [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For October 7th – 8th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 51 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 50 fighting positions, a tactical vehicle, six vehicles, one VBIED, and four command and control networks.”
For October 8th – 9th
the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 24 strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroyed 15 fighting positions, 11 vehicles, one VBIED, one machine gun, and four command and control networks.” It additionally reported that “Near Raqqah, 2 strikes damaged an ISIS fighting position; and disrupted a line of communication.”

 

 

October 8th 2017: (S1419) الرقة Raqqah city (possibly Diriya area), Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: Five of members of one family died in Raqqah city following alleged “shelling”.
According to reports Omar Mahmoud Ghalia his wife Hanan Sharif and their children, Adnan Omar Ghalia, Elaf Omar Ghalia and the girl Angham Khairou Ghalia were listed as the victims by multiple sources.
According to Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently four of their children survived and “were taken to a house on the main road at the junction between Hitteen famr and Rabi’at al Atfal
No sources apportioned blame. Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently was the sole source that reference weapons, namely “shelling”.
No further details are presently available.
Civilians reported killed: 5
Civilians reported injured:
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa24 [Arabic] [Archived], Noormfh [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For October 7th – 8th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 51 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 50 fighting positions, a tactical vehicle, six vehicles, one VBIED, and four command and control networks.”
For October 8th – 9th
the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 24 strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroyed 15 fighting positions, 11 vehicles, one VBIED, one machine gun, and four command and control networks.” It additionally reported that “Near Raqqah, 2 strikes damaged an ISIS fighting position; and disrupted a line of communication.”

The family of Omar Ghalia lost relatives to alleged shelling in Raqqah on October 8th (via RBSS)

 

October 8th 2017: (S1420) الرقة Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: Ten displaced persons from Palmyra died in alleged US-led Coalition airstrikes on Raqqah city, local media said.
The following people were listed as victims:
Mohammed Qassem Abu Ahmed
Sabah Abdullah Abu Ahmed (wife of Mohammed)
Louay Mohammed Abu Ahmed and his family
Maha Humaidan (Louay’s wife)
Raghad Louay Mohammed Qassem Abu Ahmed. (F)
Mohamed Louay Mohamed Qassem Abu Ahmed
Wael Louay Mohamed Qassem Abu Ahmed
Maal Al-Sham Luai Mohammed Qassem Abu Ahmed
Fadi Louay Mohammed Qassem Abu Ahmed
Fadi Mohammed Abu Ahmed
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently reported that the ten killed were struck whist inside their house in the city, though did not give a location. All sources blamed the US-led Coalition.

Civilians reported killed: 10
Civilians reported injured:
Sources: RaqqaAhluna [Arabic] [Archived], Amer Hweidi [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived], Palmyra media centre [Arabic] [Archived], Asharqalsuri [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For October 7th – 8th the Coalition reported •Near Raqqah, 51 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 50 fighting positions, a tactical vehicle, six vehicles, one VBIED, and four command and control networks. •Near Raqqah, 24 strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroyed 15 fighting positions, 11 vehicles, one VBIED, one machine gun, and four command and control networks.
For October 8th – 9th
the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 24 strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroyed 15 fighting positions, 11 vehicles, one VBIED, one machine gun, and four command and control networks.” It additionally reported that “Near Raqqah, 2 strikes damaged an ISIS fighting position; and disrupted a line of communication.”

 

October 8th 2017: (S1421) الرقة Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: A single source, Palmyra Revolutionary Committee, reported the deaths of three familiy members origionally from that city following “bombing” on Raqqah.
The group named the following: “The wife of the martyr Abdul Aziz Al-Saeed and the martyrdom of her children: Ahmed Abdul Aziz Al-Saeed and Ghani Abdul Aziz Al-Saeed in the bombing that targeted an entire neighborhood housing a large number of displaced people from the city of Palmyra in Raqqa and killed dozens of martyrs”.
Civilians reported killed: 3, including 2 children and 1 woman
Civilians reported injured: Unknown

Sources: Palmyra Revolutionary Committee [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Weak – Presently a single source, although please also note entries S1420, S1426 and S1427.
Coalition position:  For October 7th – 8th the Coalition reported •Near Raqqah, 51 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 50 fighting positions, a tactical vehicle, six vehicles, one VBIED, and four command and control networks. •Near Raqqah, 24 strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroyed 15 fighting positions, 11 vehicles, one VBIED, one machine gun, and four command and control networks.
For October 8th – 9th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 24 strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroyed 15 fighting positions, 11 vehicles, one VBIED, one machine gun, and four command and control networks.” It additionally reported that “Near Raqqah, 2 strikes damaged an ISIS fighting position; and disrupted a line of communication.”

 

 

October 8th-9th 2017: (S1422) al-Tawasu’iyah neighborhood, الرقة Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: A civilian male named as Juma’a al-Hussein al-Barazi and his nephew Anas Ahmad al-Barazi died after alleged US-led Coalition airstrikes on the al-Tawasu’iyah neighborhood of Raqqah city according to multiple local sources.
Reportedly, “massive destruction of residential buildings and public property” followed the strikes, with sources also suspecting that many more civilians were wounded. All sources blamed the US-led Coalition.
The date of the event was unclear: between October 8th and 9th.
Civilians reported killed: 2
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa11 (pro-assad) [Arabic] [Archived] , Alraqqa Almaydaneia [Arabic] [Archived], Syrianpc [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa24 [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For October 7th – 8th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 51 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 50 fighting positions, a tactical vehicle, six vehicles, one VBIED, and four command and control networks.”
For October 8th – 9th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 24 strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroyed 15 fighting positions, 11 vehicles, one VBIED, one machine gun, and four command and control networks.” It additionally reported that “Near Raqqah, 2 strikes damaged an ISIS fighting position; and disrupted a line of communication.”
For October 9th-10th the Coalition publicly reported no strikes in Raqqa.

 

 

 

October 8th-9th 2017: (S1424) الرقة Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: A young civilian male (possibly a teenage boy) named as Khalil Ibrahim al-Shehab (pictured) reportedly died of his wounds following US-led Coalition airstrikes on the city of Raqqah “several days earlier”, local sources alleged.
There is very limited information, and Airwars will update when new details become available.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: Unknown

Sources: Asharq Alsuri [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silenty (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position:  For October 7th – 8th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 51 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 50 fighting positions, a tactical vehicle, six vehicles, one VBIED, and four command and control networks.”
For October 8th – 9th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 24 strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroyed 15 fighting positions, 11 vehicles, one VBIED, one machine gun, and four command and control networks.” It additionally reported that “Near Raqqah, 2 strikes damaged an ISIS fighting position; and disrupted a line of communication.”
For October 9th-10th the Coalition publicly reported no strikes in Raqqa.

Khalil Ibrahim al-Shehab (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently)

Khalil Ibrahim al-Shebab following wounds obtained after US-led Coalition aircraft carried out strikes on Raqqah, sources alleged (via RBSS)

 

October 8th-9th 2017: (S1425) الرقة Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: Nine civilians, displaced persons from Palymra, died in Raqqah city, according to multiple local sources. The victims were inside their house in the city when the US-led Coalition allegedly targeted the building.
The deaths were reported in Palmyra on October 11th, though the incident was said to have taken place “several days ago.”
A girl named as Ghazal Ahmed Obaid Taha had reportedly “survived a previous massacre one month ago which injured her and killed her entire family, and she is now martyred in this massacre”.
The names of the victims were reported as follows:
Mahmoud Hassan Taha
Abdul Razzaq Mohammed Taha
Fayza Ahmed Hassan Taha
Ahmed Abd Taha
Aziza Abd Taha
Najah Abdul Rahman Hamadeh
Ala ‘Ali Taha
Abdul Razzaq Ali Taha
Ghazal Ahmed Obaid Taha

All sources blamed the US-led Coalition.

Civilians reported killed: 9
Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Palmyra Media Centre [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived],  

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For October 7th – 8th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 51 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 50 fighting positions, a tactical vehicle, six vehicles, one VBIED, and four command and control networks.”
For October 8th – 9th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 24 strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroyed 15 fighting positions, 11 vehicles, one VBIED, one machine gun, and four command and control networks.” It additionally reported that “Near Raqqah, 2 strikes damaged an ISIS fighting position; and disrupted a line of communication.”
For October 9th-10th the Coalition publicly reported no strikes in Raqqa.

 

October 9th 2017: القائم (I669) Al Qaim, West Anbar province, Iraq
Summary: Multiple victims were reported as a result of airstrikes in Al Qaim in West Anbar. Yaqein attributed the bombings in “different areas of Al Qaim” to the “International Alliance”. One local source confirmed that the airstrike on Al Qaim had begun, but did not specify a culprit.

Civilians reported killed: unknown
Civilians reported
injured: unknown
Sources:
Yaquin [Arabic] [Archived], Yasir Falh Othaman [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of
reporting: Fair.
Coalition
position: For October 8th – 9th the Coalition reported “Near Al Qaim, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed one vehicle.”

For October 9th – 10th the Coalition stated “Near Al Qaim, two strikes destroyed an ISIS IED and an ISIS-held building.”

 

October 9th-10th 2017: (S1426) الرقة Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: A civilian male named as Yassin Ahmed Al-Ibrahim (pictured) died in Raqqah following an “aerial bombardment” of the city, local media said.
There is very limited information at present for this event, with both RBSS and Raqqa Maydan saying on October 11th that the incident had taken place “several days ago.”
Airwars understands that only the US-led Coalition are bombing in Raqqah at present.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured:
Sources: Raqqa Maydaniya [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For October 9th-10th the Coalition publicly reported no strikes in Raqqa.
For October 10th-11th 2017 the Coalition stated: “Near Raqqah, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed a logistical node.” It additionally reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.”

Yassin Ahmed Al-Ibrahim (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently)

 

October 9th-10th 2017: (S1427) الرقة, Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: A man and a boy named as Mohamed Abdel Hadi Zein and Abdul Hadi Ahmed Al Zein (pictured) died as a result of US-led Coalition airstrikes on Raqqah city, local sources alleged.
There is very limited information regarding the incident however all sources deem the Coalition responsible. Airwars will update the entry when new information arises.
Civilians reported killed: 2, including one child

Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Raqqa Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa Maydaniya [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa24 [Arabic] [Archived], Mohammed Alabdullah [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position:  For October 9th-10th the Coalition publicly reported no strikes in Raqqa.
For October 10th-11th 2017 the Coalition stated: “Near Raqqah, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed a logistical node.” It additionally reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.”

Mohamed Abdel Hadi Zein and Abdul Hadi Ahmed Al Zein died following alleged US-led Coalition strikes on Raqqah. (via Raqqa Media Center)

 

 

October 9th-10th 2017: (S1428)  الرقة Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria

Abdul khaliq Al-Abaka, a victim of alleged US-led Coalition strikes on the city of Raqqah (via RBSS)

Summary: Three civilians from one family reportedly died in an alleged US-led Coalition air raid on Raqqa city.
Abdul Hakim Al-Abkka, Abdul Khaliq Al-Abaka (pictured) and Khalil Al-ABakka were named as the victims by multiple local sources.
No further details are presently available.
Civilians reported killed: 3
Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Raqqa24 [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa Media Office [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa Maydaniya [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived], Mohammed Alabdullah [Arabic] [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For October 9th-10th the Coalition publicly reported no strikes in Raqqa.
For October 10th-11th 2017 the Coalition stated: “Near Raqqah, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed a logistical node.” It additionally reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.”

 

 

October 10th 2017: راوة (I670) Rawa, West Anbar province, Iraq
Summary: Yaqein reported heavy bombardments on Rawa by a Coalition aircraft, resulting in civilan casualties and injured as well as substantial damage to homes and vehicles. In a later report, the news agency seems to contest the air strike, referring to “heavy shelling by the international coalition”. Similarly, a local report alleged “Artillery bombing on Al Qaim city and Rawa for offensive preparations.” A local report named one of the civlians killed as Anas Malik Salamah.
Civilians reported killed: unknown
Civilians reported
injured: unknown
Sources:
Yaquin [Arabic] [Archived], Durgam Naem [Arabic] [Archived], Yaquin [Arabic] [Archived], Ahmed Abd Samed [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of
report: Contested.
Coalition position:
For October 9th – 10th the Coalition reported “Near Rawah, one strike destroyed an ISIS headquarters.”

For October 10th – 11th the Coalition stated “Near Rawa, five strikes engaged two ISIS tactical unit, damaged a supply route and destroyed seven VBIEDs, a VBIED factory, a heavy machine gun, an ISIS-held building, and a vehicle.”

Anas Malik Salamah via Ahmed Abd Samed

 

October 11th 2017: (S1431) البوكمال Vicinity of Omar mosque, Abu Kamal, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: Thirteen civilians reportedly died, including seven children and five women, following an attack on Abu Kamal, Deir Ezzor.
Victims were listed by Euphrates Post:
Ahmed Saleh Al-Rawai
wife of Ahmed Saleh Al-Rawai (Hanan Al-Razaj)  [F]
Rouba Ahmad Al-Rawi [F]
Rana Ahmed Al Rawi [F]
Kinda Ahmed Al-Rawi [F]
Five Rana and Kinda’s children (5)
wife of Riad Ahmad al-Rawi and her child [F] (2)
Naba’ Manhal Al-Rawi, [F] (the niece of Ahmad Al-Rawi)
At present the culpable party is unclear. The majority of sources alleged or suspected that Russia was responsible. However the US-led Coalition received one allegation. Moreover, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported “it was not known whether the warplanes that targeted Abu Kamal city belong to the Coalition or the Russians”. In addition, Euphrates Post’s initial assessment referred to “explosive barrel bombs”, and so the Regime also cannot be ruled out as a suspect.

Baladi placed the death toll lower than most saying that “Eight civilians, including children and women from one family, were killed on Wednesday by coalition shelling targeting their home near Omar Mosque in the town of Abu Kamal, east of Deir al-Zour”. The source added that “the aircraft targeted the city in a number of raids; centered on the vicinity of Aisha hospital and near the Mosque of Al-Hadi and Omar Mosque in Abu Kamal”.
Al Jazeera said that one girl remained trapped under the rubble, with other reports suggesting many others were wounded, some in a critical condition.
Civilians reported killed: 13-14, including 7 children and 5 women
Civilians reported injured: 6 or more
Sources: Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post (3) [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post (4) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Moaz Alshami [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi [Arabic] [Archived], Aljazeera [Arabic] [Archived], Syrianpc [Arabic] [Archived], Deirezzor24 [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Contested. Possibly Russia.
Coalition position: For October 10th – 11th the Coalition reported that “Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed two ISIS vehicles and two trailers.
For October 11th – 12th
the Coalition reported that “Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed one ISIS vehicle.”

 

October 11th – 13th 2017: (S1436) Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: Two named civilians died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on a well in Raqqah, according to local media – though the date of the incident is currently unclear.
According to Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (reporting on October 13th), one young man, Bebars Ismail al-Habash, died “a few days ago” in a bombing targeting a well.
Alshabaka111 named two victims: Bebars Ismail al-Habash and Ismail Habash, and blamed “indiscriminate US aircraft” for their deaths.
Civilians reported killed: 2
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic], [Archived], Raqqa24 [Arabic], [Archived], Raqqa Media Office [Arabic], [Archived], Alshabaka111 [pro-Assad] [Arabic], [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Fair – though date of event currently unclear.
Coalition position: Awaiting exact date

 

October 12th 2017: (S1432)  حارة البدو Al Badou neighbourhood, Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: Between 25 and 35 or more civilians died in alleged US-led Coalition airstrikes carried out at midday targeting two residential buildings in Al Badou neighbourhood, Raqqah, according to local media.
The majority of sources placed the death toll at 35 and all sources blamed the US-led Coalition.
Jisirtv reported, “The agency A’maq [IS propaganda] said the American raids targeted the Bedouin neighborhood, which resulted in the death toll”. It added that this came “after the resumption of military operations yesterday, following the failure of negotiations to exit the state organization out of raqqa in return of not targeting them”. This account was reiterated in a later report by Step News Agency.
Local sources later named eight of the 35 alleged killed as:
Fayyad Al-Saif Al-Mohammad
Wafaa Fayyad Mohammed
Fidda Fayyad Mohammed
Tammam Fayyad Mohammed
Hussein Al-Fares
Ammar Hussain Al-Faris
Jassem Al-Salem
Salem Jassim Al Salem
SDUSyria said “the planes also raided other areas of the city”, whilst Raqqa24 noted an unknown number of civilians were wounded following the attacks.
No further details are presently available.
Civilians reported killed: 25-35 or more, mostly women and children
Civilians reported injured: 12-24
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived], Jisirtv [Arabic] [Archived], Sawarim (IS propaganda) [Arabic] [Archived], Eldorar [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam [Arabic] [Archived], SDUsyria [Arabic] [Archived], Q_Alenzy [Arabic] [Archived], Mohab_Naser2 [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa24 [Arabic] [Archived], Photo of the A’maq [Arabic] [Archived], Radiokull [Arabic] [Archived], Step News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa RWB [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Human Rights Committee [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For October 11th – 12th the Coalition reported “Near Ar Raqqah, 24 strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, damaged nine fighting positions, destroyed 11 fighting positions, 12 vehicles, two communication nodes and one ISIS supply route.”
For October 12th – 13th the Coalition reported “Near Ar Raqqah, 25 strikes engaged nine ISIS tactical units, suppressed one fighting position, destroyed two communications nodes, 10 fighting positions, one vehicle and one ISIS supply road.”

 

October 12th-15th  2017: (S1438) Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: Local media named Rima Ibrahim Al-Hammadi and Razan al-Mutasin as killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Raqqah.
The date of the incident is currently unclear: reporting on October 14th, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently said that the victims died “during the past few days”.
Raqqa Media Office and SHRC, reported their deaths on October 15th, also saying that they died “during the past few days”.
Civilians reported killed: 2
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic], [Archived], Raqqa Media Office [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Human Rights Committee (SHRC) [Arabic], [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Fair – though date unclear
Coalition position: Awaiting exact date

 

October 13th 2017: (S1433) مركدة Markada town and الحصين al Husain village, southern Hassaka countryside, Hassaka governorate, Syria
Summary: Local media reported civilian casualties in the town of Markada and al Husain following alleged US-led Coalition strikes.
News of civilian deaths came amidst reports of conflict in the area over the past 48 hours.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented “violent clashes” between the so-called Islamic State organisation and the US backed SDF in the area of Jabal al-Maza west of Markadah. The SDF reportedly “made advancement” in the area resulting in “human losses in the ranks” of both factions.
Sharqiya Voice documented “several raids” carried out by the US-led Coalition and “reports of civilian casualties”; moreover, the source SMC alleged that Coalition aircraft destroyed “Alawi Aziz al-Ja’atah house and other houses but this could not be confirmed at the moment since the village was evacuated for more than ten days”.
Airwars will update the entry when new information regarding civilian casualties arises.
Civilians reported killed: 1-2
Civilians reported injured: 1-2
Sources: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Sharqiya Voice [Arabic] [Archived], SMC [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For October 12th – 13th the Coalition reported no strikes near Hasaka.

For October 13th-14th: “Near Al Shadaddi, two strikes engaged one ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two fighting positions and one logistics node.”

 

October 13th 2017: (S1434) Raqqah city, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: Mohammed Abdul Mu’ti Al Salimr (pictured) died in the besieged neighbourhoods of Raqqah, according to a local source. Details of his death are presently unknown. Airwars will amend the entry when new information is available.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured:
Sources: Media Without Borders [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Weak – currently a single source.
Coalition position:  For October 12th – 13th the Coalition reported “Near Ar Raqqah, 25 strikes engaged nine ISIS tactical units, suppressed one fighting position, destroyed two communications nodes, 10 fighting positions, one vehicle and one ISIS supply road.”

For October 13th – 14th: The Coalition reported no strikes in Raqqah.

Mohammed Abdul Mu’ti Al Salimr allegedly died in Raqqah, Oct 13th (via Media Without Borders)

 

October 14th/15th 2017: (S1439) Al Sa’ada village,   المركدة  near Markada, Hasaska governorate, Syria
Summary: Local media reported civilian casualties following alleged US-led Coalition airstrikes near Al Sa’ada village in the vicinity of Markada, Hasaka governorate, in the early hours of Sunday. People of the villages, Al-Harith, Al-Sa’dah Al-Gharbia, Al-Ashiteh Al-Gharbi, and Jana’a, all close to Markada were reportedly displaced as a result of the air raids, Euphrates Post said.
Deir Ezzor Media Center [pro-SDF], quoted an eyewitness close to one of the villages: “The shelling led to the destruction of Daesh convoys in the villages mentioned except for the village of West Shaada, where the shelling resulted in the fall of a house on one of its residents and spread a state of panic in the village. This in turn led to the displacement of the villagers towards Shaddadi.” The source attributed the strikes to “aircraft belonging to the International Alliance”.
Presently, it is unclear how many civilians were affected, though several reports said that there were civilian casualties.
Civilians reported killed:1- 2
Civilians reported injured: 1-2
Sources: Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor Media Center (pro-SDF) [Arabic] [Archived], Ab_Aktham [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Fair – though no specific numbers on civilian casualties.
Coalition position: For October 14th – 15th the Coalition reported Near Ash Shadaddi, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position
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October 15th 2017: (S1440)  البصيرة al Busayrah, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: The young man, Abdul Karim Al-Ahmad Al-Rashid Al-Othman (Al-Halabash) died following alleged airstrikes on the village of al Busayrah, Deir Ezzor governorate, according to local media.
Reports said that an unknown number of civilians died in addition to Abdul, and that people were fleeing the town whilst air raids were carried out. A later report from Sharqiya Voice named “two families of the sons of Hassan Al-Ali Al-Ta’imat” as killed.
It is not clear who was responsible for the offensive as sources did not apportion blame. Deirezzor24 reported “aircraft” launched raids in an attempt “to move to areas of control the SDF”.
Civilians reported killed: 4 or more (two families)
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Syrianpc [Arabic] [Archived], Deirezzor24 [Arabic] [Archived], Sharqiya Voice [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Contested. Unidentified aircraft.
Coalition position: For October 15th – 16th the Coalition reported Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a tactical vehicle.

 

October 13th 2017: القائم (I671) Al Qaim, Anbar province, Iraq
Summary:
Local media reported airstrikes carried out by the coalition on the city of Al Qaim. These bombardments resulted in 20 casualties and several wounded. Yaquin also quoted one press statement in which a police source specified that “the international coalition aircraft bombed the area of Hasayba market”. This location, as well as the number of casualties was confirmed by a second local report.
Civilians reported killed: 20
Civilians reported
injured: 2 or more
Sources:
Yaquin [Arabic] [Archived], Iraq-amsi [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of report: Fair.
Coalition position:
For October 12th – 13th the Coalition reported thatNear Al Qaim, one strike destroyed a VBIED factory.”
For October 13th – 14th the Coalition stated that “Near Al Qaim, Iraq, two strikes destroyed one ISIS VBIED factory and one HQ structure.”

 

October 16th 2017: القائم (I672) Al Qaim, Anbar province, Iraq
Summary:
According to a single source, different areas of Al Qaim were targeted.
At the moment there is limited information on the incident, Airwars will amend the entry when new information arises.

Civilians reported killed: unknown
Civilians reported
injured: unknown
Sources:
Yaquin [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of report: Weak.
Coalition position:
For October 15th – 16th the Coalition reported that “Near Al Qaim, four strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed five supply routes, two VBIED factories and an ISIS-held building.”

For October 16th – 17th the Coalition stated that “Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed a VBIED factory.”

 

October 16th 2017: (S1441) near  دوار المصرية al Masriya round about in البوكمال Abu Kamal, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: At least eight civilians died in an airstrike on the al Masriya roundabout in Abu Kamal, according to local media – though sources were conflicted as to whether the US-led Coalition or Russia were responsible.
According to Sharqiya Voice, there were “dozens of martyrs and wounded in the city of Albuqamal as a result of the bombing of warplanes al Masriya  roundabout a short while ago”.

Step News Agency pointed towards the Coalition, reporting that eight civilians died in a strike “on trucks and shops near the al Masriya roundabout”
However, Euphrates Post attributed the event to Russia, reporting that nine died and dozens more were wounded when Russian planes struck “a gathering of cars and food warehouses” near the roundabout.
Civilians reported killed: 8-9
Civilians reported injured: 12-36
Sources: Sharqiya Voice [Arabic], [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic], [Archived], Step News Agency [Arabic], [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Contested Russia
Coalition position: For October 15th – 16th the Coalition reported Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a tactical vehicle.