In the Amnesty and Airwars’s joint April 2019 report “War in Raqqa: Rhetoric versus Reality”, one man was reportedly killed in alleged Coalition artillery strikes in Raqqa. Although Airwars assesses single sourced incidents as “weak”, researchers have assessed this incident “fair” due to the depth of material provided by Amnesty.
The report stated that “Ala al-Hadri was killed in a strike near the AbdRahman Ibn ‘Ouf Mosque, while he was going to fetch water. He had been previously displaced from his home in the Saif al-Dawla neighbourhood by the conflict.”
A naighbour, Bassam, gave a testimony to Amnesty which stated “Ala’s body was found between the mosque and my house. Next to him was the wheelbarrow which he used to fetch water from the well in my garden. There was no water in the house where he was sheltering.”
The incident occured in the afternoon.
- Ala al-Hadri Adult male killed
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US-led Coalition Assessment:
Original strike reports
Not yet assessed.