In the Amnesty and Airwars’s joint April 2019 report “War in Raqqa: Rhetoric versus Reality”, one civilian was reportedly killed in alleged Coalition artillery strike 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.
According to the report, “Abdallah Ahmad Hammadi, 20 was killed in an artillery strike by a well when he went to fetch water. A month later his parents and twin brother, Abderrahman, were killed by another artillery shell which struck their family home.”
The daughter of the victim, Maha, told Amnesty in a testimony that “Only me and my sister survived. We have no one left. My brother Abdallah was killed by the well when he went to fetch water, then my parents and my brother Aabderrahman, Abdallah’s twin, were killed when our home was hit by a shell.”
Three other members of the Hammadi family were killed in a Coalition artillery strike on August 16th 2017. See CS1379a for more details.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (1)
- Abdallah Ahmad Hammadi 20 years old male killed
Sources (1) [ collapse]
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Original strike reports
Not yet assessed.