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.
The report stated that “Islam Moh Amero, (F), three, was killed in her home by shrapnel from an artillery strike on the street. Her father was injured in the same strike.”
The mother, Umm Islam, told Amnesty in a testimony that “Even keeping her indoors did not protect her. We could not protect our children. We couldn’t know where the shells would fall next.”
The satellite imagery shows no damage to the vicinity.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Islam Moh Amero 3 years old female killed
- Islam's father Adult male injured by shrapnel injured
Sources (1) [ collapse]
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Original strike reports
Not yet assessed.