Three civilians died in alleged Coalition air and artillery strikes on Raqqa, according to local media.
@abumuazalraqqa and Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently reported that a Coalition airstrike was responsible for the death of Fathi al-Nusan.
Initially the name ‘Haj Ahmed Laila Salim Ali’ was also reported in connection to this incident, but the name (with a photograph of the victim) was repeated in another report. therefore Airwars has removed the name from this incident, the report on Haj Ahmed Laila Salim Ali’s death can be found under incident code CS1287.
Al Raqqa Ahlna named three civilians killed by “aerial bombardment and shelling” of Raqqa.
It is Airwars’ understanding that only the Coalition is using artillery in Raqqa.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Ismail Mustafa Balibl Age unknown male killed by artillery killed
- Fathi Al-Nasan Adult male killed by artillery killed
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Attached to this civilian harm incident is the Pentagon's declassified assessment of this civilian harm allegation, obtained by Azmat Khan and the New York Times through Freedom of Information requests and lawsuits filed since March 2017, alongside the corresponding press release published by the Pentagon. Airwars is currently analysing the contents of each file, and will update our own assessments accordingly.
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
May 31, 2018
The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
Original strike reports
For July 28th-29th: “Near Raqqah, 12 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units; destroyed eight fighting positions, an artillery system, and a vehicle; and suppressed a fighting position.” It additionally reported that “On July 28, near Raqqah, Syria, 16 strikes engaged 12 ISIS tactical units, destroyed an anti-air artillery system, and damaged seven fighting positions.”
‘Friday 28 July – a Tornado and Typhoon pair struck a Daesh position in Raqqa…Another mixed Tornado and Typhoon pair assisted the SDF in Raqqa on Friday 28 July, and a Paveway IV was used to destroy a terrorist position.’