According to Euphrates Post, two civilians died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Raqqah.
Hasaka Marsad also named these two victims and blamed the Coalition for their deaths.
This event might or might not be related to the two events that the Coalition has admitted responsibility for — see S1138b and S1138c below.
In their August 2020 civilian casualty report, the US-led Coalition assessed reports that they were responsible for civilian harm in this strike as “non-credible”, stating that the allegation provided insufficient information on the timing and location of the strike to make a determination.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Hossam Rachid Jadaan Al Haj Age unknown male killed
- Souzan Rashid Jadaan Al-Haj Age unknown female killed
Sources (2) [ collapse]
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Aug 22, 2020
July 29, 2017, in Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report. The report contains insufficient information on time, location, or details to assess its credibility. 3137/CS1295 37SEV008784
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.”
For July 30th – 31st, the Coalition reported: “Near Raqqah, 14 strikes engaged 12 ISIS tactical units; destroyed nine fighting positions, three supply caches, two ISIS-held buildings, a vehicle, a tunnel, and a command and control node; and suppressed a fighting position.“