Four civilians died in air and artillery or mortar shelling in Raqqa, according to local sources.
Alraqqa Ahlna listed two civilians as killed by air and artillery strikes.
Mohammed Ali Swaid was named as dead “after being hit by a mortar shell from SDF militia on al Thakana”, according to Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently.
Airwars understands that only the Coalition has access to artillery in Raqqa, however, the SDF are reportedly using mortars and rockets.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that four civilians died in Raqqa as a result of a Coalition airstrike.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Jamal al-Abd Adult male named by Alraqqa Ahlna killed
- Wife of Jamal al-Abd Adult female named by Alraqqa Ahlna killed
- Ahmed Jihad Al-Marouh Child male displaced from Palmyra, was named by multiple sources as killed “as a result of aerial and artillery bombardment” in Raqqa. killed
- Mohammed Ali Swaid Adult male killed
Sources (8) [ collapse]
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 30th-31st: “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.”
It additionally reported that “On July 30, near Raqqah, Syria, 11 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units, destroyed four fighting positions, and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.” And that “On July 30, near Raqqah, Syria, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units.”
‘Sunday 30 July – a Tornado and Typhoon pair eliminated two terrorist snipers in Raqqa...On Sunday 30 July, a further mixed pair of aircraft conducted successful Paveway strikes when the SDF came under fire from two snipers as they continued to clear areas of Raqqa from Daesh control.’