In the Amnesty and Airwars’s joint April 2019 report “War in Raqqa: Rhetoric versus Reality”, one civilian was reportedly killed in alleged Coalition airstrikes 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 “Kheder Ibrahim Khalaf was killed in an artillery strike on the house where he was sheltering.”
He was reportedly killed near the Safa Mosque, however no precise location has been confirmed.
Yahia, brother of the victim and survivor of the strike told Amnesty in a testimony that “His six-year-old daughter, Manar, had been injured by a mine about one month earlier when they were trying to leave the city. He left five children, the youngest was born after he died.”
The incident occured at 3:45 pm local time.
- Kheder Ibrahim Khalaf 32-34 years old male killed
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US-led Coalition Assessment:
Original strike reports
Not yet assessed.