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 strikes 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”Mohannad Mohammed Hsein Shehada was killed by an artillery shell which struck the family home.”
Mother of the victim, Rimal, told Amnesty in a testimony that “He was by the door when the shell struck. He was killed instantly. My other son and my husband were both injured.”
In their monthly civilian casualty reports, the US-led Coalition has indicated that the credibility of this civilian harm allegation is in the process of being assessed.
The incident occured at 3:30 pm local time.
- Mohannad Mohammed Hsein Shehada 14 years old male killed
- Muthanna Child female brother, injured in leg and head injured
- Father of Mohannad Adult male inured back injured
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US-led Coalition Assessment:
Original strike reports
Not yet assessed.