In the Amnesty and Airwars’s joint April 2019 report “War in Raqqa: Rhetoric versus Reality”, two civilians were reportedly killed in alleged Coalition mortar attack 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 states that “Mohamed Hsein Taha, and his son Faysal were killed at their home by mortars fired by US forces from a position west of Raqqa.”
Mahmoud, brother of the victim, gave a testimony to Amnesty saying that “My brother and his son were by the door of the house when the mortar struck the street, killing them both.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Mohamed (Abu Aziz) Hammud Taha 65 years old male killed
- Faysal 23 years old male son of Mohamed killed
Sources (1) [ collapse]
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Original strike reports
Not yet assessed.