Local media reported “artillery shelling” targeted the National Hospital and the vicinity of the roundabout Naim and Al-Amasi Street in Raqqa City.
Sources referred to “news of martyrs” but did not list the number or details of alleged civilian casualties.
Airwars understands that only the US-led Coalition have access to artillery in Raqqa.
See also CS1418.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (8) [ collapse]
Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention multiple locations being struck in the city of Ar Raqqah (الرقة). These are the National Hospital at 35.949994, 39.003815, the vicinity of Naim roundabout at 35.95447, 39.009392, and Al Amasi street at 35.953492, 39.011271.
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 August 25th-26th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 24 strikes engaged 15 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 20 fighting positions, two logistics nodes, two command and control nodes, a VBIED, an ISIS UAS, a vehicle, and an ISIS headquarters; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.” It was additionally reported that “On Aug. 25, near Raqqah, Syria, 31 strikes engaged 18 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 11 fighting positions, two command and control nodes, five vehicles, and three heavy machine guns.” And that “On Aug. 25, near Raqqah, Syria, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed a command and control node and two fighting positions.”
‘Friday 25 August – Typhoons and Tornados attacked three terrorist positions in Raqqa, and three in Tal Afar…A mixed Typhoon and Tornado pair delivered three further Paveway attacks in Tal Afar on Friday 25 August, hitting two mortar teams and a Daesh-held building. Over Raqqa, our aircraft continued to support the Syrian Democratic Forces, and used Paveway IVs against two sniper positions and another terrorist strongpoint. The focus for RAF missions remained on Raqqa over the weekend.’