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 strike 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 “Ousama al-Khabur, 47, was killed by the entrance of his building in the courtyard of the housing estate by an artillery strike.”
According to Amnesty field notes, his son Mohammed Ousama al-Khabour aged 17, was killed later in an airstrike on the the Quanitir building in Hadiqat al-Baida with many others.
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- Ousama al-Khabur 47 years old male killed
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Attached to this civilian harm incident is the Pentagon's declassified assessment of this civilian harm allegation, obtained by Azmat Khan and the New York Times through Freedom of Information requests and lawsuits filed since March 2017, alongside the corresponding press release published by the Pentagon. Airwars is currently analysing the contents of each file, and will update our own assessments accordingly.
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Original strike reports
Not yet assessed.