Two women died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Raqqah’s Al Nahda neighbourhood, according to local media.
The victims were named by multiple sources.
Palmyra Media Centre reported the rest of the family were presently unaccounted for.
In June 2019 the Coalition announced that it had assessed this allegation of civilian harm to be non-credible, noting “After a review of all available strike records it was determined that, more likely than not, civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition strike.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Najah Abdo Al Talib Adult female killed
- Amal Abdo Al Talib Adult female killed
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Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Al Nahda (النهضة), in the city of Raqqa. The generic coordinates for that neighbourhood are: 35.9560544, 38.9925385.
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Jun 27, 2019
Sep. 19, 2017, near Raqqa, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available strike records it was determined that, more likely than not, civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition strike.
Original strike reports
For September 18th-19th, the Coalition reported: “Near Raqqah, six strikes destroyed 25 ISIS vehicles, five fighting positions, a command and control node and a logistics node.” It additionally reported that “On Sept. 18, near Raqqah, Syria, 42 strikes engaged 23 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 23 fighting positions, eight vehicles, three VBIEDs, two ISIS UAS systems, and a command and control node; and suppressed four fighting positions.” And that “On Sept. 18, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.”
For September 19th - 20th, the Coalition reported:
"Near Raqqah, 30 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed 28 fighting positions, three vehicles, two ISIS communications infrastructure items and an ISIS headquarters. Additionally, 16 strikes consisting of 20 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Sept. 19 that closed within the last 24 hours. On Sept. 19, near Raqqah, Syria, 15 strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed 17 vehicles, 13 fighting positions, and suppressed a fighting position"