A civilian named as Farid Sheikho from Jumaili neighbourhood was killed following “artillery shelling” on al Haldika al Baidaa (The White Garden) area in Raqqa, according to multiple local sources.
Airwars understands that only the US-led Coalition was using artillery at the time on Raqqah. There is limited information presently available, and this entry will be amended when new details arise.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Farid Sheikho Age unknown male killed
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Reports of the incident mention the area surrounding the Al Hadika al Baidaa garden (الحدیقة البیضاء), for which the coordinates are: 35.960556, 38.9975. Satellite imagery available to Airwars from October 5th 2017 shows structural damage to buildings in the area, for which the coordinates are: 35.9596411, 38.9992332
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Jun 28, 2018
The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility
Original strike reports
For October 3rd – 4th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 30 strikes engaged 16 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 14 fighting positions, two vehicles, and a logistics node; and suppressed four fighting positions.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 3, near Raqqah, four strikes destroyed three ISIS fighting positions and a VBIED.” And that “On Oct. 3, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS communication system.”