Seven civilians, including four children and two women, reportedly died following alleged US-led Coalition air strikes on al Badou neighbourhood, Raqqah city.
Details of the death toll were initially provided by one source only, the Syrian Network for Human Rights, which blamed the Coalition. Raqqa is Being Slaughtered also referred to air raids carried out by the Coalition on the neighbourhood, in conjunction with “intense artillery shelling”, with the source noting that the attacks occurred amid extensive bombardment of the neighbourhoods “Tawasu’iya, Bedou, Shihada’a, train street”. Moreover, RBSS documented “more than 117 air raids and about 1,500 artillery shells targeted the city during the past three days”.
Later reports said that Sadeed Al-Hallaq his wife, seven children, his father and his mother were killed. All sources attributed the incident to the US-led Coalition.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Sadeed Al-Hallaq Adult male killed
Sources (8) [ collapse]
Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Al Badou (البد), for which the coordinates are: 35.961778, 39.006083.
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.”