Multiple local sources documented the death of eight members of one family following alleged US-led Coalition strikes on the city of Raqqah. Mohammed Jumaa al-Nashif, his wife, his son’s wife, and her five children died reportedly due strikes carried out on their home in the city, though specifics of the location are currently unknown. All sources said the US-led Coalition was responsible.
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The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Mohammed Jumaa al-Nashif Adult male killed
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Reports of the incident only mention the city of Ar Raqqah (الرقة), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.9505639, 39.0094148. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.
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 5th-6th, the Coalition reported that “Near Raqqah, 29 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed 23 fighting positions, two vehicles, a supply route, an IED, damaged a vehicle and suppressed three fighting positions.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 5, near Raqqah, Syria, 10 strikes disrupted three ISIS supply routes, damaged five fighting positions, destroyed one fighting position, and suppressed one fighting position and one ISIS tactical unit.” And that “On Oct 5, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike damaged an ISIS fighting position.”