A family of six, the mother Amal al Huwaidi and her five children died following alleged US-led Coalition airstrikes on the al Batani roundabout area in al Badou neighbourhood, Raqqah city.
The source Mohammed Alabdullah did not apportion blame, however all others alleged the US-led Coalition responsible.
The family were, according to Amnesty International fieldnotes, realted to the al-Sayer family and the Al-Sheikh family, 22 of whom were killed in August 2017 due to Coalition airstrikes.
Research stated that “Amal Hammuda al-Huwaidi, a 42-year-old widow and her five children, aged 12 to five, were killed when an air strike destroyed the upper floor of the house where she and her family were sheltering. Her parents and her sister-in-law were on the ground floor of the same house and were not harmed.”
Khaled, the brother who survived the airstrikes gave a testimony to Amnesty International questioning “How can it be acceptable to bomb a house full of women and children? Such actions are unacceptable. Was it a mistake? Nobody had apologised for it.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Amal Hammuda al-Huwaidi 42 years old female teacher and widow killed
- Hamed Ahmad al-Abbar 12 years old male Amal's child killed
- Abdul Rahman Ahmed Al A’bbar 11 years old male Amal's child killed
- Heba Ahmed Al A’bbar 6 years old female Amal's child killed
- Mahmoud Ahmed Al A’bbar 5 years old male Amal's child killed
- Huda Ahmed Al A’bbar 8 years old female Amal's child killed
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US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Jun 28, 2018
After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
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.”