Six civilians died in alleged US-led Coalition airstrikes on Al Tawaswiya neighbourhood, according to local media.
The citizen journalist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently documented: Omar Al-Ashqar, Yasser Bakour, Khalid Al Hussein and a girl whose name was not mentioned, as the victims.
News of their death came amidst reports of considerable aerial bombardment by the Coalition, activists told Smart “the Tawaswiya neighborhoods, the Bedouins and the White Garden” were hit by “about 20 coalition raids and 60 artillery and missile rounds from SD”.
The Syrian Human Rights Committee listed further victims.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Omar Al-Ashqar Adult male also known as Abu Lamis killed
- Yasser Bakour Age unknown male killed
- Khalid Al Hussein Age unknown male killed
- Juma'a al-Hussein al-Barazi Age unknown Name dby SHRC
- Anas Ahmed al-Barazi Age unknown Named by SHRC
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Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Al Tawassiya (التوسعیة) in the city of Raqqa. The generic coordinates for this neighbourhood are: 35.9633318, 38.9806321.
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.”