A woman named as Zubaydah al-Rahim Sheikh Hassan and her daughter Reem Mohammad al Musa (pictured) died in the al Badou neighbourhood whilst trying to leave the city of Raqqah, local sources alleged. There was some discrepancy in reports, therefore it is not clear how the two died; in equal measure sources suspected the US-led Coalition and the explosion of a land mine to be the cause of death.
Asharq Alsouri said the mother and daughter (aged 3) died in the explosion in an attempt to flee parts of the city still controlled by so-called Islamic State, with the source reporting that three other members of the family were caught and arrested by ISIS during the attempt. The Syrian Committee for Human Rights also suspected a land mine explosion.
In contrast, Syrianpc and the Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed the US-led Coalition for the deaths. SN4HR reported that Zubaydah al-Rahim Sheikh Hassan and her daughter Reem Mohammad al Musa were “killed as International Coalition warplanes missiles fired on a house in al Bado area northwest of Raqqa city.”
At present the cause of death is unclear, Airwars will amend the entry when any new information arises.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Zubaydah al-Rahim Sheikh Hassan Adult female Mother killed
- Reem Mohammad al Musa Child female Daughter killed
Sources (6) [ collapse]
Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the death of Internally Displaced People while attempting to flee the neighbourhood of Al Badou (البدو), for which the coordinates are: 35.9505639, 39.0094148
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 6th-7th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 17 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed a command and control node, seven fighting positions, two vehicles, and two communications infrastructures, and a VBIED; damaged two fighting positions, two communication infrastructures, two ISIS supply routes and suppressed one fighting position.” It additionally reported that “On Oct. 6, near Raqqah, Syria 23 strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 17 fighting positions, six vehicles, a VBIED, and an ISIS supply road.”