Five members of one family died in Raqqah city following alleged “shelling” according to local reports.
According to Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, four of their children survived and “were taken to a house on the main road at the junction between Hitteen farm and Rabi’at al Atfal.
No sources apportioned blame. Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently was the sole source that reference weapons, namely “shelling”.
No further details are presently available.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (5)
- Omar Mahmoud Ghalia Adult male Father killed
- Hanan Sharif Adult female Mother killed
- Adnan Omar Ghalia Child male Son killed
- Elaf Omar Ghalia Child male Son killed
- Angham Khairou Ghalia Child female Daughter killed
- Name unknown Age unknown
Sources (4) [ collapse]
Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Diri’ya (الدرعیة) in the city of Raqqa. This neighbourhood covers a relatively large area, for which the generic coordinates are: 35,947222, 38,991389.
Attached to this civilian harm incident is the Pentagon's declassified assessment of this civilian harm allegation, obtained by Azmat Khan and the New York Times through Freedom of Information requests and lawsuits filed since March 2017, alongside the corresponding press release published by the Pentagon. Airwars is currently analysing the contents of each file, and will update our own assessments accordingly.
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 7th – 8th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 51 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 50 fighting positions, a tactical vehicle, six vehicles, one VBIED, and four command and control networks.”