Local media reported the death of one civilian male in an alleged Coalition airstrikes on Raqqah – possibly a last victim of the assault on the city.
Raqqa 24 and Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently blamed the Coalition for the man’s death in reports that were published on October 20th and 22nd respectively. Raqqa 24 said Mr al Hamoud died “before the SDF took control the city” while RBSS said he had died “a few days ago.”
The SDF officially declared victory over ISIS on October 17th – a day after the last declared Coalition strikes.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
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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 16th-17th it noted: “Near Raqqah, three strikes suppressed three ISIS communication lines.” The last reported strikes prior to this were on October 12th.