Local sources reported that two civilians were killed during a landing operation from the International Coalition forces.
According to Asrar7days, “local sources indicated that the US occupation helicopters carried out an aerial landing by the lake of Al-Bassel dam towards the east, reaching Wadi Al-Raml and another in Al-Haddaja village amid fear and panic among the residents as a result of heavy shooting and attempting to terrorize civilians and force them to leave their jobs and evacuate their areas of presence and oblige them to stay. In their homes, the landing resulted in the death of two people who were not identified by the local population because of the difficulty of access to them.”
No other details are known at this time.
In their August 2020 civilian casualty report, the US-led Coalition assessed reports that they were responsible for civilian harm in this strike as “non-credible”, stating that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area at that time.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (3) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Hadaja (الحداجة), for which the coordinates are: 36.03078, 41.05519
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Aug 22, 2020
Sept. 4, 2019, in Al Hadaja, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 3132/CS1931 37SFV851893