Local sources reported that up to two civilians were killed and between one to four seriously injured in an alleged Coalition airstrike on the village of Afra al Barjari, on the evening of March 2nd.
Multiple sources identified some of the adult male victims.
The civilians were said to have been in their car when they were hit by an airstrike and according to a local source quoted by Zaman Al Wasl, the passengers were on the road between Abu Hamda and Al Touymen.
The same report also stated that apart from the civilian victims, two members of so-called Islamic State were killed in the airstrike.
In its monthly civilian casualty assessment for September 2019 – published on November 15th – the alliance classed the event as ‘non credible’, asserting that “After a review of all available records it was determined that, more likely than not, civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition action.”
Coalition officials confirmed to Airwars that their review was a match for this event, and provided coordinates for the area assessed to within 100 metres.
The incident occured around dusk.
- Ahmed Jasser Al Shalabi Adult male Also known as Jamil al-Ahmad al-Jasser killed
- Attallah al-Hajij Adult male killed
- Ammar al-Fayyad al-Ali Adult male injured
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US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Nov 15, 2019
March 2, 2018, near Afra Al Bajari, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was determined that, more likely than not, civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition action.
Original strike reports
For March 2nd, the Coalition did not publicly report any strikes in the vicinity of Afra Al Bajari, Al Dahra or the Hasakah governorate.