Two oil workers were killed and two others injured in a coalition airstrike on a house used by workers, according to a number of sources The two dead men were buried at Hadida Cemetery in Hassakah.
The status of the victims is not clear. Following a field investigation, SNHR notes: “Residents of that area told us that the victims were local staff who assist ISIS in the sale of oil and operations of the existing wells in Kbeibah; guard them at night; and help in organising the cars that come to buy oil from these existing wells. It should be noted that ISIS requires one to pledge their allegiance in order for them to give them jobs. However, this does not mean that everyone who swears allegiance to ISIS is obliged to take up arms and fight at their side. Many have sworn allegiance to ISIS just to get a job.”
The incident occured at 10:30 pm local time.
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US-led Coalition Assessment:
Original strike reports
The coalition has reported airstrikes in the vicinity for both February 10th-11th 2015 (“Near Al Hasakah, an airstrike struck multiple ISIL storage and staging facilities“) and for February 11th-12th 2015 (“Near Al Hasakah, an airstrike struck multiple ISIL oil pump jacks.“)