An unspecified number of civilians died and were wounded in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Raqqa’s Al Bayatra neighbourhood, local media reported.
According to Almanar, “a number of civilian casualties were caused by a new massacre carried out by US aircraft during the targeting of Al-Bayatra neighbourhood”.
All other sources also pointed to the Coalition.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Mar 28, 2018
After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
Original strike reports
For June 15th-16th the Coalition reported: “Near Raqqah, 20 strikes engaged 14 ISIS tactical units and a sniper and destroyed nine fighting positions, four vehicles, three mortar systems, two supply caches, two ISIS headquarters, a heavy machine gun, and a home-made explosives factory.” It also additionally reported that “On June 15, near Raqqah, Syria, six strikes destroyed eight fighting positions, an ISIS headquarters, and a tunnel, and suppressed two snipers.” And that “On June 15, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed six fighting positions, five ISIS staging areas, two command and control nodes, an ISIS headquarters, and a supply cache, and damaged 10 fighting positions and two VBIED facilities.”