Five civilians, including three children, were reportedly killed in alleged Coalition airstrikes on al Awla village, also known as Jalal, 25km southeast of Ash Shaddadi.
Hasakh News identified five victims; two men in their 50s, and three children of one of the men – two girls and one boy.
All six sources who reported on the airstrike alleged that the Coalition was responsible. However, no strikes were publicly declared in the governorate that day. And in a later assessment of the claim, the Coalition asserted that “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.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (6) [ collapse]
Attached to this civilian harm incident is a provisional reconciliation of the Pentagon's declassified assessment of this civilian harm allegation, based on matching date and locational information.
The declassified documents were obtained by Azmat Khan and the New York Times through Freedom of Information requests and lawsuits filed since March 2017, and are included alongside the corresponding press release published by the Pentagon. Airwars is currently analysing the contents of each file, and will update our own assessments accordingly.
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Feb 22, 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
The Coalition did not publicly report any strikes in Al Hasakah governorate for June 17th-19th.