After midnight, alleged Coalition airplanes carried out a number of strikes on areas in Al-Mayadeen city which was under ISIS control at the time of the attack.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the airstrikes targeted the area where the Commercial Bank is located and struck a house in which an Iraqi family was living, killing one woman and two children while others were wounded. Two other houses near the Abduljabbar School were also reportedly struck in the same raid.
Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office also reported raids, but didn’t identify the culprit, reporting that “the air force renewed raids after midnight targeting the Commercial Bank and a pool of residential buildings in the vicinity of the school of Abdul Jabbar in the city of Mayadeen. This led to the martyrdom of an Iraqi family of one woman and two children and the injury of several others”.
In their June 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 incident occured after midnight.
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Attached to this civilian harm incident is the Pentagon's declassified assessment of this civilian harm allegation, obtained by Azmat Khan and the New York Times through Freedom of Information requests and lawsuits filed since March 2017, 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
Jun 24, 2020
June 20, 2017, in Mayadin, 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. 3113/CS1044a 37SFU317758
Original strike reports
No Coalition strikes were reported in this area on this date.