According to multiple local sources, “a whole family” died in the village of Umm Hfour in an alleged Coalition airstrike.
Hasaka Voice and other sources the victims died “because they were targeted by an air strike by the International Coalition”.
The US-led alliance eventually reported strikes in the vicinity that day, suggesting that the cause of the deaths may have been artillery.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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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
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
The Coalition did not at first publicly report any strike in Hassaka governorate for June 24th-26th. However, it later stated that “On June 25, near Al Shadaddi, Syria, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed five ISIS-held buildings, three command and control nodes, a mortar system, and a fighting position; and damaged an ISIS-held building.”