A family of six civilians were reportedly killed in airstrikes in Janat village, however assertions as to who was responsible were contested.
Five sources who reported the incident alleged that the Coalition was responsible. However @KhabourNews claimed that Russia was to blame.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (6) [ collapse]
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
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 initially publicly report any strike in Hasakah governorate for June 26th-28th. However it later reported that “On June 27, near Al Shadaddi, Syria, eight strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed five ISIS-held buildings, two vehicles, two fighting positions, two command and control node facilities, a staging facility, and an ISIS headquarters.” And for the next day that “On June 28, near Al Shadaddi, Syria, six strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters, three weapons caches, a staging area, and a mortar system.”