One or two civilians died and four were wounded in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Al Dashasisha village, according to local sources.
Baladi – blaming the Coalition – put the death toll at one, with more wounded.
According to Zaman Alwasl, “Coalition aircraft bombed an Islamic State prison in the town of Dashaisha east of “Shaddadi” near the border with Iraq last night, killing detainees inside”.
In a different version of events, Arta FM reported that “unknown aircraft bombed a convoy of gunmen in the village of Dashaisha south of Hasaka. Special sources told Arta FM that the shelling killed many armed militants, adding that four civilians were wounded and taken to Shaddadi for treatment”.
In its monthly civilian casualty assessment for September 2019 – published on November 15th – the alliance classed the event as ‘non credible’, asserting that “After a review of all available records it was determined that, more likely than not, civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition action.”
Coalition officials confirmed to Airwars that their review was a match for this event, and provided coordinates for the area assessed to within 100 metres.
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
Nov 15, 2019
June 30, 2017, near Al Dashaisha, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was determined that, more likely than not, civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition action.
Original strike reports
For June 29th-30th, the Coalition reported: “Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed a mortar system and a tunnel.“