Four civilian males from one family were killed in alleged Coalition airstrikes on Raqqa, local sources reported.
Five of the seven sources which reported the deaths alleged that the Coalition was responsible.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (4)
- Merhaf Ahmed al Shammati Adult male killed
- Abdul Rahman Hassan al Shammati Adult male killed
- Mohammed Ahmed al Shammati Adult killed
- Hussain Ghassan al Shammati Adult male killed
Sources (7) [ 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
The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
Original strike reports
For July 1st-July 2nd: “Near Raqqah, nine strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions, a tactical vehicle, a front-end loader, a mortar system and a heavy machine gun.” It additionally reported that “On July 1, near Raqqah, Syria, five strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, destroyed a fighting position and a heavy machine gun, and suppressed 27 fighting positions.”
‘Saturday 1 July – A Reaper eliminated a mortar team and Typhoons dealt with a heavy machine-gun, both in Raqqa. Tornados hit three Daesh positions in Mosul…A Reaper remotely piloted aircraft patrolled over Raqqa on Saturday 1 July.'