At least 11 civilians across three families, including several women and children, were killed and several others were injured in alleged Coalition airstrikes on the ISIL-controlled village of Al Zaynat, to the south of Markada, local sources reported.
According to Syrian PC “Media sources in Al-Hasakah, including Al-Khabour, said that the Coalition air force carried out air strikes on the village of Al-Zayanat in the southern Al-Hasakah countryside, which killed civilian martyrs, including women and children, a number of wounded and destroyed houses of civilian property.”
Al Hasaka Arabea identified 10 of the victims. Al Khabour also identified a victim bringing the death toll to 11. Fatima Abdullah al Hawash was also named as a casualty by the source, but it is believed she is one of the 10 individuals identified earlier.
All 14 sources who reported the incident alleged that the Coalition was responsible.
While the Coalition did not publicly declare strikes in the governorate at the time, a later assessment of this claim asserted that “After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.”
This indicated that the Coalition had in fact struck at Markada on this date.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (11) [ 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
Jun 28, 2018
After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.
Original strike reports
The Coalition has not publicly reported any strikes in Hassakah for July 9th-11th.