Up to 15 Islamic State fighters, including two aged under 16, were reported killed by a Coalition airstrike 10km west of Ma’dan. The teenage boys were said to be members of the ISIL youth movement ‘Cubs of the Caliphate.’ One report said that a checkpoint was targeted.
In their May 2020 civilian casualty report, the US-led Coalition assessed reports that they were responsible for civilian harm in this strike as “non-credible”, stating 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.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
May 1, 2020
Sept. 13, 2015, in Ma’adan, Syria via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was determined that, more likely than not, the alleged civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition action. 2830/CS125 37SEV442584
Original strike reports
The Coalition has confirmed a strike at the location for September 13th-14th 2015: “Near Mar’a, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.”