In an incident not previously tracked by Airwars, the Coalition later confirmed the death of a civilian in an event near Raqqa.
Their October 2017 civilian casualty report noted: “During a Coalition strike to suppress an ISIS defensive fighting position, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed.”
Coalition officials told Airwars that this report referred to CS1298.
In July 2019 the Coalition provided Airwars with the location of this incident, accurate to within a 100 metre box.
The coordinates indicate that the incident was near the Dar al Shifa hospital.
This incident may be related to CS1295, however there is not enough locational detail in that allegation to tell.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Prior to the Coalition releasing the MGRS of this incident, Airwars had geolocated it to the nearest city at 35.9505639, 39.0094148
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Oct 27, 2017
July, 29, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report. During a Coalition strike to suppress an ISIS defensive fighting position, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed.
Original strike reports
For July 29th – 30th, the Coalition reported: “Near Raqqah, eight strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions and three vehicles.”