Multiple local sources reported the explosion of a car bomb in “the second village of engineers” killing members of Haiat Tahrir al Sham [formerly Al Qaeda/ Al Nusra] and up to four civilians, as well as wounding others.
According to @Elghad , “The Syrian Observatory, based in Britain, said that a car bomb exploded near the headquarters of the editor of the Levant in the Al Mouhandeseen countryside.
The Observatory said that preliminary reports indicated the killing of two members of the Liberation of the Sham and wounding others.
A media unit of the group confirmed the explosion, saying that a number of its members were killed and wounded.”
There was only one allegation against Coalition warplanes, from the Step News Agency. It reported: “Thirteen members of Haiat Tahrir al Sham [formerly Al Nusra] and a number of civilians were killed and wounded when the Coalition’s international air force targeted them in the area of the Society of Engineers [or Jamiaat al Muhandissen] in Orme al-Kubra, west of Aleppo.”
The incident was first reported on August 19, 2017 at 8:17 am by @Akhbr .
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Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports mention the area of Jamiat al Muhandissen (منطقة جمعية المهندسين) in Orme al Kubra (أورم الكبرى), western Aleppo governorate, for which the coordinates are: 36.116944, 36.908611
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
May 31, 2018
After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
Original strike reports
The Coalition has not publicly reported any strikes in Aleppo governorate for August 3rd-4th.