Local media reported that alleged Coalition airstrikes caused widespread destruction of civilian homes and schools in al Fadaghmi village, though there was no information about civilian casualties.
According to Arabyoum, “local sources said that Coalition raids caused the destruction of the majority of houses in the village of al-Fidghmi. They targeted it with high-explosive missiles striking civilian houses in the village. This resulted in the destruction of more than 80% of the village’s houses: the homes of Juma al-Eid, Ahmad al-‘Abd, Muhammad al-‘Abd, Nuri al-Saleh, Fathi al-‘Akla, Abdullah Al-Mohsen, Ahmad Al-Halabi, Ghiyath Al-Yunis, Mr. Al-Qudouri”.
Al Hassaka Rasd added that the raids had also destroyed the preparatory, primary and secondary schools in the village.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (4) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Fadaghmi (قريةالفدغمي), south eastern Al Shadadi, Hassaka, for which the coordinates are: 35.905, 40.887778. Besides residential areas, reports mention schools being targeted. Three school buildings are located at the following coordinates: (1) 35.908188, 40.884354, (2) 35.902721,40.887852 and (3) in a neighbouring village to the south: 35.893587, 40.888195.
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
Jul 26, 2018
The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
Original strike reports
For August 5th-6th: “Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed three IED factories.”