Two or three civilians were killed in alleged US airstrikes close to Al-Fadghami village near Hasaka City.
Yusuf Ali al-Shawoush (12 years) and Hassan Ali al-Hamoud (55 years), and one unidentified person, were reportedly shepherds who were herding their flock when the airstrikes hit. According to local sources around 130 sheep were also killed in the event.
A correspondent with Al-Khabour “said that the international coalition aircraft launched an air raid on the villages, targeting three missiles… which resulted in the deaths of the shepherds.” All sources held the US-led Coalition responsible for the attacks.
The alliance itself publicly declared no strikes in the governorate for this date.
In the second of their September 2020 civilian casualty reports, the US-led Coalition assessed reports that they were responsible for civilian harm in this strike as “non-credible”, stating that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area at that time.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Hassan Ali al-Hamoud 55 years old male killed
- Yusuf Ali al-Shawoush 12 years old male killed
Sources (8) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the outskirts of the village of Al Fadghami (الفدغمي). The generic coordinates for the village are: 35.905, 40.887778.
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Sep 9, 2020
Aug. 27 [later corrected to Aug 25th] , 2017, in Al-Fadghami, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 1251/CS1417 37SFV703750
Original strike reports
For August 25th-26th the Coalition publicly reported no strikes in the vicinity.