Five family members of a ‘Kazakh ISIS fighter’ (a woman, her two sons and one daughter) died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Fardous in Raqqa, according to local media.
Smart reported that “a local source told Smart that the family was made up of a woman and three of her children, and including a girl. The father, a member of the organisation [IS] was still fighting against the Syrian Democratic Forces (Qusd) on the city’s Traffic Street.”
According to Beirut Press and Smart, the fighter and his family were originally from Kazakhstan.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Yusra Rabea al-Kaji Age unknown named by RBSS who said said had “died a result of an earlier air strike by the coalition aircraft on Al-Fardous neighborhood in the city of Raqqa.” killed
Sources (7) [ collapse]
Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention Traffic Street (شارع المرور) and the Fardous or Paradice area (الفردوس). The coordinates for the midpoint of Fardous area (الفردوس) are: 35.954025, 39.006268. Airwars cannot geolocate Traffic Street (شارع المرور), however, is aware of an Hadika Al Mororia or Traffic Park (الحديقة المرورية).
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
The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
Original strike reports
For August 27th-28th the Coalition reported “Near Raqqah, 29 strikes engaged 13 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 19 fighting positions, five logistics nodes, three vehicles, three ISIS headquarters, two VBIEDs, and two command and control nodes.” It additionally reported that “On Aug. 27 near Raqqah, Syria, 24 strikes engaged 20 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 22 fighting positions, two anti-aircraft artillery systems, and two logistics nodes.” And that “On Aug. 27, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions.”
‘Sunday 27 August – Typhoons and Tornados bombed ten Daesh positions in Raqqa.’