Local media reported that three civilians died and several more were wounded in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Al Hadika al Baidaa in Raqqah.
According to al Hassakah Rasd, “According to local sources, three civilians were killed on Saturday, and others were injured by the bombing of the neighborhoods of the city by coalition aircraft and artillery.” Smart News said the casualties occurred in the Al Hadika al Baidaa area.
Two civilians were named by the Syrian Human Rights Committee as killed by artillery that day.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention strikes in multiple locations in the Al Hadika al Baidaa neighbourhood in western Raqqa: the Na’im roundabout, Amassi street, Jumaili district and the area area the Imam Al Nuwani mosque. One source mentions casualties in the White Garden (الحدیقة البیضاء) area, for which the coordinates are: 35.9605703, 38.9976883
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Jun 28, 2018
The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility
Original strike reports
For September 8th – 9th, the Coalition reported: “Near Raqqah, 40 strikes engaged 11 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 24 fighting positons, four logistics node, two vehicles, an ISIS communication line, a mortar system, a command and control node and suppressed four fighting positions.” It was additionally reported that “On Sept. 8, near Raqqah, 20 strikes engaged 11 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 15 vehicles, six logistics nodes, four fighting positions, and an IED; and suppressed three fighting positions.”
For September 9th - 10th, the Coalition reported: "Near Raqqah , 34 strikes for eight ISIS tactical units; destroyed 21 fighting positions, 16 vehicles, heavy machinery guns, two command and control nodes, a logistics node, and engineering equipment; and suppressed six fighting positions". It later reported, "In Syria, on Sept. 10 , Coalition military forces conducted 26 strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS targets. Near Raqqah , 23 strikes for eight ISIS tactical units; destroyed 20 fighting positions, two logistics nodes, and a vehicle; and suppressed two fighting positions"