Three civilians were reported “seriously wounded” following an “aerial bombardment” by the US-led Coalition, local sources alleged.
The raid reportedly took place at Al Dashisha village 35km southeast of al Shaddadi. According to Baladi, “shelling that targeted the village, caused the destruction of shops” and “other rockets targets the warehouses of grain causing an outbreak of fire, and destroying the entire stock”.
According to a source who spoke to Top News, the raid came after evening prayers and “the Coalition aircraft did not leave the skies throughout the night”. Ibrahim Abukail, a resident of Markad (44 km distance away), said “the target is a vital market for the population, where civilians are dispatched from far away areas to purchase their needs and food commodities”.
While the Coalition did not publicly report any strikes in the area for this date, a later assessment stated that “The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.” This indicated that Coalition strikes may indeed have been conducted in the area on this date.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (13) [ collapse]
Geolocation notes (2) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention that the alleged Coalition airstrike targeted a market in the village of Al Dashisha (الدشیشة), in the vicinity of the village of Tal Al Jayer (تل الجابر), the coordinates of this village are: 36.044258, 41.164130. Satellite imagery available to Airwars from September 12, 2017 shows traces of airstrikes in this area
Attached to this civilian harm incident is a provisional reconciliation of the Pentagon's declassified assessment of this civilian harm allegation, based on matching date and locational information.
The declassified documents were obtained by Azmat Khan and the New York Times through Freedom of Information requests and lawsuits filed since March 2017, and are included 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
Jun 28, 2018
The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
Original strike reports
The Coalition did not report any strikes in Hassaka for September 9th-12th 2017.