Between 29 and 35 civilians died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on the al Hadika al Baidaa area of Raqqah, according to local media.
@24Raqqa put the death toll at 29, “including women and children”.
But according to Raqqa Now and Almanar, more than 35 died. All sources blamed the US-led Coalition.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (6) [ collapse]
Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the area around the White Garden/Al Hadika Al Bayda (الحدیقة البیضا) in the city of Raqqa. The coordinates for this area are: 35.960556, 38.9975.
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 26th-27th, the Coalition reported: “Near Raqqah, 35 strikes engaged 15 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 26 fighting positions, four vehicles, four ISIS supply routes, a heavy machine gun and suppressed five ISIS tactical units.” It additionally reported that “On Sept. 26, near Raqqah, Syria, seven strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 16 VBIEDs, three vehicles, two ISIS supply routes, a fighting position and suppressed two fighting positions.”