Six children from the same family of Ali and Aqla al-Hajj al-Hamoud al-Hweet were killed following an aerial offensive on the village of Al Mimari, local sources said.
Initial reports by Sharqiya and Marsad Al Hasaka did not identify a culprit and referred only to “bombing”. The Syrian Network for Human Rights alleged that “International Coalition warplanes missiles fired on houses” in the village resulting in the death of the six children.
In addition to those killed, Euphrates Post documented one wounded girl, and also held the US-led Coalition responsible.
Amer Hewidi said that two girls and a boy from Ali al-Hajj al-Hamwit died and two boys and a girl from Aqla al-Jubouri al-Hamoud al-Hweet died, contradicting Marsad Al Hasaka who reported that all killed were male.
Amer Hewidi identified the wounded girl as the daughter of Hasnawi al-Jubouri al-Hamoud al-Hewitt, and described her injuries as minor. It blamed the Coalition.
The six children were buried together in one grave, amid fears the area would be targeted again, according to Al Khabour.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident name Al Mimari (المعماري) village in West Marqadah (مركدة) countryside, Al Hasaka province. Airwars is unable to geolocate Al Mimari (المعماري) village, however, the coordinates for Marqadah (مركدة) are: 35.765641, 40.771032.
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
Nov 30, 2017
The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
Original strike reports
For September 27th – 28th the Coalition reported no strikes near Al Hasaka.