Local media reported civilian casualties in the town of Markadah and nearby al Husain village following alleged US-led Coalition strikes.
News of civilian deaths came amidst reports of conflict in the area over the past 48 hours.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented violent clashes between the so-called Islamic State organisation and the US-backed SDF in the area of Jabal al-Maza west of Markadah. The SDF reportedly made advancement in the area resulting in human losses in the ranks of both factions.
Sharqiya Voice documented several raids carried out by the US-led Coalition and reports of civilian casualties; the source SMC alleged that Coalition aircraft destroyed Alawi Aziz al-Ja’atah’s house and other houses but this could not be confirmed at the moment since the village was evacuated for more than ten days.
Airwars will update the entry when any new information regarding civilian casualties arises.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (3) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the town of Marqadah (مركدة), for which the coordinates are: 35.765641, 40.771032. Sources also mention the village of Al Husayn (الحسین) at these coordinates: 35.6333333, 40.7166667.
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Jun 28, 2018
After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties
Original strike reports
For October 12th – 13th the Coalition reported no strikes near Hasaka.