Local sources reported that up to ten civilians were killed, including five women and four children, in an alleged Coalition airstrike on the village of Hadaj.
A tweet by @NDhoms1 was the only source stating that “10 civilians, including 8 women and children” died. All other sources specifically mentioned the death of “five women and four children” as a result of a Coalition raid. A report by Eldorar made mention of “several others” injured in the attack.
Both Alikhbaria.Sy – a pro-regime news organisation – and RT Arabic mentioned the strike on Hadaj and the above-mentioned incident in al Hammadi, CS1749, in the same report.
However, the US-led Coalition publicly reported no air or artillery strikes in Hassakah governorate for this date.
In the first of their September 2020 civilian casualty reports, the US-led Coalition assessed reports that they were responsible for civilian harm in this strike as “non-credible”, stating that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area at that time.
The incident was first reported on May 12, 2018 at 5:00 am by .
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Reports of the incident mention the village of Hadaj (هداج), for which the coordinates are: 36.030780, 41.055190
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Sep 9, 2020
May 12, 2018, in Hadaj, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 3168/CS1750 37SFV851893
Original strike reports
For May 12th, the Coalition did not publicly report any strikes in the Hasaka governorate.