According to reports up to nine civilians died in the village of Al Jareer 4km east of Al Shadadi, after a Coalition aircraft allegedly struck a vehicle.
According to the Union of Hassakah Youth Movement, most of those who died were women.
Ara news cited a local man it named as Hamid Al Abdullah: “The eight civilians were killed yesterday, most of them women in the bombing targeted a car they were traveling in the village of Jareer which is under the control of IS. Two women were seriously injured and were transferred to the National Hospital Hasakah, after suffering fractures in the pelvic area.” According to Abdullah, those in the car had been fleeing Coalition airstrikes elsewhere.
In their February 2020 civilian casualty report, the US-led Coalition assessed reports that they were responsible for civilian harm in this strike as “non-credible”, stating that the allegation provided insufficient information on the timing and location of the strike to make a determination.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Feb 2, 2020
Feb. 18, 2016, in Jareer, Syria, via Airwars report. The allegation provided insufficient detail to identify a specific date, time, or location to search for corroborating Coalition action. 2920/CS180 No MGRS Given
Original strike reports
For February 17th-18th the Coalition reported that “Near Al Hasakah, four strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL building.”