A targeted airstrike on Daesh officials in vehicles outside the Al Nour mosque in Al Daraiyeh also killed up to five civilians and injured as many as 30 more.
The US later admitted responsibility for the attack, noting: “near Raqqah, Syria, against ISIL tactical unit, it is assessed that three civilians were killed after entering the target area after the aircraft released its weapon.
According to Bas News, “a US drone today struck two cars belonging to Daesh leaders in Raqqa after Friday prayer near Al Nour mosque in the city centre. Activists confirmed that the bombing resulted in the deaths of three senior leaders of the organization, one of Iraqi nationality, as well as wounding more than ten others. Daash sites confirmed the news of the raid and resulting deaths.”
But Enabaladi reported Al A’amaq as saying that “Three civilians were killed and others injured when a drone targeted a mosque in the city of Raqqa, during Friday prayers.” And Syria News Desk claimed five non-combatants died.
Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered later named Hamidi Abboud al Hamidi as a civilian killed in the attack.
In July 2019, the Coalition provided Airwars with the location of this incident, accurate to within a 100 metre box.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Hamidi Abboud al Hamidi Age unknown male killed
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Prior to the Coalition releasing the MGRS for this incident, Airwars had geolocated it to the nearest city at 35.9505639, 39.0094148
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
against ISIL tactical unit, it is assessed that three civilians were killed after entering the target area after the aircraft released its weapon.
Original strike reports
For April 1st-2nd, the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.”