A claimed evening airstrike by the Coalition on Daesh fighters in Marqadah also reportedly killed and injured a number of civilians when a mosque was struck. Syria News reported local sources as saying that “The dead and wounded were killed by Coalition bombing of a mosque during evening prayers in the city of Marqadah in Hasakah.”
Another source noted, “According to information received by ARA News the international Coalition targeted an Islamic State site in the vicinity of the town of Marqadah bordering the province of Deir Ezzor, which resulted in big losses in its ranks.” ARA made no mention of civilian casualties.
In the first of their March 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 local time of the incident is unknown.
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US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Mar 25, 2020
April 23, 2016, in Marqadah, 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. 2951/CS205 37SFV600594
Original strike reports
For April 22nd-23rd the Coalition reported strikes in Hasakah governorate near both Washiya and Al Hawl: “Near Al Hawl, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit… Near Washiyah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.”