Two civilians were reported killed in an alleged Coalition night raid on the village of Tal al Samin.
According to Local Civil Defence of Syria, “Coalition planes launched a raid last night on the village of Tal Al Samin south of the town of Ain Issa, which led to the death of two civilians – after a group of Daesh members sneaked into the village.”
The Syrian Press Centre also reported the deaths, noting they occured “after an infiltration attempt by a group of IS to the village, which was dominated by People’s Protection Units and a brigade of Raqqa’s rebels after fierce battles with IS in the region, according to the local coordination committees.”
In the second 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.
- Jassem al Ahmad Al Hamdo Age unknown male From the village of Tal Al samin killed
- Shawwakh Ismail al Shawwakh Age unknown male From the village of Tal Al samin killed
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US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Mar 25, 2020
July 8, 2016, in Tal al Samin, 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. 2999/CS252 37SDA975091
Original strike reports
For July 8th-9th 2016 the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes struck two ISIL-used bridges.”