The Step News Agency, reported “international coalition planes targeted at noon today, Wednesday 9th of November, the village of Khaniz in the northern Raqqa countryside. There’s news about civilian casualties and a new massacre.”
Step went on to add that “coalition aircraft also launched an air raid targeting the IS security perimeter in the city of Raqqa at dawn today [Nov 9th], killing one civilian and wounding others, including women and children.”
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, “two persons from one family were killed in shelling by the Syria Democratic Forces and the warplanes of the Coalition on areas at Khniz al-Ghanim village in the northern countryside of Al-Raqqa”.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Attached to this civilian harm incident is the Pentagon's declassified assessment of this civilian harm allegation, obtained by Azmat Khan and the New York Times through Freedom of Information requests and lawsuits filed since March 2017, alongside the corresponding press release published by the Pentagon. Airwars is currently analysing the contents of each file, and will update our own assessments accordingly.
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Aug 4, 2017
The report contained insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
Original strike reports
For November 8th-9th, the Coalition reported “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes destroyed two ISIL oil well heads and an oil pump” and “Near Ayn Isa, seven strikes engaged six ISIL tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions, a vehicle, and a VBIED facility.”