Three civilians were said to have been killed in a reported Coalition raid on Mazra’at al Assidiya.
The Syrian Network reported that “three civilians died due to International Coalition warplanes missiles fired on Mazra’a Al Asadeya village in Raqqa governorate northern suburbs, November 21, 2016.”
In what may be a linked incident, the Network also reported that the town’s secondary school was partially damaged in a Coalition attack.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Attached to this civilian harm incident is a provisional reconciliation of the Pentagon's declassified assessment of this civilian harm allegation, based on matching date and locational information.
The declassified documents were obtained by Azmat Khan and the New York Times through Freedom of Information requests and lawsuits filed since March 2017, and are included 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
Sep 29, 2017
After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
Original strike reports
For November 21st 2016 the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, seven strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed 2 VBIEDs, an IED factory, two oil well heads and two oil tanker trucks.”