At least two civilians were killed in a reported Coalition airstrike on Dabban village in Raqqa governorate.
According to the Syrian Observatory, “the international coalition’s warplanes bombed places in Dabaan area in the countryside of Al-Raqqah, and confirmed information about the death of two people.” ISIL also said that “two people were killed in an American raid,” while Shaam News said three civilians died and at least two more were injured. Syrian News Desk said that all of those killed and injured came from the same family.
In a January 12th report, Al Natek noted: “Ibrahim Mukhlif Al Hardan al Shmeilani al A’nzi, 39 years old, has died due to his wounds sustained following coalition raids on al Dabaan village west of Ayn Issa a week ago.”
Jisr TV, who also blamed the Coalition, put the death toll as high as six.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Ibrahim Mukhlif Al Hardan al Shmeilani al A’nzi 39 years years old male killed
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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
The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
Original strike reports
For January 6th-7th the Coalition publicly reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, 12 strikes [1 British?] engaged eight ISIL tactical units; destroyed 14 oil refinement tanks, seven fighting positions, a VBIED facility, a VBIED, an ISIL-held building, an artillery system, and a bunker system; and damaged two supply routes. Near Ayn Isa, two strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position and an artillery system.”