A reported Coalition airstrike on an ‘ISIL car’ was said to have missed its target, possibly causing civilian casualties.
According to al Natek, “the air raid that targeted al Rashid Farm targeted an IS car but it didn’t hit it. Step News reported that “International coalition planes targeted with several raids Abu Kubra village and al Rashid farm in the northern Raqqa countryside, and there is news of casualties including some civilians.”
SY_reporter, Q_Alenzy and Alnateq2 also blamed the Coalition, but provided no further details.
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
The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
Original strike reports
For January 10th-11th 2017, the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, five strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed a front-end loader, a VBIED, a fighting position, and a tunnel entrance. Near Ayn Isa, three strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed a vehicle, five fighting positions, a command and control node, a VBIED, and a heavy machine gun.”