A young man died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Al Safsaf farm, Raqqa, according to local sources.
Mohab Nasser, an activist covering Raqqa news, reported that “the child Ammar Ahmad al Suleiman al Gharnouk, 10 years old, ded after being hit by shrapnel following a raid on al Safsaf farm in the eastern Tabaqa countryside.” He didn’t say who was responsible. However Raqqa is Being Slaughtered later published a photo of Ammar al Gharnouk, showing him to be a young adult male.
Baladi also said that Al Safsaf farm was targeted with a Coalition raid, though did not mention casualties.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Ammar Ahmad al Suleiman al Gharnouk Age unknown male Some sources claim he was a 10 years old killed
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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
Oct 27, 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 January 21st-22nd the Coalition publicly noted: “Near Ar Raqqah, 22 strikes engaged 12 ISIL tactical units; destroyed nine fighting positions, two tunnels, two tanks, an IED factory, and an ISIL headquarters; and suppressed three ISIL tactical units.”