Claims that a ‘civilian car’ was targed by the Coalition near al Ghakka were later revised, after reports identified a named ISIL commander killed in the attack.
Initially, al Hassakah Youth Union reported that “Coalition planes target a civilian car in al Ghakka village east of al Shadadi which led to the death of Ahmad al Muobarak and the injury of three others.”
However al Sharqiya identified al Muobarak as an ISIL leader.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Ahmad al Muobarak Age unknown male 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
Sep 29, 2017
Airwars rescinded the allegation after additional information revealed that the casualty was an ISIS member.
Original strike reports
For January 25th-26th or January 26th-27th the Coalition publicly reported no strikes in al Hassakah governorate.