One civilian, a gas station attendant, was reported killed along with four ISIL fighters following an alleged Coalition airstrike at Ar Raqqah.
According to Smart News, “One civilian was killed and another wounded, in addition to the killing of a number of members of the Islamic State on Sunday, in a warplane attack likely to have been the international coalition. A local source said the aircraft targeted an ISIL car next to Al Halabi Gas Station east of al Mashlab neighbourhood in Raqqa. The medical source reported the killing of a civilian working at the gas station and the wounding of another one who is in a critical condition, who were taken to the National Hospital in Raqqa in addition to four bodies of IS militants of Iraqi nationality.”
LCCSY reported two civilian deaths in Raqqa that day, though gave no additional details.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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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
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 28th-29th the Coalition publicly reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, 12 strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed seven bridges, an ISIL headquarters building, and a fighting position; and damaged a supply route.”