Two civilians were reported killed and five injured in a night time strike on al Tabaqa.
According to Smart News “A source native to the city said that unknown aircraft launched three raids, targeting the first and second neighbourhoods and the area near the National Hospital. A medical source at Al Tabaqa hospital reported the arrival of two dead civilians and five wounded, two of them in a serious condition.”
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 February 5th-6th 2017 the Coalition reported that “Near Raqqah, six strikes destroyed three tunnels, an artillery system, a VBIED, and an ISIL headquarters.”