According to a single source, two civilian workers died when the bridge they were repairing was targeted n a Coalition airstrike.
Smart News reported that “Two workers were killed and others wounded on Monday, after bombing by aircraft from the international coalition at Al Maghla bridge during maintenance work in the city of Raqqa, according to reports from local sources…. The sources added that the raids resulted in killing two workers and moderately wounding three others, in addition to equipment damage.”
The Coalition has confirmed striking a bridge at Raqqa that day. Raqqa is Being Slaughtered also noted the strike, though made no mention oif civilian casualties.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (2) [ collapse]
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 and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.
Original strike reports
For February 12th-13th 2017 the Coalition reported: “Near Ar Raqqah, 13 strikes engaged eight ISIL tactical units; destroyed eight fighting positions and a vehicle; and damaged four supply routes.”