At least 15 civilians from the same family died in either Turkish or Coalition airstrikes, as the battle to seize Al Bab from ISIL continued. Up to nine other non-combatants also died.
Al Jazeera initially placed the death toll at 16 and then 24, though said the fatalities resulted from “shelling and battles in the city.” The Syrian Network blamed the Coalition for the deaths of “17 civilians, including 3 children and 5 women”, while LCCSY reported “21 martyrs in Aleppo killed in Turkish air and artillery bombardment on al Bab.”
According to Shaam News “Al A’amaq agency [ISIL] reported that Turkish aircraft and aircraft of the international coalition launched more than 20 air raid on the city’s neighborhoods, as has been targeting residential neighborhoods with more than 250 artillery shells and grenades.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (12)
- Abdo Ahmad Kazkaz Age unknown male killed
- Ahmad Ali Kazkaz Age unknown male killed
- Mohammad Ali Kazkaz Age unknown male killed
- Abdo Age unknown male son of Ahmad Abdo Kazkaz killed
- Mohammad Age unknown male son of Mohammad Ali Kazkaz killed
- Mohannand Mohammad Ali Kazkaz Age unknown male killed
- Fattoum Kazkaz Age unknown female killed
- Sahar Kazkaz Age unknown female killed
- Subhi Misto Kazkaz Age unknown male killed
- Alia Kazkaz Age unknown male killed
- Sobhi Kazkaz Age unknown male killed
- Dalal Kazkaz Age unknown female killed
Family members (3)
- Badriya Hajj Abdo Age unknown female killed
- Khaled Haj Abdo Age unknown male killed
- Mohammad Haj Abdo Age unknown male killed
- Abdul-Mo’ti Al-Waki Age unknown male killed
Sources (15) [ 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
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 12th-13th 2017 the Coalition publicly reported no strikes in the vicinity of Al Bab.