Five civilians including two women died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Jadida Khabour village in eastern Raqqa, according to local sources.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported: “a man and a woman were killed and there was information about another woman who was killed in bombing by Coalition planes on areas in Jadida Khabour”.
The victims were named as Khabour Al-Mohammed Al-Khabour and his wife, and another woman: Houriya Al-Abdullah Al-Teef Al-Habbal. However a local tweeter claimed that Mr al-Khabour was only wounded.
Al Raqqa Truth named two further victims of a Coalition strike.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Khabour Al-Mohammed Al-Khabour Adult male
- Houriya Al-Abdullah Al-Teef Al-Habbal Adult female killed
- Hamad al Zoueikh Adult killed
- Ahmad al Hanoush Adult 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
Oct 27, 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 March 14th-15th: “Near Ar Raqqah, eight strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions, two mortar systems, an ammunition cache, an ISIS-held building, and a weapons cache.”
For March 15th-16th: "Near Ar Raqqah, eight strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions, a vehicle, an ISIS-held building, and an oil refinement still."