Two or more civilians were reported killed near the al Maghla bridge after Coalition aircraft reportedly struck boats carrying civilians across the Euphrates River.
There are no other details at this time.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Dec 28, 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 March 18th-19th it noted: “Near Ar Raqqah, 11 strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed five fighting positions, two ISIS headquarters; and damaged three bridges and two supply routes.”
‘Saturday 18 March – Tornados destroyed a terrorist headquarters near Raqqa in Syria…Although the immediate primary operational focus remains on supporting the liberation of western Mosul, operations against Daesh in Syria have not been neglected, with RAF aircraft conducting intensive armed reconnaissance missions there. A Daesh headquarters was identified at a small building five miles east of Raqqa, and on Saturday 18 March, this was destroyed by a direct hit from a Paveway IV released by a Tornado flight.’