Nine civilians from one family were killed in an alleged Coalition strike at al Andalus Farms.
According to Qasioun, the strike hit a residential neighbourhoods inhabited by displaced people from Maskana. Nation Defense, which also blamed the Coalition, put the death toll as high as 18.
According to Shaam News “unidentified” warplanes targeted a farmhouse “leading to a terrible massacre against civilians displaced from the eastern countryside of Aleppo, leaving seven martyrs as a primary outcome, and many wounded.”
Nine victims from Maskana – killed by “unidentified planes” – were named by VDC.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (9)
- Aboud Hamd al-Kanj Adult male killed
- Muhannad Aboud al-Kanj Adult killed
- Ftaim Mahmoud al-Kanj Adult male killed
- Hmaidi al-Hamd al-Kanj Adult male killed
- Sara, wife of Ibrahim al Kanj Adult female killed
- Son of Ibraheem al-Kanj 1 Child male killed
- Son of Ibraheem al-Kanj 2 Child male killed
- Son of Ibraheem al-Kanj 3 Child male killed
- Son of Ibraheem al-Kanj 4 Child male 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
Jan 25, 2018
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 19th-20th it stated: “Near Ar Raqqah, 18 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units; destroyed 10 fighting positions, six barges, three ISIS headquarters, a tactical vehicle, an IED factory, and a weapons factory; and damaged a supply route.”