Two civilians died and four were injured in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Fakhikha village, according to two local sources.
Almanar News (a pro-regime Hezbullah channel) reported the death of two civilians and the wounding of four more by the Coalition.
Smart News reported: “A local source told our correspondent that warplanes likely belonging to the coalition launched a raid on the village of Fakhikhah (about 5 km west of the city of Raqqa, on the other side of the bridge), killing two civilians and injuring four others, who were taken by boats to the city hospital.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (3) [ 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
Nov 30, 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 22nd-23rd: “Near Ar Raqqah, eight strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed two tactical vehicles, a fighting position, and a heavy transport equipment piece; and damaged four supply routes.”