One civilian died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on a house in Shoa’ib Al-Zaker, according to a single source.
According to Q_Alenzy, “Coalition warplanes targeted a building in Shoa’ib Al-Zaker and destroyed it completely but there were no reports of casualties.” Only one known source, Newsjorf, documented a civilian casualty, reporting that “one person was killed when a Coalition warplane raided his house in Shoa’ib Al-Zaker in the western countryside of Raqqa.”
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, Syrianpc and Smart news agency all reported a raid by a warplane (sources didn’t identify the culprit), but did not mention civilian casualties.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (7) [ 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 27, 2018
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 25th-26th: “Near Ar Raqqah, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed a fighting position, a tactical vehicle, and a mortar system; and damaged a supply route.”