One civilian died and six were injured in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Jabali and Zor Shamr, according to local media.
Akhbari Now reported that a “Coalition warplane carried out raids in Jabali and Zor Shamer villages near Karama village, 20km east of Raqqa, killing a civilian and wounding six others.” Alaraby also pointed towards the Coalition, as did the Smart news agency.
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
Dec 28, 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. (1057)
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.”