Two civilians including one woman died in an alleged Coalition airstrike or artillery shelling of Tabaqa, according to local sources.
Akhbari Now reported that “Coalition Warplanes reached the First neighbourhood and the Villat area and the garage in Tabaqa city and killed a man and his wife, while their two children were wounded.” Alaraby and Smart News produced identical reports.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (5) [ collapse]
Attached to this civilian harm incident is a provisional reconciliation of the Pentagon's declassified assessment of this civilian harm allegation, based on matching date and locational information.
The declassified documents were obtained by Azmat Khan and the New York Times through Freedom of Information requests and lawsuits filed since March 2017, and are included 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
The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
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 rout” and “Near Tabqah, nine strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units; destroyed nine fighting positions, an improvised weapons facility, and a weapons factory; and damaged a supply route.”