Sources told the Smart News Agency that warplanes “likely” belonging to the Coalition “bombed the villages of Hunaidah and Al Safsaf Al Wasatani and Altahani west of the city of Raqqa, killing two civilians and injuring nine others”.
But Melody-fm-syria blamed the Syria Democratic Forces, saying they used rocket-propelled grenades on Hunaida, killing four civilians including one woman and injuring 13 more.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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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
Dec 28, 2017
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. (1275)
Original strike reports
For April 1st – April 2nd, the Coalition reported: “Near Ar Raqqah, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed eight barges and five fighting positions; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.”
For April 2nd - April 3rd, the Coalition reported: "Near Ar Raqqah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position."