Two civilians died and four were wounded in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Raqqa’s Fardous neighbourhood, according to the Smart News Agency. However the Coalition did not report any strikes on the city that day.
According to Smart, “One of the sources pointed out that the [likely Coalition] aircraft targeted al-Fardous neighborhood in the city of Raqqa near the White Garden, killing two civilians and injuring four others. They were taken to al-Raqqa National Hospital, while the organization launched warning sirens in the city.”
No further details are presently known.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (2) [ 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. (1306)
Original strike reports
For April 9th-10th: the Coalition did not report any strikes near Raqqa.