Between six and ten civilians including two children and one woman died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on the villages of Shoeib Al Zakar and Dibsi Faraj, according to local sources.
The Smart News Agency reported that the Coalition carried out five raids, killing six non-combatants including two children and a woman as well as wounding four others.
Al Araby put the death toll at ten.
The incident was first reported on April 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm by Smart News Agency.
Sources (3) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the villages of Sho’aib Al Zakir (شعيب الذكر), for which the coordinates are: 35.804604, 38.276691 and Dibsi Faraj (دبسي فرج), for which the coordinates are: 35.878991, 38.160852. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.
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
Jan 25, 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 April 10th-11th: “Near Ar Raqqah, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit.”