One man was killed when an alleged Coalition strike hit the motorcycle he was on in Hunayda, according to multiple local sources. However, it is unclear whether the victim was a civilian or militant.
Raqqa Post reported that an unmanned drone targeted the victim, while Mohab Nasser, a media activist from Tabaqa, said reported he was targeted by a Coalition warplane.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (11) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the village of Hunayda (هنيدة), for which the coordinates are: 35.83234, 38.69938. 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
Apr 26, 2018
After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike
Original strike reports
For April 10th-11th, the Coalition reported: “Near Ar Raqqah, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit.”
For April 11th-12th, the Coalition reported: “On April 11, near Raqqa, eight strikes engaged an ISIS staging area, weapons storage cache, and command and control node."