One civilian was killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Tabaqa Junction, according to local sources.
@Mohab_Naser and other sources reported that he was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a Coalition warplane. But according to Al Raqqa Truth and @Q_Alenezy, a Coalition raid hit the car he was in while he was driving another young man to hospital.
The incident was first reported on April 11, 2017 at 7:19 pm by .
The victims were named as:
Family members (1)
Sources (10) [ collapse]
from sources (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the Tabaqa junction (مفرق مدينة الطبقة), for which the coordinates are: 35.558684, 38.419253.
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
Jan 25, 2018
The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
Original strike reports
For April 10th-11th, the Coalition reported: “Near Tabqah, 12 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units; destroyed four vehicles, destroyed three fighting positions, one VBIED and a tactical vehicle.”
For April 11th-12th: “Near Tabqah, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed two fighting positions, two vehicles and a heavy weapons system.”