Five civilians from the same family died and two others were injured in an alleged Coalition airstrike which hit homes in the village of Mazra’at Yarub, according to local sources which all blamed the Coalition.
According to Smart News, “Five civilians from one family were killed in most likely coalition air strike on a village west of the city of Raqqa, north of Syria, a local source told the Smart correspondent on Saturday night. The source added that the aircraft targeted the houses of civilians in the village of Mazra’at Yarub, in Mansoura district (35 km from the city of Raqqa), which is controlled by the Islamic State, killing the family members.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (14) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the village of Mazra’at Yarub (مزرعة يعرب), Raqqa governorate, for which the coordinates are: 35.977858, 38.872622.
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. (1330)
Original strike reports
For April 14th-15th: “Near Raqqa, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three fighting positions and a weapons cache. Near Tabqa, one strike suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.“
For April 15th-16th: ” Near Raqqah, six strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroyed an ISIS bridge, and damaged an ISIS supply route. Near Tabqah, 11 strikes engaged nine ISIS tactical units, destroyed seven fighting positions and an ISIS vehicle.“