In a second reported incident for the day, a single source, Smart News Agency, reported “warplanes targeted the Mohammed Al-Faris school in Al Tabaqa, killing two prisoners, one prisoner from SDF and the other a civilian, and wounding five others.”
Smart said it was unable to identify the victims. A local source reported prisoners were held in the basement of the school.
No further details are currently known.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (1) [ collapse]
The report of the incident mentions the city of Al Tabaqa (الطبقة, also known as Al Thawra, الثورة) in Raqqa governorate. The coordinates for Al Tabaqa are: 35,8295049, 38,5360909. Due to limited information and satellite imagery available to Airwars, we were unable to further locate the Mohammed Al-Faris school, which the report states was the target of the air strike.
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
May 31, 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 17th-18th, the Coalition reported: “Near Tabqah, seven strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units, destroyed three fighting positions and damaged six fighting positions.”
For April 18th-19th, the Coalition reported: “Near Tabqah, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.”
‘Monday 17 April – Typhoons struck a further target in Syria, south of Tabqah, and Tornados destroyed a heavy machine-gun in Rawah, western Iraq…On Monday 17 April, the Tornados operated over western Iraq, where a heavy machine-gun had been spotted, concealed within a grove of trees at Rawah. A single Paveway IV destroyed the weapon. Typhoons continued their support to the SDF west of Raqqah, and conducted a successful Paveway attack on a group of terrorists positioned in a treeline to the south of Tabqah.’