Between two and five civilians died and up to seven more were wounded in alleged Coalition airstrike on Tabaqa, local media reported.
According to Syria Mirror, “field activists said that the Coalition aircraft launched several air raids on the residential communities in the city of Al Tabaqa, killing seven people, including two members of IS and wounding others”.
The Smart News Network also pointed towards the Coalition, reporting that it carried out five raids which killed four non-combatants and wounded seven more.
TunisiaTV and Moheet also said that “Syrian opposition sources reported the killing of two people and wounding others in the bombing of the Daheyat Alexandria, south of the city of Tabaqa in rural Raqqa”, though the sources didn’t identify the culprit.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Reports of the incident mention the Al Iskanderia neighbourhood (حي الاسكندرية) of the city of Al Tabaqa ( الطبقة, also known as Al Thawra, الثورة), for which the coordinates are: 35.8295049, 38.5360909. The coordinates for the Al Iskanderia neighbourhood are: 35.813889, 38.547222.
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
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 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.”
For April 19th-20th: “Near Tabqah, seven strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed five ISIS oil tankers, two command and control nodes, two fighting positions, one tunnel, one ISIS-held building, and one VBIED facility; and damaged a fighting position.”