According to the Smart News Agency, likely Coalition “air raids raged in the southern neighborhoods of the city and were concentrated at Al Rahma Mosque and Al Ajili Pharmacy, as well as Al Mughniyeh neighborhood and the Old Garage, killing four civilians and injuring seven others, according to another local source.”
Syrian Mirror also put the death toll at four and blamed the Coalition.
The incident was first reported on April 26, 2017 at 2:50 pm by @sonawa1.
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Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident refer to areas in the South of Tabaqa. Open source maps locate Al Rahma Mosque (مسجد الرحمة) at 35.832161, 38.537491; Old Garage (الكراج القدیم) at 35.841667, 38.543611; Al Mughniyeh neighbourhood (حي المغنیة) at 35.839744, 38.548814. We are able to unable to geolocate Al Ajili Pharmacy (صیدلیة العجیلي).
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
Jan 25, 2018
The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
Original strike reports
For April 23rd-24th, the Coalition reported: “Near Tabqah, 12 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 12 fighting positions, one tactical vehicle, one ISIS vehicle, one heavy machine gun, and a command and control node.”
For April 24th-25th, the Coalition reported: “Near Tabqah, seven strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed three ISIS command and control nodes, a fighting position, and a heavy machine gun; and suppressed two ISIS tactical units.”