Six civilians died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on the vegetable market in the south of Tabaqa, according to local media.
The journalist Mohab Nasser and Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently named the victims.
JisirTv also blamed the Coalition and put the death toll at six.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Abdul Latif al Shahoud Age unknown male killed
- Imad Abdel Wahab Al Binshi Age unknown killed
- Hassan Haj Mahmoud Age unknown male killed
- Imad Haj Mohammad Age unknown killed
- One IDP Age unknown from Aleppo killed
- A second IDP Age unknown from Aleppo killed
Sources (3) [ collapse]
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
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. (1369)
Original strike reports
For April 23rd - 24th the Coalition reported: "Near Raqqah, seven strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions, a heavy machine gun, a tactical vehicle, and an ISIS well head"
For April 24th - 25th the Colaition 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"
The Coaliton later reported: "On April 24, near Raqqah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three ISIS vehicles. On April 24, near Tabqah, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units; and destroyed two fighting positions and a rocket-propelled grenade team."