According to a single source, the Smart News Network, four civilians including one girl died and seven others were injured in an alleged Coalition airstrike on the villages of Hamra Blassem and and Hamra Nasser.
No further details are currently available.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (1) [ 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. (1383)
Original strike reports
For April 25th-26th, the Coalition reported no strikes at Raqqah though noted that : “Near Tabqah, six strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; and destroyed four fighting positions and a fuel truck.”
For April 26th-27th, the Coalition reported: “Near Raqqah, four strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a front-end loader, a fighting position, and a mortar team.”
The Coalition later reported for April 26th: "Near Tabqah, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions"