One child died and his father was wounded in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Raqqa, according to local media.
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently reported that “an air raid targeted the new agriculture building near Al Panorama roundabout, killing several civilians and causing damage to private property.”
According to a further report by RBSS a child (named below) was killed and his father . lost a foot in a Coalition raids.
Al Raqqa Truth also named these victims and blamed the Coalition, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said one child died in a likely Coalition strike on Raqqa.
Raqqa Media Office1 reported that the “small raid targeted the new Directorate of Agriculture building near the Panorama roundabout”.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
Sources (9) [ collapse]
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
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. (1407)
Original strike reports
For April 29th - 30th, the Coalition reported: "Near Raqqah, eight strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed 10 ISIS barges, three vehicles, two tactical vehicles, and an ISIS bridge" and "Near Tabqah, six strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units, destroyed four fighting positions and a vehicle; damaged an ISIS supply route, and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit"
For April 30th - May 1st, the Coalition reported: "Near Raqqah, two strikes destroyed four ISIS barges and an ISIS weapons facility" and "Near Tabqah, 14 strikes engaged 12 ISIS tactical units; destroyed five ISIS oil stills, two vehicles, and a fighting position; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit"
Additionally, nine strikes were conducted in Syria April 28-29, and one strike was conducted in Iraq on April 29 that closed within the last 24 hours. "Near Raqqah, Syria; on April 29, two strikes destroyed an ISIS-held building, an ISIS staging area" and "Near Tabqah, Syria; on April 28-29, six strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed four vehicles, two VBIEDs, and three fighting positions; damaged three fighting positions and suppressed two ISIS tactical units"
‘Sunday 30 April – Typhoons attacked a group of Daesh fighters west of Raqqa, while Tornados destroyed two Daesh buildings in Mosul…Sunday 30 April saw Typhoons once more flying in support of the SDF west of Raqqa, where they struck a group of Daesh fighters along the bank of the Euphrates. The Tornados then flew over Mosul, demolishing two Daesh-held buildings which the Iraqi ground forces had encountered.’