The Smart News Agency reported the death of three civilians including two women and injury of six to 18 more – in addition to the death of one member of IS – in an alleged Coalition airstrike in Tabaqa.
Orient News reported that “three girls” died in a Coalition strike, while Syria-mirror said that “three women” died.
The incident was first reported on April 30, 2019 at 12:12 am by Smart News.
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Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
A report of the incident by Orient news mentioned the “West of the church roundabout in Tabaqa” (“غرب دوار الكنيسة في مدينة الطبقة”). The coordinates for the roundabout adjacent to Tabaqa Church (دوار الكنیسة) are 35.8297549, 38.5408598. Satellite imagery take on May 17, 2017, not published here, shows visible structural damage to buildings in area West of the roundabout, as described in the news report. No satellite imagery was available to Airwars for the period between April 30 and May 17.
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 29th-30th the Coalition reported: “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 it stated: “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.”
‘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.’