Three civilians died and several more were wounded in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Al Jalaa farm, according to local sources.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, “There is confirmed information about the death of three people of one family including two brothers who were killed due to bombing by warplanes believed to belong to the International Coalition on places in area near al-Jala’a Farm”. Relatives said the men were killed in a strike “on the road opposite Abu al Jahhash.”
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently named three victims.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (3)
- Hassan Ali Mohammad al Kinno 25 years old killed
- Uday Ahmad al Jassem al Kinno 20 years old killed
- Khaled Ahmad Al Jassem al Kinno 22 years old killed
Sources (7) [ 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
Jan 25, 2018
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.
Original strike reports
For May 7th-8th, the Coalition reported: “Near Raqqah, four strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 13 ISIS barges and two excavators.”
For May 8th-9th, the Coalition reported: “Near Raqqah, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed five weapons storage caches and an ISIS barge.”