Three civilians from one family and an additional person died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on the Third neighbourhood of Tabaqa, according to local media.
SheroAlo1 said that “the family of the media activist Wassim Abdou“, died in a Coaltion strike, adding that the victims were still under the rubble.
According to Etihad Press – “a member of the coordination of the Kurdish brotherhood” – was killed along with his wife and daughter. Again, the source pointed towards the Coalition, as did Al Hassaka Rasd.
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently reported the deaths of a man and “his wife and grandson”.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (3)
- Mohammed Abdo Manan Adult male killed
- Wife of Mohammed Abdo Manan Adult female killed
- The Grandson of Mohammed Abdo Manan male killed
Family members (3)
- Wassim Abdou Age unknown male killed
- Wife of Wassim Abdou Adult female killed
- Daughter of Wassim Abdou Age unknown female killed
Sources (4) [ collapse]
from 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
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 11th-12th, the Coalition reported: “Near Tabqah, 11 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions, seven tactical vehicles, a vehicle and a supply cache.”
For May 12th - 13th, the Coalition reported: "Near Tabqah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a tactical vehicle and a vehicle"
‘Thursday 11 May – Typhoons attacked three targets in eastern Syria, as well as a truck-bomb factory north-west of Raqqa. Tornados also struck six times in Mosul…On Thursday 11 May, a pair of Typhoons, armed with Paveway IVs, destroyed a truck-bomb staging area some fifteen miles north-west of Raqqa, while another pair supported the SDF in eastern Syria, hitting a mortar team and two Daesh-held buildings near Al Ulwah. The same day, two flights of Tornados patrolled over Mosul, using Brimstone missiles against two Daesh positions very close to Iraqi troops. A further Paveway IV eliminated a mortar in a courtyard, and three more Paveways cratered roads along which Daesh might have tried to move truck-bombs along.’