One civilian male was reportedly killed in alleged Coalition airstrikes in Raqqa.
The victim was named Naseem Mohammed Saeed al Salama and was from Al Quaryatayn in Homs governorate in east Syria.
Only one source, the Violations Documentation Center in Syria, alleged that the Coalition was responsible.
No further details are currently available.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Naseem Mohammed Saeed al Salama Adult male Listed by VDC 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 12th-13th the Coalition reported: “Near Raqqah, five strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions, a front-end loader, an ISIS crane, and a house-born improvised explosive device.”