Up to three civilian men died as a result of a Coalition airstrike on Mansoura, local media said.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on May 30th, “two men died following injuries they had sustained in shelling by the International Coalition’s warplanes on areas in al-Mansoura town in the western countryside of al-Raqqa”.
In June 2019 the Coalition accepted responsibility for this event. Its monthly civilian casualty report noted “Coalition aircraft conducted an airstrike against a Daesh fighting position. Regrettably, one civilian was unintentionally wounded due to their proximity to the strike.”
The Coalition provided Airwars with the location of this incident, accurate to within a 100 metre box.
In May 2020 in its annual civilian harm report to Congress, the Pentagon declared this to have been a US action.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Abdul Wahab Al-Hussein Al-Aliwi Adult male known as Abboud al-Alu killed
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Prior to the release of the MGRS, Airwars geolocated this incident to the nearest village at 35.83917, 38.74288. In June 2019 the Coalition released the MGRS as 37SDV768661.
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Jun 28, 2019
May 28, 2017, near Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report. Coalition aircraft conducted an airstrike against a Daesh fighting position. Regrettably, one civilian was unintentionally wounded due to their proximity to the strike.
May 6, 2020
Since last year’s Section 1057 report, CJTF-OIR assessed that an additional 21 reports of civilian casualties during 2017 were credible, with approximately 71 civilians killed and approximately 13 civilians injured as result of U.S. military operations. With these additional assessments, CJTF-OIR assessed that a total number of 191 reports of civilian casualties during 2017 were credible, with approximately 864 civilians killed and approximately 219 civilians injured. 28-May-17 Mansoura, Syria Air 1 civilian injured 0 civilians killed
Original strike reports
For May 27th-28th the Coalition reported: “Near Raqqah, 15 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units; destroyed six fighting positions, three ISIS headquarters, an ISIS staging area and a VBIED.” The Coalition additionally reported that on May 27th “Near Raqqah, Syria, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed a six fighting positions, an ISIS-held building and a weapons cache.”
For May 28th-29th, the Coalition reported: "Near Raqqah, eight strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed two fighting positions, two vehicles, two VBIED factories, two VBIED facilities, and an ISIS mechanical facility." For May 28th it added "Near Raqqah, Syria, four strikes destroyed a weapons cache, an ISIS staging area, and three fighting positions".