Two people were killed by Coalition strikes, according to local reports.
Raqqa is Being Silently Slaughtered said that two people were killed in a Coalition attack in the town of Zemla, south of Mansoura in Raqqa governorate. It listed the victims as Faisal al-Assaf and an unidentified woman.
Other sources, including Tabaqa Media Centre, also reported Assaf as killed by Coalition raids. Raqqa Media Office said that nine airstrikes took place in Zemla, and that “many people” were wounded.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Faisal al-Assaf Age unknown male killed
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Attached to this civilian harm incident is a provisional reconciliation of the Pentagon's declassified assessment of this civilian harm allegation, based on matching date and locational information.
The declassified documents were obtained by Azmat Khan and the New York Times through Freedom of Information requests and lawsuits filed since March 2017, and are included 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 28th-29th: “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..” It additionally reported for May 28th that “Near Raqqah, Syria, four strikes destroyed a weapons cache, an ISIS staging area, and three fighting positions.”