Four civilians including a mother and her child were reportedly killed by Coalition strikes, according to local reports.
Several outlets, including Raqqa is Being Silently Slaughtered reported that four civilians were killed in Gharawi amid Coalition airstrikes and artillery fire from Kurdish forces. RBSS named the victims.
Tabaqa Media Center reported that a mother and child were among the dead, presumably Mazeh and Hameed.
The Syrian Network confirmed that 4 were killed in the village – among them 2 children and a woman.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (3)
- Adel Mahmoud al-Jassim al-Ghadeer 17 years old male killed
- Mazeh Mohammed Saleh al-Ghadeer 26 years old male
- Hameed Hajji Jassem Al-Ghadeer 2 years old male killed
- Ahmed Ali al-Balikh 50 years old male killed
Sources (13) [ 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
Mar 28, 2018
The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
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.”