Six civilians died and an unspecified number were injured by alleged Coalition airstrikes and artillery shelling by either the US or the SDF, local media said.
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently blamed Coalition raids and “artillery of Kurdish militias”, as did @Raqqa_SL , @salal_mftah_ , Radioalkul and other sources.
According to Shaam and Sdusyria, “The International Air Force launched air raids on the city of Raqqa, accompanied by a rocket attack targeting the vicinity of Shukri Busan station”.
The media activist, Abu Mu’adh al-Raqqa, told Raqqa Post: “Missiles from coalition aircraft struck Shukri Buzan gas station. There were four missiles targeted the area, which completely destroyed the area and turning it into a ghost town. Firefighters rushed to extinguish the flames. Artillery shells also landed inside the houses of civilians in the surrounding area.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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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 29th-30th: “Near Raqqah, 11 strikes engaged nine ISIS tactical units and destroyed five vehicles, a tunnel, a mortar system, a weapons cache, a VBIED factory and a fighting position.” It was additionally reported for May 29th that “Near Raqqah, Syria, four strikes destroyed three ISIS-held buildings, two VBIEDs, and a weapons cache.”