Up to three civilians including one child died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Sukariya, according to local media.
Sources said that a Coalition raid hit a middle school on the outskirts of the town. According to Sharqiya Voice, a child was left with “minor injuries”. However, Aghiad_alkheder and @soundandpic – which also blamed the Coalition for the strike – reported that a child died.
Baladi made no mention of a strike on a school, but reported that the Coalition targeted a checkpoint, killing “two people and wounding several others”. It did not say whether the two victims were civilians or not
Free Syria Media Office reported that two members of IS were killed in a Coalition airstrike and a nearby child was also wounded.
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
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 29th-30th, the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, four strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed four ISIS well heads, an ISIS oil storage tank, an ISIS oil tanker truck, and a vehicle.“
For May 30th-31st, the Coalition reported: "Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIS well head."