Four civilians including one child and two women died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Al Dari’ya, according to local media.
Radio AlKul reported that four people from one family were killed in a Coalition raid.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, “a woman, her daughter and her mother were killed as a result of bombing by the international coalition’s warplanes yesterday on places in Al-Dar’eiyah area in Al-Raqqah city.”
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently reported artillery shelling on post office area, while the Shaam News Network said that Coalition strikes occurred alongside “heavy artillery and rocket fire.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Turki al Sheikh al Afnan Age unknown male named by Al Ragga Truth as a victim of a Coalition strike on Raqqa, though it’s currently unclear which neighbourhood he was killed in. killed
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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 June 4th-5th the Coalition reported: “Near Raqqah, 11 strikes engaged nine ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions and five vehicles.” In addition it reported for June 4th that “Near Raqqah, Syria, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed 49 boats, five fighting positions, three anti-air artillery systems, two tactical vehicles and two ISIS staging areas.”