An unspecified number of civilian casualties were reported after Coalition planes allegedly struck a funeral in Al Qouriya, local media reported.
According to Nasser Ahmad, “Coalition aircraft targeted the people in the town of Qouriya while they were at the cemetery burying their relatives. This led to casualties.”
GoogleSyrian reported that American Coalition planes had wounded some civilians in Al Qouriya.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (3) [ collapse]
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 June 7th-8th, the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a vehicle.“