A six-year-old girl, Raghad Badi’ al Suleiman, died of a heart attack after she heard the sound of warplanes circling the sky in Al Mayadeen, Deir Ezzor, multiple local sources reported. While reports didn’t identify who the planes belonged to, the Coalition was said to have conducted heavy raids on the city that day.
According to Euphrates Post, “Raghd Badia Al-Sulaiman died following a heart attack brought on by fear and panic after she heard the sound of warplanes. It is worth mentioning that the girl Raghad is the second victim after the child Hashim Abdel Fattah Al Ali, eight-years-old, [see incident below] from the city of Albuqamal, who died because of the sound of planes which are flying round the clock.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Raghad Badi’ al Suleiman 6 years old female 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 that caused a civilian casualty.
Original strike reports
For June 9th-10th the Coalition reported no strikes in the vicinity.
For June 10th-11th it reported, "Near Dayr Az Zawr, eight strikes destroyed 23 ISIS oil tanks, three ISIS separation tanks, two ISIS wellheads, an ISIS-held building and an ISIS refinery."