Information

Serial Code Fragments:

An Lift LBS

Victims:

12-13†
5-6+

Date:

12.06.2018


Map:

A1–4


Type of weapon

Hellfire

Source

Airwars

About

Local sources reported the death of up to twelve civilians (including at least three children) from the same extended family and up to eight more injured as a result of an alleged Coalition airstrike on the village of Hassoun al Basha near Tal al Shayer. According to a SANA reporter. Coalition bombardments on civilian houses claimed the lives of “12 civilians from Hassoun al-Basha’s family while injuring two others of the same family”. This reporting was supported by several other media outlets, although Marsad al Hasaka, Step News Agency and An Eye on Al Hassaka both mentioned that the “massacre” took place after a civilian car was targeted.

Render of a Hellfire missile. The AGM-114 Hellfire (air-to-ground missile) is an air to surface missile which has been used in service since 1984. Throught the years different types and improved Hellfire missiles have been developed.

It is reported by UK authorities that a MQ-9 Reaper UAV had attacked different position in the same surroundings. The MQ-9 Reaper UAV drone is manufacutred by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems a private corporation which parent is General Atomics. General Atomics announced in 2020 a $7.4 billion contract with the U.S Air Force for the production of 36 MQ-9 Reaper drones per year.

Lockheed Martin, Boeing (previous second source), and Northrop Grumman (seeker only for AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire) are the main manufacturer of Hellfire missiles.Therefore it is suspected that the used Hellfire missile in the incident was produced by one of the three mentioned companies which are all American corporations.

Lockheed Martin, Boeing (previous second source), and Northrop Grumman (seeker only for AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire) are the main manufacturer of Hellfire missiles.Therefore it is suspected that the used Hellfire missile in the incident was produced by one of the three mentioned companies which are all American corporations.

Lockheed Martin, Boeing (previous second source), and Northrop Grumman (seeker only for AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire) are the main manufacturer of Hellfire missiles.Therefore it is suspected that the used Hellfire missile in the incident was produced by one of the three mentioned companies which are all American corporations.