Local media reported on the death of civilians following alleged US-Coalition airstrikes on Al Qaiem District.
According to Yagein, the aircraft launched two raids targeting residential neighbourhoods and the school of the Eastern Renaissance. The sources added that the bombing caused the destruction of a number of houses which led to deaths and injuries of civilians. All sources said the US-led Coalition was responsible for the attack.
Specifics regarding civilian casualties are currently unknown.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (3) [ collapse]
Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the Eastern Renaissance (النهضة الشرقية) school in Al Qaim. The coordinates for the Eastern Renaissance (النهضة الشرقية) neighbourhood are: 34.365296, 41.062818. Airwars assessment summary uses the coordinates for the neighbourhood, however, a possible location for the school is: 34.3702996, 41.0638154. Airwars is unable to verify the geolocation of the school.
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
May 31, 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 August 29th – 30th the Coalition reported “Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed two front-end loaders and an ISIS fuel truck.”