Three children were reported by a single source as having been killed during an overnight coalition airstrike on a Daesh checkpoint at the town of Kheshan. However local sources said the attack was the work of the Syrian regime.
A man named as Abu Mohammed, said to be one of the relatives of the dead, told Sound And Picture that the coalition no longer appeared to be taking as much care in preventing civilian casualties: “The organization [Daesh] uses as its HQ buildings among civilians – but is that the civilians’ fault? Why are they being killed because of Daesh?“
A Facebook page run by Dayr az Zawr residents also said three children had died – but attributed the attack to aircraft from the Assad regime.
The incident was first reported on June 14, 2015 at 4:32 pm by Dayr az Zawr Residents Facebook page.
Sources (2) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention that the airstrike hit a “Daesh checkpoint and a house” “overnight” in the village of Khusham (خشام), Deir Ezzor, for which the coordinates of its midpoint are: 35.3020098, 40.2914143
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Jul 26, 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
No coalition strikes were publicly reported in the vicinity of Dayr az Zawr between June 12th-14th 2015.