In an incident not previously tracked by Airwars, on September 29th 2017, the Coalition said it had concluded an assessment on claims of civilian harm. According to the Coalition report, “109. June 15, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.”
The Coalition shared the military coordinates with Airwars: 37SFU8102007906. These correspond with a location close to the Syrian-Iraqi border.
No further details are presently known.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (1) [ collapse]
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
Sep 29, 2017
The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
Original strike reports
For June 14th-15th, the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes destroyed eight ISIS oil storage tanks, four ISIS oil separator tanks, and three ISIS well heads.“
For June 15th-16th: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, six strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit anddestroyed five ISIS oil storage tanks, two vehicles, and an ISS well head.“
The following day [June 15th], a Reaper remotely piloted aircraft conducted armed reconnaissance in eastern Syria, some 35 miles north-east of Dayr az Zawr, and used a Hellfire missile to destroy a terrorist truck