One little girl was reportedly killed, according to the Syrian Press Center, and several other civilians were wounded in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Al Quoriya in Deir Ezzor.
While that source was the only one to report a civilian fatality, all others reported that a number of civilians were wounded in the airstrikes. Syrian Newsdesk reported that 10 civilians, including six members of one family, were injured when one of the alleged strikes hit a civilian vehicle on a road between Al Quoriya and Al Sada while targeting ISIL members.
A number of sources also reported that a house near the Al Hajeen water tank was hit – causing civilian injuries, including one girl – and so too was the Al Khouri district of the town.
Six of the seven sources alleged that the Coalition was responsible.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (7) [ 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
Feb 22, 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 June 16th-17th, the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes destroyed seven ISIS oil trucks, four ISIS oil tanks, a front-end loader, an ISIS oil pump and an ISIS well head.”
For June 17th-18th, the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIS well head.”