Four or five civilians including four members of the same family died and up to eight others were wounded in an alleged Coalition airstrike on the Abdel Jabbar school in Al Mayadin which was housing displaced people, according to local media. One male victim was identified by name.
Ahmad al Shibli said that four members from a displaced family died, while the Syrian Network for Human Rights – also blaming the US-led Coalition – put the death toll at five, including two children and one woman.
Euphrates Post added that eight non-combatants were wounded, two of them critically
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Riad Mukhalif Hussein Al Shaher Adult male killed
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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
Jan 25, 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.”