One woman died in an alleged Assad regime or Coalition airstrike on the cultural centre in al Basira, local media reported.
Multiple sources – blaming the US-led Coalition – identified the female victim. However, RFS News blamed regime aircraft, while others like Syrian PC did not identify the perpetrator.
According to Deirezzor24, she died as a result of “shrapnel from her father’s house”. It said that she was “the wife of Ahmed Ghazi Al-Ghleian” and that “Nuri al-Mukhtar was also slightly injured”.
Other sources reported that the cultural centre was nearly destroyed in the strike – and that several other civilians were wounded.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
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Attached to this civilian harm incident is a provisional reconciliation of the Pentagon's declassified assessment of this civilian harm allegation, based on matching date and locational information.
The declassified documents were obtained by Azmat Khan and the New York Times through Freedom of Information requests and lawsuits filed since March 2017, and are included 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
The Coalition has not publicly reported any strikes in Deir Ezzor for June 19th-21st.