Five civilians including two children and one woman died in “shelling” on Shawakj, Deir ez-Zor, according to local sources – though it was unclear who was responsible, with only one source attributing the event to Russia.
Free Deir Radio referred to “shelling” but didn’t identify the culprit
However, Hasaka Rasd blamed Russia for targeting “Harwil mosque, which led to the destruction of the shrine and a section of the mosque”.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Maher Al-Mashhadani Adult male killed
- Malak, daughter of Maher Al-Mashhadani Age unknown female killed
- Salem Mohammed Habi Age unknown male killed
- Amira Khalil Al-Yassin Child female killed
- Um Fawwaz Adult female killed
Sources (4) [ 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
Mar 28, 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 publicly reported no strikes in the vicinity of Deir ez-Zor for June 21st-22nd.