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]
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.