At least two civilian males were killed and six others were injured in alleged Coalition airstrikes on Al Soussa in the east of Deir Ezzor governorate, a number of local sources reported.
Some sources reported that as many as six people died while JP News alleged that 15 people were killed. However, they were the minority among a large number of reports from the incident. Two male victims were identified by name and another six injured were identified.
From the 12 sources that reported the incident, 11 alleged that the Coalition was responsible.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (3)
- Ayman Jassim Hassan al Jijan Age unknown male injured
- Tala’at Abdul-Razzaq al Jijan Age unknown female injured
- Faisal Hamad Hassan al Jijan Age unknown male injured
Family members (2)
- Hussein Ahmed al Sattam Age unknown male injured
- Abdul-Razzaq Muza’ed al Sattam Age unknown male injured
- Hamoud Mahmoud Khadeir al A’sman Age unknown male killed
- Adnan Ahmed al Sattam Age unknown male killed
- Mohammed Jassim al Fadhil al Khudair Age unknown male injured
Sources (14) [ 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 24th-25th, the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, six strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed three ISIS-held buildings, two command and control nodes, an ISIS staging area, a mortar system, a tactical vehicle, and an ISIS oil refinery.“
For June 25th-26th, “Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes destroyed six ISIS oil storage tanks, four ISIS pump jacks and two ISIS facilities.” It additionally reported that “On June 25, near Dayr az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIS-held building.“