In a third event reported in Al Mayadin on June 26th, one female civilian was killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The Observatory reported: “The SOHR also observed airstrikes, most likely carried out by the International Coalition warplanes, that targeted one of the headquarters of Suqur Al-Sahara Brigade affiliated with ISIS at 2 am today, causing the death of a woman who resided in a house in the vicinity of their headquarter in Al-Mayadein city in the eastern countryside of Deir El-Zour.”
In August 2019, the Coalition announced that it had assessed this allegation of civilian harm to be non-credible. Their monthly civilian casualty report noted: “After a review of all available records it was determined that, more likely than not, civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition action.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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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
Aug 29, 2019
Jun. 26, 2017, near Al Mayadin, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was determined that, more likely than not, civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition action.
Original strike reports
For June 26th-27th, the Coalition reported: “Near Dawr Az Zawr, seven strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed three vehicles, a tactical vehicle, two bunkers, two pump jacks, a front-end loader, an IED factory, an ISIS financial facility, and an ISIS headquarters.” It additionally reported that “On June 26, near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIS factory.”