Up to four people were reportedly killed and several others (believed to be four) were injured in the rural areas of Al Soussa, Al Salhiya and Ghranij in Deir Ezzor following alleged Coalition airstrikes over several days, local sources reported.
Airstrikes on Al Soussa are believed to have taken place on June 25 and airstrikes on Al Salhiya and Ghranij are believed to have taken place on June 28th. However some sources combined their reporting of the incidents, making it difficult to distinguish them.
Watani Press, News Jorf, the Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office, Al Nateq and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights alleged that the Coalition was responsible, however some sources noted that Russian warplanes were also operating in the area and did not make distinct assertions as to who was responsible.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Hamoud Mohammed Khudair al Asman Age unknown male identified by Oriental Pulse, who were said to be killed in Al Soussa, however, these casualties are also listed for June 25th. killed
- Adnan Ahmed al Satem Age unknown identified by Oriental Pulse, who were said to be killed in Al Soussa, however, these casualties are also listed for June 25th. killed
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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
For June 28th-29th: ” Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 10 oil storage tanks, six oil trucks, two fuel trailers, an well head, a piece of oil processing equipment and an ISIS headquarters.”