Five civilians including four children from the same family died in airstrikes on Mohsen village, according to local media. There were no allegations directly against the Coalition, though some sources didn’t identify the warplanes responsible. Other reports attributed the incident to the Assad regime, while a further source said that it was unclear whether the regime or Russia was to blame.
Jorf News said that “A man and four of his sons (from the people of Aleppo who were displaced) were killed by successive raids of the regime at dawn on the city of Mohsin in the eastern countryside.” RFS also said the regime was responsible. It reported that “the military aircraft of the Assad regime targeted the district of the Boderbas in the city of Mohsin in the eastern suburb of Deir Al-Azzur, amid news of a number of martyrs and wounded civilians.”
Jorfnews also pointed to the regime, blaming its warplanes for the death of a man and four of his sons, displaced from Aleppo.
Syrian Press Centre didn’t identify the culprit, but reported that activists said that the warplanes targeted the neighborhood with two air-to-surface rockets, killing five civilians from one family, including children.
Athadsyria1 reported that there were three strikes: “The first on the house of Hamid Abbas And the second in the district of Buderbas between Fikret and Bayt Wahab Al-Yassin. And the third in Faisal al-Zaher’s house”
But the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it wasn’t clear whether the regime or Russia carried out the raids.
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
May 31, 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 July 9th-10th: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, four strikes destroyed 30 ISIS oil stills, four oil caches and a well-head.“