Local media reported that an airstrike on an oil tanker killed the driver and “lightly” wounded two other civilians near Maizeela in the southern countryside of Abu Kamal.
Only one source, Al Natek Network, said that the Coalition carried out the strike. Other reports didn’t apportion blame.
The incident was first reported on August 3, 2017 at 12:08 pm by @olay6663.
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Reports of the incident mention that the alleged Coalition strike targeted an oil tanker on a road near the town of Maizeela (معيزيلة). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available, Airwars was unable to locate the road or oil tanker. The coordinates for the town of Maizeela (معيزيلة) are: 34.615, 40.456944
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 August 3rd-4th, the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed a ISIS financial headquarters.”