One civilian male died in an airstrike on al Boulial, however, there was uncertainty regarding the date of his death.
On August 9th, Euphrates Post reported “a resident of the town of Al-Boulial, died of wounds he sustained as a result of airstrikes on the water crossing in the town several days ago.”
Mohsen and AlBahkour and Moujham Al Hayal reported on August 10th that Hilal Saleh al-Thurdan died in a “bombing” of al Boulial.
Alpolil.shamar published an image of a leaflet announcing the man’s death.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Hilal Saleh al-Thurdan Adult male killed
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Reports of the incident mention a river crossing in the town of Al Boulail (البوليل). The coordinates for this river crossing are: 35.215384, 40.370336.
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
Jun 28, 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 6th-7th the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed three ISIS oil stills.”