A woman was named as killed in an airstrike on Deir ez-Zor, though sources were conflicted as to who was responsible for her death.
The majority of sources blamed either Russia or the regime, however, Hasaka Rasd and Euphrates Post did not apportion blame.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Mrs. Nawal al-Khadr Adult female killed
Sources (9) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the city of Deir Ezzor (دير الزور), for which the generic coordinates are: 35.3353632, 40.1380348. Due to the limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.
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 24th-25th, “Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes destroyed two ISIS well-heads and a VBIED factory.“