Civilians were reported killed in a suspected US-led Coalition airstrike on the city of Mayadeen.
It remains unclear how many people were harmed in the attack which reportedly struck a vehicle on the outskirts of the town. According to sources, the car was “carrying detainees” of the so-called Islamic State organisation, who were captured for “compulsory recruitment”.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (2) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident do not indicate on which side of the city the alleged deaths occurred. Airwars assessment summary, therefore, uses genetic coordinates for Mayadeen: 35.016667, 40.444167
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 26th – 27th the Coalition reported “Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes destroyed four pieces of ISIS oil equipment and damaged an ISIS bridge.”