One named civilian died and others were wounded in airstrikes on Tarif in the western suburbs of Deir Ezzor, according to local media – though sources were conflicted as to whether the Coalition, the Assad regime or Russia were to blame.
Step News Agency blamed the Coalition and said that white phosphorous was used. It named one victim, adding that three houses were destroyed in the strike.The victim was also named by @DeirEzzor24 and Hasaka Rasd.
However, The majority of sources (Fresh Syria, Smart News and Micro Syria) pointed towards the regime.
According to Micro Syria, “the aircraft bombed at dawn today the houses of civilians in the town under the control of the Islamic State, killing civilians and wounding others. Sources did not specify the number of deaths, but noted the destruction of three houses completely.”
But Jisrtv and Baladi said that the strikes was likely carried out by Russian warplanes.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
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Reports of the incident mention Tarif (طريف) village. Open source maps give the location for Tarif (طريف) as: 35.531451, 39.903867.
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 28th-29th: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an explosives facility and a weapons cache.” and “Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS front-end loader.” It additionally reported that “On Aug. 28, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS chemical weapons cache.”