Three or more civilians died in an airstrike on Zaghir Shamiya, according to local media – though reports were conflicted as to whether the Coalition, Russia or the Syrian Regime were responsible for the event.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that between two and three people were killed following an aerial offensive in Deir Ezzor Governorate. Initially, the SOHR said that three “persons” were killed in the West of Deir Ezzor, a later report said that two civilians, a man and a woman were killed. The SOHR did not specify who was to blame. Airwars will update the entry when new information arises regarding the civilians killed; the death toll is expected to rise due to “several injured people in serious conditions”.
According to Asharq al Souri, three members from “the family of Hamdah“ were killed in a strike, though the source didn’t identify the culprit.
SHRC named a victim and blamed the Coalition. DPN also named a victim but who blamed “the bombing of the regime’s airliner and its Russian occupier”.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Sources (8) [ collapse]
Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of incident mention Zaghir Shamiya (زغير شامية) village, for which the coordinates are: 35.477377, 39.987230.
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Original strike reports
For August 31st – September 1st the Coalition reported “Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroyed five tactical vehicles and a machine gun, and damaged a bridge.”