Four named civilians were reported killed in a Coalition airstrike in Abu Kamal, local media reported.
Smart reported raids “targeted an apartment building near the bridge”, identified by a correspondent for Jisr TV as “Suwayyah” bridge 120km east of Deir Ezzor, next to the prison where a major civilian casualty incident took place the same day.
In addition to the civilians killed others were reportedly wounded, according to local sources. Local hospitals and mosques launched an urgent call for blood to be donated to help those injured.”
See also S1285.
Airwars previously thought that the Coalition had assessed this to be credible in their February 2018 report – however, Coalition officials later indicated that they were separate events. The confirmed deaths can now be found in CS1457a.
In their monthly civilian casualty reports, the US-led Coalition has indicated that the credibility of this civilian harm allegation is in the process of being assessed.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (3)
- Ahmed Mahgoub Adult male killed
- Son of Ahmed Mahgoub Age unknown male killed
- Son of Ahmed Mahgoub male killed
- Wafik al-Rawi Adult female killed
Sources (23) [ collapse]
Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention that the Coalition airstrike targeted an apartment building in near the Suwei’ya bridge (جسر السویعیة), in Abu Kamal. The coordinates for the bridge are: 34.440964,40.929244. On satellite imagery available to Airwars of September 7 and 12, structural damage to a building near the bridge can be seen at these coordinates: 34.444389,40.926754
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Original strike reports
For September 8th – 9th the Coalition reported publicly no strikes in the vicinity of Abu Kamal.
For September 9th - 10th, the Coalition reported: "Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS headquarters" and "Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes [1 British] engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two fighting positions and a vehicle"
‘Saturday 9 September – a Reaper destroyed a motorcycle and trailer carrying three terrorists north-east of Dayr az Zawr… The following day [Sept 9th], another Reaper flew a further patrol in the same area of Syria, and tracked a group of three terrorists on a motorcycle and trailer. The Reaper’s crew waited patiently until the targets were in open countryside before firing a Hellfire which scored a direct hit.’