One civilian died in an airstrike on Mrat, according to local media – though it was unclear who was to blame for this death.
According to Syrianoor, “Activists confirmed that more than 100 civilians – mostly children and women – died during four massacres committed by Russian warplanes and international coalition aircraft in the city of Mayadeen, Baqrass, Baqara, Tabiah Shameya, Khasham, Basira and Marat.”
Euphrates Post also pointed towards Russia. But other sources didn’t identify the warplanes responsible. They said, however, that the victim had died when his home was struck.
Later reports described locals fleeing a regime offensive on the village – making this highly unlikely to have been a Coalition action.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Mr. Jassem al-Ajil Adult male killed
Sources (10) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the village of Mrat (مراط), for which the coordinates are: 35.31407, 40.23865. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Original strike reports
For September 13th-14th, the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, nine strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed two tactical vehicles, an ISIS fuel station and a fighting position.”
For September 14th - 15th, the Coalition reported: "Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two vehicles". It later reported, "On Sept. 14, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria six strikes destroyed an ISIS UAS, a fighting position, an ISIS supply route and suppressed three fighting positions"
‘Friday 15 September – a Reaper supported coalition airstrikes near Dayr az Zawr, and delivered two attacks itself against extremists in the open, whilst Typhoons destroyed a Daesh-held building… On Friday 15 September, a Reaper was again very active north-east of Dayr az Zawr; it provided support to coalition airstrikes which destroyed three Daesh-held buildings, then conducted two attacks on its own account with Hellfire missiles against terrorists moving through the area. Nearby, a Typhoon flight bombed a further Daesh-held building.’