Nine houses were allegedly targeted in airstrikes on al Sukkariya village, according to multiple local sources, @albokalnews suspected this indicated “dozens of civilian martyrs”. However reporting was confused with another alleged incident at al Baghouz (S1329) with no breakdown of casualties.
Fresh Syria named the US-led Coalition as the culprit, and asserted that an unknown number died in “shelling” on al Sukkariya village. It said the houses targeted were on a roundabout in al Sukariya and reportedly belonged to “elements of Daesh”, however the event still caused civilians fatalities.
Arabittoday noted the death toll was unavailable due to “security imposed by ISIS on internet cafes”. Shaam claimed Coalition strikes targeted “cars belonging to Islamic State” in the bombardment, and Al Araby said the area targeted was so-called Islamic State’s headquarters in al-Sukkariyah.
The majority of sources alleged the US-led Coalition was responsible. No further details regarding civilian casualties are presently available.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the Al Sukkariyah (السكریة) roundabout area, near the city of Abu Kamal (البوكمال), for which the coordinates are: 34.476270,40.911713.
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Original strike reports
For September 16th – 17th the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS boat.”
For September 17th - 18th, the Coalition reported: "Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a logistics node and an ISIS headquarters" and "Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a VBIED and an ISIS headquarters"
‘Sunday 17 September – a Reaper eliminated a truck-bomb near Dayr az Zawr, while Tornados bombed a weapons store near Abu Kamal in eastern Syria…The next day, a Reaper conducted yet another successful attack north-east of Dayr az Zawr, eliminating a truck-bomb with a Hellfire, whilst to the south-east, close to the border with Iraq, two Tornados bombed a weapons store near Abu Kamal.’