‘Dozens’ of civilians died in airstrikes on al Baghouz, according to local sources. However reporting was confused with another alleged incident at Al Sukkariya (S1328/CS1501) with no breakdown of casualties.
According to @albokmalnews and @DeirEzzor24, more than nine civilian homes were “completely destroyed in the area of Sukkariyah and in the Baghouz”. The sources said that preliminary information indicated ‘dozens’ had been killed, though neither identified the culprit.
JBC, Aljazeera and Abarhapress said that crude oil refineries in al Al Baghouz had been struck. Jisr TV, Euphrates Post and Shaam all blamed the Coalition.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Baghouz (الباغوز). Airwars was able to geolocate the images published by Euphrates Post of the destroyed building to these coordinates: 34.454815, 40.965073. On satellite imagery available to Airwars of October 20, 2017, damage can be seen to this building. Reports also mentioned that the airstrike targeted improvised oil refineries near the village at this location: 34.4957, 40.98763.
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Jul 26, 2018
After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.
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.’