Local sources reported “a number of civilians were killed” following airstrikes they believed were likely conducted by US-led Coalition aircraft.
According to sources, the bombs contained white phosphorous – a chemical weapon sometimes proscribed under international law.
Al Mayadeen, a pro-regime news organisation, reported “the attack [allegedly by the Coalition] led to the deaths of 3 civilians and wounding 5 others and significant material damage to public and private property.”
There are currently no further details regarding civilians casualties, Airwars will amend the entry when new information arises.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (3) [ collapse]
Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention that the alleged Coalition airstrike targeted the neighbourhood of Safia (صفیة) in the southern outskirts of the village of Al Suwar (الصور), northern Deir Ezzor. The coordinates for this neighbourhood are: 35.494709, 40.644693.
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Jun 28, 2018
After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
Original strike reports
For September 25th – 26th the Coalition reported “Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters and an ISIS staging area.” It additionally reported that “On Sept. 25, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle, a fighting position, a heavy machine gun, and an IED.”