Deir Ezzor 24 reported that “warplanes” carried out a raids “focused on the Al-Rayaheen kindergarten near the mosque Othman bin Affan and near the headquarters of the Hesba of the organization [IS]. Many were wounded.”
No additional details are presently known.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention that the airstrike targeted the Al Rayaheen (الریاحین) kindergarten in the city of Al Mayadin (المیادین). The kindergarten is reportedly near the Othman Bin Affan mosque (عثمان بن عفان), in the Al Makasin neighbourhood. The exact location of this mosque is unknown, but the coordinates for the Al Makasin neighbourhood are: 35.016624, 40.4645133. There are two mosques in this area: 35.015607, 40.460565; and 35.015350, 40.466698. Also mentioned are the IS Hesba headquarters, of which the location is unknown.
Attached to this civilian harm incident is a provisional reconciliation of the Pentagon's declassified assessment of this civilian harm allegation, based on matching date and locational information.
The declassified documents were obtained by Azmat Khan and the New York Times through Freedom of Information requests and lawsuits filed since March 2017, and are included alongside the corresponding press release published by the Pentagon. Airwars is currently analysing the contents of each file, and will update our own assessments accordingly.
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 27th – 28th the Coalition reported “Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes destroyed four ISIS supply routes and an ISIS headquarters.”