Up to five civilians died in a strike on a taxi or militant vehicle in Al Arba’ain street, Al Mayadin, local media reported – though it was unclear who was to blame. Most sources didn’t identify who was responsible, though one attributed the event to Russian aircraft.
Euphrates Post reported “a military air strike targeted a taxi in Al-Arbaeen Street in the city of Al-Mayadin, killing all in the car.” Masar Press said that “three civilians were killed as a result of the targeting of a military vehicle in Al-Arbaeen Street in Al-Mayadin”. That suggested that the civilians harmed were not in the vehicle itself.
Alghad, which put the death toll at five, blamed Russia.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (7) [ collapse]
Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention Al Arba’eeb Street (الأربعین) in Al Mayadin city. Open Source maps give a possible possible for Al Arba’eeb Street (الأربعین) at: 35.017721, 40.447309.
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Jun 28, 2018
The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility
Original strike reports
For September 28th-29th: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, destroyed two fighting positions and a supply route; and damaged a fighting position.” And: “Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS staging area.“