A young man died following alleged airstrikes on the village of al Busayrah, Deir Ezzor governorate, according to local media.
Reports said that up to five other civilians died in addition to Abdul and that people were fleeing the town while air raids were carried out. A later report from Sharqiya Voice named two families of the sons of Hassan Al-Ali Al-Ta’imat as killed.
It is not clear who was responsible for the offensive as sources did not apportion blame. Deir Ezzor 24 reported aircraft launched raids in an attempt to move to areas of control the SDF.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that warplanes – which may be Russian or belonging to the Coalition – bombed areas in the al-Bokamal city which are located on the Syrian – Iraqi border in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, causing the death of an Iraqi family who took refuge in the ISIS-controlled city. The family consisted of six people including a woman and three children.
No further details are currently available.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Sources (6) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention internally displaced people being struck as they fled the town of Al Busayrah (البصیرة), for which the coordinates are: 35.15618, 40.42716.
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 October 14th-15th the Coalition publicly reported no strikes in Deir Ezzor.