Two civilians died in al Busayrah, according to local media – though it was unclear who was responsible. The majority of sources, however, attributed the event to Moscow.
Euphrates Post reported by name the death of one civilian male as a result of airstrikes targeted the al Busayrah.
RFS Media Office blamed Russia, reporting that raids affected the residential neighbourhoods, the obstetrics hospital and the water project in the city. Free Dier Ezzour Radio, Orient and Euphrates Post also pointed towards Russia.
However, according to Qasioun, regime forces were also reportedly shelling the area with heavy artillery.
Multiple sources named another male victim.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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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 18th-19th the Coalition reported: “Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a weapons cache and two tactical vehicles.“