Three civilians died in an airstrike on al Suwei’yia village, according to local media. A number of parties were blamed.
Euphrates Post didn’t say who was responsible for the airstrike, though Al Araby and Syrian Press Center blamed shelling by Iraqi forces.
According to Alaraby, “three civilians, including two women, were killed and three others were killed by an Iraqi air strike”. 7al added that 12 were also wounded in the incident.
Eldorar said that it was unknown whether the warplanes belonged to the Iraqi army or to the Coalition. It also put the death toll at three. Baladi News along with 7al said that Russian/ Assad regime aircraft may instead have been responsible.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Reports of the incident mention the village of Suwayyah (سويعية) just South of Abu Kamal, for which the coordinates are: 34.4338889, 40.9333333
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Oct 26, 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 November 1st-2nd: “Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle. Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, destroying a fighting position and damaging a line of communication.”