Two named civilians died and up to 23 others were wounded in an airstrike on al Busayrah according to local media – though sources were conflicted as to whether the US-led Coalition or Russia were to blame.
Baladi, Jisr TV and Sharqiya Voice all blamed the Coalition.
Euphrates Post reported “the martyrdom of the young man Abdul Muttalib Mohammed Hassan Al-Ali and the injury of his cousins: Abdul Qadir Taleb al-Hassan (critical injury), Yasser Abdul Samad Al Hassan and Abd al-Shafi Saleh al-Hassan. All casualties were the result of air strikes targeting the house of Abdul Samad Dawood al-Hassan”.
However 7al blamed Russia for carrying out six raids, putting the death toll at “two young people” and injury of 23 more.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Aboud Talib Dawood Hassan Al Ali Ahmad Al Khalid Adult male killed
- The cousin of Martyr Abdul Muttali Age unknown killed
- Abdul Qadir Taleb al-Hassan Age unknown male cousin of Aboud injured
- Yasser Abdul Samad Al Hassan Age unknown male cousin of Aboud injured
- Abd al-Shafi Saleh al-Hassan Age unknown male cousin of Aboud injured
Sources (16) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the town of al Busayrah (البصيرة), for which the coordinates are: 35.15618, 40.42716
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.”