Several civilians – including a woman and a child – reportedly died in an airstrike on al Sayyal, according to local media – though sources were conflicted as to whether this was the work of the US-led Coalition or Russia.
Al Hall pointed towards the Coalition, putting the death toll at two with nine more wounded.
According to the Our Bukamal facebook page, “warplanes targeted the eastern town of Sayyal this morning targeting the homes of al A’war killed the wife of Mohammad al Abboud al A’war and his sister and a child”.
However, Baladi attributed the event to Russia, reporting the death of “a woman and her daughter”.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
Sources (6) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the village of Sayyal (السيال) for which the coordinates are: 34.5713889, 40.9066667
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 2nd-3rd: “Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS line of communication. Near Dayr Az Zawr, six strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS line of communication, a VBIED factory and an ISIS headquarters.”