Three civilians including one woman died in an airstrike on Abu Kamal, according to local media. Sources mostly attributed the blame to the Coalition, however most reports published during from this period reported Russian and Syrian regime raids. The Centcom Daily Summary reported there were no Coalition strikes in Syrian or Iraq on November 8th 2017.
Palmyra Revolution Coordination, alleged that the Coalition carried out the attack. Some other sources did not apportion blame.
Smart News Agency blamed the Syrian regime.
In April 2019 the Coalition announced that it had classed this allegation of civilian harm as non-credible, noting: “After review of all available strike records it was determined that more likely than not civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition strike.”
According to sources the victims killed were internally displaced.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Musa’ab Mousa Eid Al Abdullah al Nijm Child male killed
- Mohammad Ziyad al Hilal Child male killed
- Mrs. Rokaya Ali Alda’as Al Salama Adult female killed
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Reports of the incident mention the town of Abu Kamal (البوكمال) for which the coordinates are: 34.466049,40.907593
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Apr 25, 2019
Nov. 8, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via Airwars report. After review of all available strike records it was determined that more likely than not civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition strike.
Original strike reports
For November 8th-9th the Coalition publicly reported no strikes in Syria.