It was locally reported that the following six civilians died in an airstrike on Al-Sha’afa water crossing.
Most sources didn’t say who was responsible, referring to ‘raids’ and ‘bombing by aircraft.’.
However, Khafafeesh al Zalam reported that Russia carried out raids on a nearby town on November 11th, killing two civilians.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Hisham Mash’an Al-Shaji Age unknown killed
- Bassam Ghaleb Al-Shaji Age unknown killed
Family members (2)
- Ahmed Awad Akash al-Kharamit Age unknown killed
- Waleed Hamad Awad Al Kharamit Age unknown killed
- Salah Hamad Al-khulyawi Age unknown killed
- Abdullah Mohammed al-Hassan al-Badawi Age unknown male killed
Sources (9) [ collapse]
Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the river crossings between the village of Al Sha’afa (الشعفة), for which the coordinates are: 34.57888,40.93441, and the village of Al Ramadi (الرمادي), for which the coordinates are: 34.6388889,40.8755556. Possibly there were strikes on multiple river crossings within the stretch of 7-10km between these villages on opposing sides of the river. Hundreds of cars are seen on the western side of the river on satellite images available to Airwars from mid November to early December 2017 (an example can be seen around this area: 34.617246,40.922012), most likely abandoned by fleeing villagers or IS militants
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 10th-11th, the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, seven strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and damaged a heavy machine gun.”