Local media reported that several civilians were wounded in an artillery shelling by the SDF on al Kashkiya.
The SDF is not known to have had access to its own artillery – indicating that this was most likely a Coalition action.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (2) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the village of al Kashkiya (الكشكية), for which the coordinates are: 34.81,40.694722
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 17th-18th, the Coalition reported: “Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a VBIED, a tactical vehicle and an ISIS construction vehicle. Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.”