Two civilians were reportedly killed by a drone strike in al Qouriya, local media said, though neither source has said who was responsible.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that “two men were killed and another was wounded after being targeted by a drone in the al-Quriyah area”.
Sharqiya Voice provided some more detail, naming the victims as Abdul Rahman Al Ali Al Aboud and Ali Abdul Rahman Al Aboud, and said that they “were targeted by an unmanned drone after they lost their way and approached the front line of IS in the city of Qouriya”. It added that “Hamid Al-Mohammed Al-Abdullah Al-Sayel was injured in the eyes”.
The United States, UK and Iran all operate armed drones above Syria.
Eabirsabil published two videos on YouTube showing ” the signs of the destruction following unprecedented raids on the town”. Meanwhile, Al Araby TV and Smart confirmed that the regime had control of al Qouriya – suggesting that any strike may have been linked to regime or Russian aircraft.
On December 11th, 2019, SHRC reported that Ibrahim Mamoun Al-Qaitum, a child, has died of injuries in the shelling of Qah camp.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Abdul Rahman Al Ali Al Aboud male killed
- Ali Abdul Rahman Al Aboud male killed
- Hamid Al-Mohammed Al-Abdullah Al-Sayel Age unknown male injured
- Ibrahim Mamoun Al-Qaitum Child male killed
Sources (8) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Qurayya (القريا), for which the coordinates are: 34.96, 40.55
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Original strike reports
For November 19th-20th the Coalition publicly reported no strikes in Syria.
Syrian Regime Armed Forces 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