Three civilians, a father and his two daughters, died and many more were wounded in shelling of a camp for displaced people in the Abu Kamal countryside. It was not clear who was responsible for the incident as no sources apportioned blame.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, unidentified warplanes carried out a massacre in the area of South Al-Refaei camp in the desert of Al-Bukamal. It said that a man and his two daughters died and that many more civilians were wounded – many seriously.
Sharqiya Voice named a man killed with his daughters by aircraft and artillery shelling of the camp, but didn’t say who was responsible.
The Coalition publicly reported no airstrikes in Syria that day.
The incident was first reported on November 21, 2017 at 8:00 am by .
The victims were named as:
Family members (3)
- Abboud al Muhaidi Al-Saleh Al Mithkal Adult male via Sharqiya Voice killed
- Daughter 1 of Abboud al Muhaidi Al-Saleh Al Mithkal female via Sharqiya Voice killed
- Daughter 2 of Abboud al Muhaidi Al-Saleh Al Mithkal female via Sharqiya Voice killed
Sources (2) [ collapse]
Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention Suh Al Rifai (سوح الرفاعي), an Internally Displaced People (IDP) camp, and the countryside of Abu Kamal, near the village of Mu’ayzilah (معيزيلة), for which the coordinates are: 34.619365, 40.456123. Satellite imagery available to Airwars from December 2017 shows tents of IDP around the following coordinates: 34.483620, 40.531890
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Original strike reports
For November 20th-21st, the Coalition reported: “Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS vehicle.”