Five civilians died in an airstrike on Daranj, according to local media, though it was unclear who was responsible, with sources blaming the Coalition, the Syrian regime and one pointing towards Russia. A number of other sources didn’t apportion blame.
Euphrates Post and Deir Ezzor named five victims as killed by unidentified “warplanes”:
Rami Assaf, reportedly a lawyer, alleged that the Coalition carried out the strike, killing the above victims.
Al Jazeera, Al Araby, the Smart News Agency and Zamanalwasl also blamed the Coalition, putting the death toll at four, as did the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, who said that dozens more were injured.
However, the RFS Media Office pointed toward Russia.
While the Coalition has publicly reported no strikes on Syria that day, the SDF took control of the town shortly afterwards. The Syrian Network for Human Rights, however, attributed the event to the regime.
On March 10, 2022 in the CJTF-OIR Civilian Casualty Report, the Coalition reported this incident to be “non-credible”, stating that “After review of all available evidence it was determined that more likely than not civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition strike.”
The incident was first reported on November 26, 2017 at 1:00 am by .
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Ahmed Fahim Al-Hamoud Al-Najres Age unknown male via Deir Ezzor 24 killed
- Abdul Rahman Ali Al-Najres Age unknown male via Deir Ezzor 24 killed
Sources (14) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the village of Daranj (درنج), for which the coordinates are: 34.918333, 40.581389. Coordinates released by the Coalition place the event at 34.91833, 40.58139
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Mar 10, 2022
Nov. 26, 2017, near Daranj, Syria, via Airwars report. After review of all available evidence it was determined that more likely than not civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition strike. 2548/S1484 37SFU4445465128
Original strike reports
For November 25th-26th, the Coalition reported: “Near Abu Kamal, five strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed four ISIS vehicles and a headquarters.”