Up to three civilians died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Abu Hamam and al Kashkiya, local media reported.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, “International Coalition’s warplanes targeted areas in the towns of Abu Hamam and Al-Kashkia, killing three citizens including two women, and injuring others”.
One woman was specifically reported killed by the Coalition in Abu Hamam by the Shaam News Network, Step News and others.
Other sources reported Coalition airstrikes on al Kashkiya that day in support of SDF ground actions. And there were broader references to three civilians killed in the two towns.
According to Al Sharq al Souri, “Three members of the [Islamic] state organization were killed in a coalition air raid targeting a car for the organization in the town of Al-Kashkiya east of Deir Al-Zour”. Al Haal put the number of ISIS fighters killed at six with nine others wounded, while other sources also reported violent clashes in the area.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the neighbouring villages of Abu Hamam (ابو حمام) and Al Kashkiya (الكشكية), for which the coordinates are: 34.823668, 40.668812
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 December 1st-2nd the Coalition reported: “Near Abu Kamal, 12 strikes engaged 13 ISIS tactical units and destroyed four ISIS vehicles, a tactical vehicle, an ISIS fighting position, an indirect fire weapon and a heavy weapon.”