According to the Step News Agency, “The International Air Force bombed the towns of Abu Hammam, Hajin and Alshakiya in the eastern countryside and no damage was reported.”
However, Al Haal and Qasioun said that SDF artillery strikes wounded a number of civilians.
Airwars understands that the SDF does not have access to artillery, therefore this appears likely to be a Coalition action, whether the result of air or artillery action.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (3) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the village of Abu Hamam (ابو حمام), for which the coordinates are: 34.827222,40.665278
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 5th-6th the Coalition reported: “Near Abu Kamal, eight strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed 17 ISIS watercraft, an improvised explosive device, an ISIS line of communication, an ISIS headquarters, a heavy weapon, an ISIS vehicle and an ISIS motorcycle.”