Up to 12 civilians died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Sussah, according to local media.
Deir Ezzor 24 was one of many sources blaming the Coalition. It put the death toll at five. However, most other sources said that a dozen civilians died, with Eldorar adding that dozens more were injured.
Baladi reported that all the victims were all from one family, “the family of Ali Dahsh.”.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, of the 12 killed at least five were children. Al Araby reported the following: “Local media sources said that warplanes believed to belong to the US-led international coalition shelled the outskirts of the town of Sussah in eastern Deir Ezzor, killing eight civilians, including women and children. She added that all the dead from one family, noting the number of wounded, including those critically injured, likely to increase the number of dead, because of the deterioration of the medical situation in the region.”
The incident was first reported on December 31, 2017 at 10:00 am by .
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Reports of the incident mention the town of Sussah (السوسة), for which the coordinates are: 34.528889, 40.9675
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 30th-31st: “Near Abu Kamal, 10 strikes engaged nine ISIS tactical units and destroyed two ISIS command and control centers, a fighting position, an ISIS headquarters and two ISIS vehicles.”