Up to 15 civilian including as many as seven women died in an alleged Coalition airstrike at a hospital in al Sha’afa, according to local media.
Free Deir Ezzor put the death toll at 14 including seven women. It published photographs of ruins of “the hospital targeted by the Coalition”.
According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, four women died in the attack.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the death toll at “15 casualties including 7 citizen women”.
It named victims as Nadia Al Abada Al Ali Mustafa (Umm Mahmoud) from the town of Muhsin and the wife of Ahmed Al Mahmoud Al Salem Al Mousa (Al Kadran)“.
Baladi reported that “on Tuesday, warplanes targeted the Al-Pomsir complex in the town of Al-Sha’afa in Al-Boukamal, east of Deir Al-Zour, which caused its complete destruction.”
Euphrates Post later reported “the martyrdom” of nurse Basma Mohammed and her daughter Sajida. While the post did not mention the day in which the victims were killed, it did specify that the victims were killed “as a result of airstrikes that targeted Sha’afa Hospital”.
According to Bellingcat, the date of the attack is not clear. Some local sources reported it happened on January 23rd, others 24th and also January 27th.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Basma Mohammed Adult female Nurse killed
- Sajida Child female Daughter of Basma killed
- Nadia Al Abada Al Ali Mustafa Adult female Also known as Umm Mahmoud, from the town of Muhsin killed
- Wife of Ahmed Al Mahmoud Al Salem Al Mousa (Al Kadran) Adult female killed
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US-led Coalition Assessment:
Original strike reports
For January 22nd-23rd, the Coalition reported: “Near Abu Kamal, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed two ISIS supply routes, a command and control center and an ISIS-held building.”
It also noted that "On Jan. 23 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.
Near Abu Kamal, six strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three pieces of ISIS construction equipment, three fighting positions and two ISIS supply routes."