According to local sources, 12 civilians including 3 women were killed and either ‘several’ or ‘dozens’ wounded by an airstrike on the town of Baghouz. All reports identified the Coalition as the culprit.
A local source told Smart News that jets had targeted the village under the control of so-called Islamic State – but did not provide any more details.
Nedaa-Sy News stated that Coalition aircraft targeted the town “with many rockets”. Etilaf News mentioned that apart from killing and injuring civilians, these bombardments on “several areas east of Deir al-Zour” resulted in the displacement of 130 families in the “direction of the Badia Shami.”
In December 2018 the Coalition announced that it had classed this event as non credible, noting: “After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.”
The incident occured around dusk.
Sources (5) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the village of Baghouz (الباغوز), for which the coordinates are: 34.43221, 40.99226
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Dec 30, 2018
May 10, 2018, near al Baghouz, Syria, via social media report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.
Original strike reports
For May 10th, the Coalition reported that: “On May 10 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements against Daesh targets. Three strikes took place near Abu Kamal. Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed one Daesh artillery piece."
Thursday 10 May – Typhoons destroyed a Daesh-held building in the Syrian Euphrates valley…The following day [May 10th] , another Typhoon flight supported the Syrian Democratic Forces operating in the Euphrates valley. A large building, defended by Daesh extremists, had been identified to the north-north-west of Hajin. Having checked that there were no signs of any civilian presence in the vicinity, the Typhoons conducted an attack with two Paveway IVs which demolished the terrorist strongpoint.