Local sources reported that alleged Coalition airstrikes hit the village of al Sha’afa, either killing two civilians or injuring “several”.
According to Al Haal shelling by the “International Air Force […] focused on the side of the river” and resulted in “several civilians injured, in addition to material damage.”
Step News also identified the US-led Coalition as the culprit and reported that a house in Al Sha’afa was shelled, killing two people.
Deir Ezzor24 tweeted a video, stating that it showed the “great destruction in the homes of # civilians caused by the bombing of warplanes on the town of # al Shaafa # Rural Deiralzur”. It did not however make mention of any casualties as a result of the bombardment.
The Coalition at the time publicly reported no strikes in Syria on this date.
In the first of their September 2020 civilian casualty reports, the US-led Coalition assessed reports that they were responsible for civilian harm in this strike as “non-credible”, stating that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area at that time.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Sep 9, 2020
July 26, 2018, in Al Sha’afa, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 3173/CS1784 37SFU774280
Original strike reports
For July 26th, the Coalition did not publicly report any airstrikes in Syria, asserting that "There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on July 26, 2018."