One child from the town of Abu Kamal died of his injuries according to multiple sources, following shrapnel injuries to the head received at some point in an air or artillery strike between December 2nd and 4th.
Abdul Aziz Maher Jamal Al-Khabour died in the village of al Boubadran near al Soussa.
Smart News said that a source close to the child told the agency that “he was killed by shrapnel that hit his head with the bombing of an international coalition”.
Shaam News was the only source to report that multiple civilians were killed and injured, though this is likely relate to earlier events.
On February 4th 2021, the US-led Coalition monthly strike report assessment revealed that the incident was deemed ‘non-credible’: “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.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Abdul Aziz Maher Jamal Al-Khabour Child male killed
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US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Feb 4, 2021
Dec. 2, 2018, in al Soussa, 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. 3249/CS1863 37SFU797240
Original strike reports
On Dec. 2, 2018 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 23 military strikes consisting of 51 engagements against ISIS targets. Near Hajin, 23 strikes engaged two tactical units, and destroyed four command and control nodes, one building, one storage site, six staging areas, six supply routes, one tactical vehicle and three fighting positions, and suppressed seven supply routes and one fighting position.
For November 28th-Dec 4th, the Dutch MoD reported that its F-16's supported ground troops in the fight against IS during 9 missions. Weapons were deployed during 7 missions above Deir Ezzor in Syria, targeting vehicles, logistical places and ISIS fighters.
In het overzicht van 28 Nov- 4 Dec laat MinDef weten tijdens 9 missies F-16's te hebben ingezet ter ondersteuning van grondtroepen in de strijd tegen IS. Bij 7 missies boven Deir al Zour in Syrie werden wapens ingezet. Voertuigen, logistieke plaatsen en IS-strijders zijn geraakt.