Ali al-Muhammed al-Furaiji and his two wives were killed in the morning of April 15th, when their house was hit by an alleged Coalition airstrike, multiple local sources reported – though there was also a claim that the deaths had been caused by an explosion of an ISIS-planted mine.
@alhasensaleem tweeted that “a whole family” had died, while other sources named the man and his two wives as the victims.
Other sources such as Deir Ezzor 24 said that the house was struck by an unknown explosion.
According to Jisir TV, “local sources said the blast occurred in a house belonging to a civilian, killing his two wives and destroying the house completely, adding that the explosion was believed to be caused by aerial bombardment of coalition fighters, while witnesses said it was caused by a mine left by Daesh.”
In July 2019 the Coalition announced that it had assessed this allegation of civilian harm to be non-credible. Their monthly civilian casualty report noted: “After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties.”
The incident occured in the morning.
The victims were named as:
Family members (3)
Sources (15) [ collapse]
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Jul 26, 2019
Apr. 15, 2019, Al Shafah, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties.
Original strike reports
Between April 7 - 20, 2019, CJTF-OIR conducted no strikes in Syria.