Alleged Coalition airstrikes on Al Zer killed claimed the lives of a number of people and injured others, although it is unclear whether they were combatants or non-combatants.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that it “learned from a number of reliable sources that helicopters affiliated to the International Coalition targeted a cell of the ‘Islamic State’ organisation that was hiding in Hawijat Al-Busayrah in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, which resulted in the killing of five of the cell’s members of the Syrian nationality amid information about the killing of a sixth non-Syrian member”.
According to Step News, five members were of Syrian nationality, two of them from the village of Zer, and the other three from the village of Saalu in the eastern village of Deir al-Zour.
However, Syrian-regime affiliated source SANA News claimed that “a number of civilians were martyred and other were injured, most of them women and children”.
Baladi also blamed the Coalition for the death of five civilians and named the victims as “Abdul Karim Mohammed al-Wattb, the son of Hussein al-Hindula ,and a young from the town of Zer, whose name is still unknown, as well as two young men from the town of Saalu, west of the town of Al-Mayadin”.
Nabd News reported: “Coalition spokesman Scott Rawlinson told AFP Coalition forces launched a raid on a Daesh near the vision in the rural north of Deir al-Zour. The raid on Sunday night killed five terrorists who played a key role in facilitating attacks in the region against security forces and innocent civilians, according to Rawlinson”.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Reports of the incident mention the village for Al Zer (الزر), for which the coordinates are: 35.12527, 40.42864