In an incident previously unknown to Airwars, the Coalition reported in December 2016 that its aircraft had not been involved in a claimed event near Deyr ez Zawr seven months previously.
Reports for June 12th said that the area around the city’s airport, hospital and other neighbourhoods resulted in at leasdt one death and four injuries – though the attacks were variously blamed on Russia and the Assad regime. Deir Free named a woman victim as Amadour Abdulghafour Al Hattab. Syrian PC also named lawyer Faez Abdulbaki Al Jawad as having been killed.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Attached to this civilian harm incident is the Pentagon's declassified assessment of this civilian harm allegation, obtained by Azmat Khan and the New York Times through Freedom of Information requests and lawsuits filed since March 2017, alongside the corresponding press release published by the Pentagon. Airwars is currently analysing the contents of each file, and will update our own assessments accordingly.
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Dec 1, 2016
No Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographical area.
Original strike reports
For June 11th-12th the Coalition reported that “Near Manbij, 11 strikes struck 11 separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL vehicles, four ISIL fighting positions, and an ISIL mortar position.”