An alleged Coalition (or possibly Assad regime) airstrike on a fuel truck also killed two civilians and injured two more, according to reports.
According to Al Hall, “Two civilians were killed and two others wounded, on Sunday afternoon, bombed by warplanes on the road in the Mayadeen desert east of Deir al-Zour). Abu Omar (a resident of al Mayadeen City), told al Hall in an interview that the warplanes ‘targeted, yesterday afternoon, a civilian car on a road desert fields, killing Jaber Abboud Al Khalil and Mithkal Tayeh al Khalil, two civilians from the town of al Shaheel east of Deir al-Zour. In addition two others were seriously injured, and were evacuated to a nearby hospital.”
The Syrian Network was alone in blaming the Assad regime for the incident.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
Sources (8) [ collapse]
from sources (4) [ collapse]
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Original strike reports
For July 23rd-25th the Coalition publicly reported no strikes in Deir Ezzor.
‘Sunday 24 July – a Reaper supported Syrian moderate opposition forces engaged with Daesh along the Mar’a Line…The following day [24 July], another Reaper flew over northern Syria to support Syrian moderate opposition forces fighting Daesh terrorists along the so-called Mar’a Line. The Reaper used a Hellfire missile to destroy a terrorist position which had been firing at the Syrians. The Reaper then used its sensors to locate a second position, which was successfully struck by another coalition aircraft.’