In an incident not previously tracked by Airwars, CENTCOM reported on 13 September 2016 that non-combatants may have been killed or injured after a non-ISIL vehicle strayed into a strike kill box. “In a strike on Sep. 7, near Dayz Az Zawr, Syria, on an ISIL target, what appeared to be a non-military vehicle drove into the target area after the weapon was released from the aircraft,” CENTCOM reported.
Two months later it confirmed one civilian death, noting that “near Dayz Az Zawr, Syria, during a strike against an ISIL oil collection point, it is assessed that one civilian was killed after entering the target area after the aircraft released its weapon.”
No civilian deaths were reported at the time, though fierce clashes were reported on the day in the vicinity of Shadadah, including strikes by unidentified aircraft. Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered reported that “warplanes target al Sina’a and al Huweika neighbourhoods as well as the area surrounding the military airport and the southern entrance to the city.” Other strikes were reported at the al Hamidiya neighbourhood and at al Husseiniyah and the 7km area.
In July 2019 the Coalition provided Airwars with the location of this incident, accurate to within a 100 metre box.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Prior to the Coalition releasing the MGRS for this incident, Airwars had geolocated this to the nearest city at 35.3353632, 40.1380348
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Nov 9, 2016
September 7, 2016, near Dayz Az Zawr, Syria, during a strike against an ISIL oil collection point, it is assessed that one civilian was killed after entering the target area after the aircraft released its weapon.
Original strike reports
For September 7th-8th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Dayz Az Zawr, one strike destroyed four ISIL oil tanker trucks.”