Between two and four civilians including a child died when a water tanker was struck in Coalition strikes at M’eizileh, according to multiple reports.
VDC named two of the victims who it said died as a result of warplane shelling by international forces.
The reported fatalities may have been confused with reports at nearby al Salhiya which was also struck in a Coalition raid (see above.)
In their May 2020 civilian casualty report, the US-led Coalition assessed reports that they were responsible for civilian harm in this strike as “non-credible”, stating that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area at that time.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
Sources (19) [ collapse]
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
May 1, 2020
Sept. 14, 2016, in Meizileh, Syria via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 3044/CS312 37SFU336314
Original strike reports
For September 13th-14th the Coalition reported that “Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed five ISIL supply routes.”