Sharqiya Voice reported that “Abu Al Zabir al Maghribi, responsible for buying weapons from the locals in what is called al Furat State, was killed along with seven other people after they were targeted by the International Coalition in a raid on Al Bahra desert in eastern Deir Ezzor countryside.”
No further details are currently available – and the combatant status of the seven victims is unclear.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (1) [ collapse]
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
Jan 25, 2018
After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
Original strike reports
For April 30th-May 1st, the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, four strikes destroyed four ISIS well heads.”
For Mays 1st - May 2nd, the Coalition reported: "Near Dayr Az Zawr; three strikes destroyed 12 ISIS fuel tankers, an ISIS well head, and an ISIS oil pump"