According to the Euphrates Post, “the International Alliance targeted an oil tanker in the al Hazzam area in the city of Albuqmal and killed the driver immediately.”
The Step News Agency and the Shaam News Network also put the death toll at one and blamed the Coalition.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (3) [ 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 May 18th-19th, the Coalition reported: “Near Abu Kamal, five strikes destroyed 10 ISIS oil storage tanks, three ISIS well heads and an ISIS oil tanker.”
For May 19th-20th, the Coalition reported: "Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed three oil trucks.