A member of ISIL was killed along with his wife and two children in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Al Mayadin, Deir Ezzor according to local media.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the victims died “when the rubble of a building fell on them while they were trying to get away in their car from the site of the bombing.”
According to RFS, “warplanes targeted, at dawn, the center of the rural revival and the arena of Fatima Zahra Hospital and the area near Al Noor mosque, along with residential buildings in the Corniche area and the vicinity of the Recovery Center. They killed an IS family, consisting of the member of IS, a woman and two children”.
Other sources also reported the Coalition carried out between six and 13 raids on Al Mayadin.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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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 June 9th-10th the Coalition reported no strikes in the vicinity.
For June 10-11th it was reported that strikes were carried out in near Deir Ezzor: "Near Dayr Az Zawr, eight strikes destroyed 23 ISIS oil tanks, three ISIS separation tanks, two ISIS wellheads, an ISIS-held building and an ISIS refinery."