At least one civilian was killed and several others were injured in alleged Coalition airstrikes on Al Muntafa’a neighbourhood in Bokros Tahtani, to the east of Deir Ezzor.
One local source, Qasioun, reported that two civilians were killed, meanwhile, Step News Agency reported that three people died as a result of the airstrikes, but were the only credible reports to specify a higher casualty rate.
Al Hadath Today said that 23 people were killed, but that figure is unsupported by other reports and is believed to be stated in error.
One male casualty was named as Obeid al Khalif al Kardouche, nicknamed Abu Khawla, by a number of local reports. No other names were reported.
A total of six sources alleged that the Coalition was responsible, whereas the rest did not apportion blame.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Obeid al Khalif al Kardouche Age unknown male killed
Sources (13) [ 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
Feb 22, 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 12th-13th, the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, seven strikes destroyed five ISIS oil tanks, three ISIS well heads, a tactical vehicle and an ISIS tank.”
For June 13th-14th, the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed nine ISIS oil storage tanks, two ISIS well heads and a vehicle.”