In an event previously unknown to Airwars, an internal CENTCOM review of a Coalition strike on an ‘ISIL weapons assembly area’ at Hawijah identified a possible issue. According to the report, “ISR imagery showed that an unintentional potential ClVCAS may have occurred. Unidentified and unexpected personnel were seen IVO [in the vicinity of] the detonations. CAOC is assessing.“
A more detailed assessment of weapon system video led to a determination that casualty claims were “not credible.”
Airwars researchers have identified no reports of civilians killed that day, although there was news of heavy fighting in Hawijah itself as ISIL fighters retreated from outlying villages.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (2) [ collapse]
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
May 1, 2015
Strike ISR imagery showed that an unintentional potential CIVCAS may have occurred. Not credible based on closer review of WSV