A single source alleged that a Coalition strike at Kabisa City near Hit in Anbar had killed four civilians.
A Coalition report issued in December 2016 noted: “After a thorough review of the facts and circumstances of each alleged civilian casualty report, CJTF-OIR assessed that the following 12 reports received in October are non-credible. Non-credible means that at this time there is not sufficient evidence available to determine that, more likely than not, a Coalition strike resulted in alleged civilian casualties…. 2. Oct. 9, 2015, near Kabaisa, Iraq: Insufficient evidence available to determine credibility.”
In July 2017 it also added: “Oct. 9, 2015, near Al Kabisa, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contained insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.”
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
Dec 1, 2016
The report contained insufficient information on the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
Original strike reports
For October 8th-9th 2015 the Coalition reported that “Near Hit, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL HME resupply truck and an ISIL HME cache.”