An alleged Coalition strike at Hit in Anbar resulted in the deaths of four named civilians.
Hit News reported that Coalition strikes hit the area around the Khaled Saadoun mosque and a nearby industrial district “resulting in the deaths of a number of innocent citizens.”
In the first of their March 2020 civilian casualty reports, the US-led Coalition assessed reports that they were responsible for civilian harm in this strike as “non-credible”, stating that after a review of all available records it was determined that, more likely than not, civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition action.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Saif Hassan Thabit Izz al-Din Age unknown male killed
- Hassan Thabit Adult male Father of Saif Hassan Thabit Izz al-Din injured
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US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Mar 25, 2020
Dec. 30, 2015, in Hit, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was determined that, more likely than not, civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition action. 2875/CI171 38SKC966242
Original strike reports
The Coalition reported that on December 29th-30th 2015, “Near Hit, one strike struck an ISIL VBIED storage facility.”