According to multiple reports, an alleged Coalition airstrike on Hawijah resulted in at least 13 civilian deaths.
Al Jazeera reported that 16 died in the incident, which it attributed to the Coalition. The Al Amaq Agency (which often distributes Islamic State propaganda) reported that 13 civilians died in a ‘Coalition strike’ while 11 were injured. Local reporter Hamid Hadeed claimed that a family of six were among the dead. Images from the impact site appear to show significant damage to a building.
Responding to a request for clarification about possible involvement given declared UK strikes in Kirkuk province that day, the MoD told Airwars that “after extensive research, we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the alleged event.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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US-led Coalition Assessment:
Original strike reports
The Coalition reports that on January 25th-26th 2016 “Near Al Huwayjah, one strike suppressed an ISIL mortar position.”