Two families including children were reported killed following a Coalition and Iraq government aircraft allegedly struck Rawa in a nighttime strike near the town’s Haji Osman mosque.
According to News of Iraq, names of four victims have been listed.
Reporting for this event and that below (at Akashat and Saada) remains confused.
Given reported British incidents in the area that day, Airwars flagged the incident to the UK’s MoD which said we can confirm that there was no UK involvement in the event.
In their May 2020 civilian casualty report, the US-led Coalition assessed reports that they were responsible for civilian harm in this strike as “non-credible”, stating that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area at that time.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (3)
- Khaled Hammad Ngelan Adult male Via news ofiraq3 killed
- Walid Khaled Hammad Ngelan male Via news ofiraq3 killed
- Hamed Khaled Hammad Ngelan male Via news ofiraq3 killed
- Muntasir Mohammed Rashid al-Rawi. Adult male Via news ofiraq3 killed
Sources (6) [ collapse]
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
May 1, 2020
Sept. 16, 2016, in Rawa, Iraq via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 3040/CI287 37SGU678185
Original strike reports
For September 16th-17th 2016, the Coalition reported no strikes at Rawa. However it did declare other strikes in Anbar province: “Near Hit, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed a building… Near Ramadi, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit and a staging area and destroyed a fighting position and a building.“