In an incident previously unknown to Airwars, according to a Coalition report, Sept. 19, 2016, near Kabaisa, Iraq: Report indicated civilians in a house were killed, but the only strike in the area that day was on a moving vehicle in a remote area.
Given reported British actions in the near region 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.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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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
Report indicated civilians in a house were killed, but the only strike in the area that day was on a moving vehicle in a remote area.
Original strike reports
For September 19th-20th 2016 the Coalition reported that “Near Ramadi, two strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit and a staging area and destroyed two heavy machine guns, a weapons cache, two command and control nodes, and two logistics hubs. Near Rawah, one strike destroyed an ISIL vehicle storage facility.”