Local and press sources said that up to three civilians were killed, including one women and at least one child, and up to two others were injured after an unknown warplane struck a family working in their fields in Uzri village, close to the Tigris river, on the “road to the coast” in Tarmiyah district, north of Baghdad, at 3pm. Al Tarmiyah said that an unspecified number of women and children were also injured.
The Coalition later confirmed carrying out a rare targeted strike “near Baghdad” that day, though appears not to have been responsible.
A parliamentary delegation later visited the village to seek more information on the event. According to officials who spoke with Airwars, the strike was an Iraqi action which mistakenly resulted in the deaths of a woman named as the mother of Mohammed Al Karbuli along with her son Jassam. A second son Hazim was severely injured. The delegation recommended that the family be compensated.
In their monthly civilian casualty reports, the US-led Coalition has indicated that the credibility of this civilian harm allegation is in the process of being assessed.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (3)
- Mother of Mohammed Al Karbuli Adult female Mother killed
- Jassam Child male Son killed
- Hazim Age unknown male Son injured
Sources (6) [ collapse]
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Original strike reports
For February 20th-21st, the Coalition did not report any strikes near Baghdad.