Local residents and press sources said that seven civilians were killed and seven injured after alleged Coalition airstrikes targeted Cairo neighbourhood in Ana, in the west of Anbar province. While Iraqi Spring blamed the Coalition, the other two sources also mentioned the Iraqi forces.
Yaqein reported that “Seven civilians were killed and seven others were injured on Monday night when a government and international bombardment targeted a residential neighborhood in western Anbar province, the cities of which are under daily bombardment, resulting in civilian deaths and injuries and the destruction of homes and infrastructure.” It spoke of “intense aerial bombardment” on the district of Cairo in the city of Ana.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (3) [ collapse]
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Nov 30, 2017
After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
Original strike reports
For March 19th-20th the Coalition did not publicly report strikes in Anbar province.