Local sources reported that six civilians were killed and several others were wounded in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Anah, in the west of Anbar province.
In a suggestion that the deaths were caused by the Iraq Air Force, Saad Awad – the mayor of Anah district – reportedly called on the government’s air force “to be more accurate and cautious with their airstrikes within the judiciary; because they target civilians more than the Islamic State.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (1) [ collapse]
Attached to this civilian harm incident is a provisional reconciliation of the Pentagon's declassified assessment of this civilian harm allegation, based on matching date and locational information.
The declassified documents were obtained by Azmat Khan and the New York Times through Freedom of Information requests and lawsuits filed since March 2017, and are included 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
Nov 29, 2018
After a review of available information and the strike video, it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike
Original strike reports
For April 10th-11th the Coalition did not report strikes near Anah, yet it did for elsewhere in Anbar province: “Near Rawah, one strike destroyed an ISIS tactical vehicle and destroyed an anti-air artillery system.”