Local sources reported that 13 civilians were killed in addition to 8 ISIL fighters following alleged Coalition airstrikes on residential areas within the district of Al Qa’im in western Anbar Province, next to the Iraqi-Syrian border.
All three sources reporting the incident alleged that the Coalition was responsible.
No further details were available.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (3) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention multiple neighbourhoods in the city of Al Qaim (القائم). Due to limited information and satellite imagery available to Airwars, we were unable to verify a precise location. However, the generic coordinates for the city of Al Qaim (القائم) are: 34.3957715, 40.9943684.
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Mar 28, 2018
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 July 15th-16th, the Coalition reported: “Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed a vehicle.”