Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI815

Incident date

July 27, 2017

Location

القائم, Al Qa'im, Anbar, Iraq

Geolocation

34.3957715, 40.9943684 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Residents and press sources said that 13 civilians were killed and others injured by alleged Coalition airstrikes which reportedly targeted houses in the Qaim district, west of Anbar.

Yaqein reported: Coalition aircraft bombed areas in the city of Qaim (350 km west of Ramadi), causing extensive damage, a press source said in a statement.

The shelling killed more than 13 civilians and injured several others, the source said.

Rawa named seven victims who were killed in the incident.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Family members (2)

  • Mohand Almadad Age unknown male Via Rauh Ala Mowaed al-Naser FB page killed
  • Malak Amjad Sufi Child female Via Rauh Ala Mowaed al-Naser FB page killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    13
  • (1 child2 women2–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention that the alleged Coalition airstrikes targeted residential buildings in the city of Al Qaim (القائم). Due to limited information and satellite imagery available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location of these buildings. The generic coordinates of the city of Al Qaim (القائم) are: 34.3957715, 40.9943684.

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Non credible / Unsubstantiated
    Insufficient information to assess that, more likely than not, a Coalition strike resulted in civilian casualties.
  • Reason for non-credible assessment
    No Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    near al Qaiem, Iraq
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • May 31, 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

US-led Coalition

For July 26th-27th, the Coalition reported: “Near Rawah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a malfunctioning piece of Coalition equipment and a vehicle.“

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    13
  • (1 child2 women2–3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (4) [ collapse]