Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI819

Incident date

August 1, 2017

Location

القائم, Al Qa'im, market, Anbar, Iraq

Geolocation

34.396667, 40.989444 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

Local press sources said that civilians were killed or injured by airstrikes on the market in Al Qaim district west of Anbar.

According to Iraq Akhbar, A number of civilians were killed and wounded by a bombing by international coalition aircraft of the market district of Qaim, west of Anbar.

Local sources said that the bombing targeted the market of the city of Qaim, which resulted in the deaths of a number of civilians and material damage in the shops. It is noteworthy that the city market is under the repeated bombardment of the aircraft of the International Alliance”.

However other sources did not say who was responsible for the bombing.

 

The incident was first reported on August 1, 2017 at 12:02 pm by Yaqein Agency (وكالة يقين للأنباء).

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    US-led Coalition, Unknown

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Al Qaim, Al Anbar Governorate (الانبار). Some sources mention a vegetable market in Al Qaim (سوق الخضره في القائم). Satellite imagery available to Airwars from October 2017 shows structural damage a vegetable market, for which the coordinates are: 34.396667, 40.989444

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For July 31st – August 1st , the Coalition reported: “Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two staging areas.“

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    US-led Coalition, Unknown

Sources (5) [ collapse]