Dozens of civilians were allegedly killed in airstrikes in Karabla, Qaem, local media reported – It was unclear who was responsible.
According to Yaqein, A number of civilians, including children, were killed and wounded after warplanes targeted al-Qa’im west of Anbar in light of continued attacks by joint forces supported by the international coalition. The warplanes targeted civilian houses in the Karbala district of al-Qaim district in western Anbar, Yaqein’s correspondent said, adding that The air strikes killed and injured a number of civilians, including children from one family. It is noteworthy that the joint forces and their militias supported by the international coalition aircraft are carrying out a suffocating siege against the areas they are trying to storm and indiscriminate bombing, which kills dozens of civilians, mostly women and children.
Anbar Voice reported that dozens of civilians died in a bombing by warplanes in the areas of Karbala and Alsnjk and Al-Amin district of the province of Qaim. It didn’t identify the planes.
Qaem City Today named the two victims, one young girl killed and the wounding brother.
In their monthly civilian casualty reports, the US-led Coalition has indicated that the credibility of this civilian harm allegation is in the process of being assessed.
The incident was first reported on August 2, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Sajnjl (السجنجل).
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
Sources (5) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the town of Karabla (الكرابلة), Qaem district (مدينة القائم), Anbar Governorate, for which the coordinates are: 34.37695, 41.05442. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Original strike reports
No strikes were reported in the vicinity for August 1st-2nd.