Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI821

Incident date

August 2, 2017

Location

الكرابلة, Karabla, Anbar, Iraq

Geolocation

34.37695, 41.05442 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

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)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12 – 24
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    US-led Coalition, Unknown

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • A picture of Zaid Amer al-Rawi, injured after alleged Coalition airstrikes on Karabla, Qaem on August 2, 2017 (via @NewsofIraq4)
  • A picture of Hanaa Amer Saleh Tlaa al-Rawi, killed following alleged Coalition airstrikes on Karabla, Qaem on August 2, 2017 (via @NewsofIraq4)

Geolocation notes

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:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Open incident
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

No strikes were reported in the vicinity for August 1st-2nd.

Unknown Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12 – 24
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    US-led Coalition, Unknown

Sources (5) [ collapse]