Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI836

Incident date

August 30, 2017

Location

Al Qaim, Anbar, Iraq

Geolocation

34.365296, 41.062818 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Local media reported on the death of civilians following alleged US-Coalition airstrikes on Al Qaiem District.

According to Yagein, the aircraft launched two raids targeting residential neighbourhoods and the school of the Eastern Renaissance. The sources added that the bombing caused the destruction of a number of houses which led to deaths and injuries of civilians. All sources said the US-led Coalition was responsible for the attack.

Specifics regarding civilian casualties are currently unknown.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the Eastern Renaissance (النهضة الشرقية) school in Al Qaim. The coordinates for the Eastern Renaissance (النهضة الشرقية) neighbourhood are: 34.365296, 41.062818. Airwars assessment summary uses the coordinates for the neighbourhood, however, a possible location for the school is: 34.3702996, 41.0638154. Airwars is unable to verify the geolocation of the school.

  • Eastern Renaissance (النهضة الشرقية) neighbourhood, Al Qaim.

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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 August 29th – 30th the Coalition reported “Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed two front-end loaders and an ISIS fuel truck.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]