Yaqin reported civilians casualties following the bombardment of aircraft of the International Alliance on the areas of Rawah district, west of Anbar province.
There is only a single source for this incident, therefore information is presently limited.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the district of Rawa (راوه), for which the coordinates are: 34.461065, 41.9103527. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further
Attached to this civilian harm incident is a provisional reconciliation of the Pentagon's declassified assessment of this civilian harm allegation, based on matching date and locational information.
The declassified documents were obtained by Azmat Khan and the New York Times through Freedom of Information requests and lawsuits filed since March 2017, and are included alongside the corresponding press release published by the Pentagon. Airwars is currently analysing the contents of each file, and will update our own assessments accordingly.
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Feb 22, 2018
After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.
Original strike reports
For September 11th – 12th the Coalition reported “Near Rawah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two ISIS-held buildings.”