Yaqin reported on the death of five civilians following US or Iraqi airstrikes on the district of Haweija, in the Tamim area.
A source reportedly told Yaqin, The Joint Air Force bombed several areas in Hawija district, killing five people. The source added: the shelling caused a state of terror among the population and caused the demolition of a number of houses for citizens.
A possibly more accurate location was documented in a report by Iraq News, which noted shells fired by US artillery on the villages of Al Zab district of Haweija, located in the area of Al Qaraj. However, Iraq News did not mention civilian casualties.
No further details are available at present.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention that the alleged Coalition airstrike targeted villages in the Al Zab subdistrict of the Hawijah district in the Tamim (Kirkuk) governorate. The coordinates for the Al Zab subdistrict are: 35.394648, 43.574524. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Jun 28, 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
For September 12th- 13th the Coalition reported “Near Hawijah, three strikes destroyed six ISIS tunnel.”