Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI850

Incident date

September 18, 2017

Location

Huwaija, Kirkuk, Iraq

Geolocation

35.321848, 43.785152 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Local source Yaqin alleged civilians killed and wounded, following Coalition airstrikes on Hawija.

According to a well-informed source quoted in the report, “aircraft of the International Coalition bombed three sites in the industrial area of the province of Hawija”, the source added, the bombing resulted in the deaths of a number of dead and wounded and caused destruction in the areas. Yaqin reiterated the information in a later report.

No additional information is presently available.

 

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
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (2) [ collapse]

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For September 17th-18th the Coalition reported “Near Hawijah, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed five tunnel entrances, two command and control nodes, a vehicle, a weapons cache, and a generator.“

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (2) [ collapse]