Local press said a number of civilians were killed following airstrikes on Karabla in Qaem district, west of Anbar province.
It was alleged by sources that the strikes killed a number of owners of car maintenance shops after they targeted the industrial district. The US-led Coalition was not blamed for the attack, however, nor were any other faction.
Qaim.City9 identified one civilian casualty by name.
No additional details are presently available.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Haji Riad Hassan Nafilah Adult male Via Qaim City9 killed
Sources (4) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the industrial neighbourhood in the town of Karabla (القائم). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location of this neighbourhood, however, the generic coordinates for the town of Karabla (القائم) are: 34.37695, 41.05442.
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 19th – 20th the Coalition reported “Near Al Qaim, two strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters and a weapons storage area.”