A social media post said that a young student in Huwaija, Mohammed Ali, had received news of the death of his family. It was unclear whether this might relate to incident I662, which referred to the death of a family at al-Shajara.
The US-led Coalition was not blamed. There is no further information available at this time.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident only mention the town of Al Hawijah (الحویجه), in the south of Kirkuk province. The coordinates for this town are: 35.3240179, 43.77335.
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 27th – 28th the Coalition reported “Near Huwijah, four strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed six vehicles, an ISIS-held building, a command and control node, an ISIS staging area and a VBIED.”