According to several sources, a married couple identified by name were reported killed in central al Qaim following a Coalition or Iraq Air Force strike.
According to al Qaim News, the Iraqi air force killed the couple in Qaim district. Al Grbia Al Hadath said the couple died when their home at al Huseiba in central al Qaim was struck. It did not attribute responsibility.
Yaqein instead referred to the Shelling of aircraft, International Alliance, which targeted residential areas of Qaim, west of Anbar, and the deaths and injuries of civilians.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Bashir Karim Dhiab al-Kubaisi and Adult male Via Alqiam news killed
- The wife of Bashir Karim Dhiab al-Kubaisi Adult female Via Alqiam news killed
Sources (4) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the town of Husaybah (الحصیبة), for which the coordinates are: 34.391117, 40.986986
Attached to this civilian harm incident is the Pentagon's declassified assessment of this civilian harm allegation, obtained by Azmat Khan and the New York Times through Freedom of Information requests and lawsuits filed since March 2017, 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
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 October 1st-2nd 2017, the Coalition has publicly reported no strikes in the vicinity.