According to local media reported that at least 20 fatalities and several wounded occurred following alleged Coalition airstrikes on the city of Al Qaim, Anbar.
Yaqein quoted one press statement in which a police source specified that international coalition aircraft bombed the area of Hasayba market. This location, as well as the number of casualties, was confirmed by a second local report from Iraq-amsi.
In their August 2020 civilian casualty report, the US-led Coalition assessed reports that they were responsible for civilian harm in this strike as “non-credible”, stating that after a review of all available records it was determined that, more likely than not, civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition action.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (2) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the main market being struck in the town of Husaybah (الحصیبة). Due to the limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location of the main market. The generic coordinates for the town of Husaybah (الحصیبة) are: 34.391117, 40.986986.
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Aug 22, 2020
Oct. 13, 2017, in Al Qaim, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was determined that, more likely than not, the alleged civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition action. 2329/CI869 37SFU829078
Original strike reports
For October 12th – 13th the Coalition reported that “Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed a VBIED factory.”