In an incident not previously tracked by Airwars, the Coalition later confirmed the death of one civilian in an event near Al Qaim, Iraq.
Their December 2017 civilian casualty report noted: “During a Coalition strike which destroyed one ISIS VBIED production facility, two ISIS support buildings and ISIS weapons cache it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed.”
Airwars researchers later found one local source that also reported the bombing of three ISIS locations and seven cars.
In July 2019, the Coalition provided Airwars with the location of this incident, accurate to within a 100 metre box.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Prior to the Coalition releasing the MGRS for this incident, Airwars had geolocated it to the nearest city at 34.3957715, 40.9943684.
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Dec 28, 2017
Oct. 17, 2017 near Al Qaim, Iraq via self-report. During a Coalition strike which destroyed one ISIS VBIED production facility, two ISIS support buildings and ISIS weapons cache it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed.
Original strike reports
For October 16th-17th the Coalition stated that “Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed a VBIED factory.”