Local media reported that an unspecified number of civilians were wounded in airstrikes on Al Bagouz by Iraqi warplanes.
Sound and Picture, Step News Agency and @Bukamal_Live all reported that “a number of civilians were wounded” by Iraqi warplanes.
It is important to note that by this stage of the conflict, that Iraqi air and artillery strikes against ISIS targets within Syria were generally being counted as Coalition actions – though with Baghdad still also conducting some unilateral actions.
No further details are currently available.
In the second of their September 2020 civilian casualty reports, the US-led Coalition assessed reports that they were responsible for civilian harm in this strike as “non-credible”, stating that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area at that time.
The incident was first reported on August 17, 2018 at 3:00 pm by .
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US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Sep 9, 2020
Aug. 16, 2018, in Al Baghouz, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 3181/CS1792 37SFU78615
Original strike reports
The military alliance publicly reported the following: “On August 16 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets. Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed one Daesh vehicle.”