Aftermath of a Coalition airstrike near Raqqah, Syria January 5th 2016, which may have killed three civilians (via Raqqah Is Being Slaughtered Silently)
Aftermath of a Coalition airstrike near Raqqah, Syria January 5th 2016, which may also have killed three civilians (via Raqqah Is Being Slaughtered Silently)

Reported civilian and ‘friendly fire’ deaths from Coalition airstrikes January – June 2016

Alleged events for July to December 2016 are now listed here

Listed are all known reports for January to June 2016 – via generally credible sources unless otherwise indicated – of non-combatant and ‘friendly fire’ deaths allegedly caused by the Coalition. We include locations, dates and reported casualty numbers, as well as the names of victims where known. Also cross-referenced are any known US or allied airstrikes in the vicinity – and any coalition response to a reported incident.

Some photos have been masked because of their graphic content. Masks will disappear when your cursor is placed over them. We explain our grading system here. You can find our complete 2014 and our 2015 casualty reports here. Casualty claims relating to Russian actions can be found here.

Airwars monitors media and social media sites in both Iraq and Syria for claims of coalition-inflicted casualties. We also collate reports from regionally-focused monitoring groups which can include:
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
Syrian Network for Human Rights
Syria Violations Documentation Center
Raqaa is Being Slaughtered Silently
Iraq Body Count
UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI)
Bellingcat
(geolocation of strikes)

Please note that this is an evolving dataset, which reflects our latest current understanding of any particular event. Records are subject to change.

Alleged events for July to December 2016 are now listed here

January 2016

January 1st 2016: Hit and Thaiyala, Anbar province, Iraq
Summary: Local sources said that airstrikes – possibly by the Coalition – had struck civilians in Hit and Thaiyala in Anbar province, resulting in deaths and injuries of multiple civilians including women and children.

Face Iraq reported that 12 bodies of civilians were later evacuated from Thaiyala, “killed in bombings which had resulted in the deaths of women and children.”
The dead were later named as Ismail Taha Hussein Amiri and nine of his family, along with Ashjan Taha Ismail Darraji and a woman named as Yana.

Civilians reported killed: 12
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Iraqi Spring Media Centre, Iraqi Spring Media Centre (2), Face Iraq [Arabic], Al Anbar News [Arabic], Hit News [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair, though no Coalition strikes publicly reported nearby. Possibly contested.
Coalition position: No Coalition strikes were publicly reported at Hit. More broadly in Anbar, it was noted for January 1st-2nd 2016 that “Near Ramadi, five strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed seven ISIL fighting positions, six ISIL heavy machine gun positions, three ISIL buildings, an ISIL vehicle, cratered two ISIL-used roads, and denied ISIL access to terrain.

Bodies of the family are removed following an airstrike on January 1st 2016 (via Al Anbar News)
Bodies of the al Amiri family are removed following an airstrike on January 1st 2016 (via Al Anbar News)

 

January 5th-6th 2016: Ar Raqqah, Al Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: Airstrikes reportedly targeted the Water Foundation building on the outskirts of Raqqah around midnight, killing an employee of the organization and two building guards according to the Syrian Observatory (which did not attribute the strike to any particular party.)
Other sources made no mention of casualties, although a propaganda video released by Daesh appeared to show damage to adjecent homes and shops.

Civilians reported killed: 0-3
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Al Amaq Agency [Arabic], Raqqah is Being Slaughtered Silently – photos [Arabic], Daesh propaganda – Al A’maq [Arabic], Bellingcat geolocation,
Quality of reporting: Fair – though unclear if civilians were killed
Coalition position: For January 5th-6th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, one strike struck an ISIL headquarters building.”

Aftermath of an apparently confirmed Coalition strike January 5th, which may have killed three non-combatants (via Raqqah Is Being Slaughtered Silently)
Aftermath of an apparently confirmed Coalition strike January 5th, which may have killed three non-combatants (via Raqqah Is Being Slaughtered Silently)

 

January 6th 2016: Koroh Kozak, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: A number of reportedly moderate Syrian forces were killed and injured after an alleged Coalition night time strike in aid of beseiged forces accidentally struck friendly lines.
According to the Shaam News Network, ISIS had assaulted “the headquarters of Syria’s democratic forces east of the Euphrates River” at Koroh Kozak in Aleppo governorate.
When Coalition aircraft came to their aid, “Coalition planes had targeted friendly forces by mistake, killing and injuring a number of them while ISIS had withdrawn safely.”

Friendly forces reported killed: 2 or more
Reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Shaam News Network [Arabic], Syrian Mirror [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: The Coalition declared a number of strikes in Aleppo governorate for January 6th-7th 2015, noting that “Near Manbij, 14 strikes destroyed 24 ISIL fighting positions, four ISIL buildings, suppressed an ISIL vehicle’s movement, and denied ISIL access to terrain.”

 

January 7th: Samarra Dam, Salah el Din province, Iraq
Summary: There were claims that a Coalition strike in the vicinity of the Samarra Dam had caused an unknown number of friendly fire casualties. No further details are presently available.
Friendly forces reported killed: Unknown
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Al Maqa Agency [Arabic], Iraqi Revolution [Arabic]
Quality of reporting: Weak – with few details at present
Coalition position: There were no publicly reported strikes by the Coalition in the vicinity of Samarra for either January 6th-7th 2016 or January 7th-8th.

 

January 7th: Hit, Anbar province, Iraq
Summary: Local media service Hit News claimed that Coalition airstrikes had struck a residential building in Hit. No further details are presently available.

Civilians reported killed: Unknown
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Hit News [Arabic], News of Iraq [Arabic]
Quality of reporting: Weak – with few details at present
Coalition position: For January 6th-7th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Hit, two strikes struck an ISIL VBIED factory.”
There were no public reports of actions at Hit for January 7th-8th
.

 

January 7th-8th 2016: Khuzaymah, Al Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: Eight children and three women were widely reported killed, in what most sources claimed to be a Coalition airstrike.

While Raqqah is Being Slaughtered and Radio Alkul did not attribute the attack, the Syrian Observatory blamed the Coalition: “Eight children and three citizen women were killed in a bombing by the international coalition’s warplanes on Khuzaymah village at the northern countryside of Al-Raqqah city, which is witnessing clashes between Syrian Democratic Forces against the “Islamic State.” The eight bodies of the children were brought to hospitals in Al-Raqqah city, while the bodies of the women were buried.”
Civilians reported killed: 11-12, including 8 children and 3 women
Reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Raqqah Is Being Slaughtered Silently [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Arabi 21 [Arabic], Al Raqqah Post [Arabic], Radio Alkul [Arabic], Eldorar [Arabic], Zaman al Wassil [Arabic], Local Coordination Committees in Syria [Arabic], Qasioun [Arabic]
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: The Coalition declared a strike in the vicinity of Ayn Isa, Al Raqqah governorate for January 7th-8th 2016: “Near Ayn Isa, two strikes destroyed three ISIL fighting positions and suppressed a separate ISIL fighting position.”

 

January 8th-9th: Ramadi, Anbar province, Iraq
Summary: Some local media reported that two families consisting of 14 civilians were killed in an unattributed airstrike on Sofiya in Ramadi. While Yaqen also reported that 14 civlians had died, it blamed the deaths on Iraq Army artillery.
Civilians reported killed: 14

Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Iraqi Spring Media Centre, Iraqi Revolution [Arabic], Yaqen [Aerabic]
Quality of reporting: Contested, unlikely
Coalition position: The Coalition noted significant activity in the vicinity for January 8th-9th 2016: “Near Ramadi, six strikes struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed 21 ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL sniper positions, two ISIL recoilless rifles, an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) facility, two ISIL weapon caches, and denied ISIL access to terrain.”

 

January 8th-9th: Tikrit, Salah el Din province, Iraq
Summary: Nine pro-government Shia militia were killed in what was initially reported as a Coalition drone strike. However, it was later revealed that the ‘friendly fire’ incident was instead the result of a strike by an Iraq Army drone, most likely a Chinese-supplied CH-4.
The error occured when elements of Asaeb Ahel Al Haq – a part of the popular mobilization army – came under fire from ISIS forces at Spyker base north of Tikrit. An airstrike was called in to assist, but the air attack at 10.45pm instead hit friendly troops. Shia forces at first blamed the US-led Coalition, complaining that the site of the strike was 2km away from any combat with ISIS.
Deputy Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki ordered a full inquiry into the incident. However, it was soon revealed by official spokesman for the Ministry of Defense Naseer Nouri that the air strike had in fact been carried out by an Iraqi drone. The Army had taken delivery of a number of Chinese-made CH-4s a year earlier, with the first known strike taking place on December 6th 2015.
Friendly forces reported killed: 9
Reported injured: 14
Sources: Waradana [Arabic], Iraq News [Arabic], Face Iraq [Arabic], Iraq News (2) [Arabic], Iraqi Revolution [Arabic], Shafaaq [Arabic], Al Sharqiya [Arabic], Waradana (2) [Arabic], Background – Aero History,
Quality of reporting: Disproven
Coalition position: The Coalition declared no strikes at Tikrit for January 8th-9th 2016.

The first known drone strike by the Iraq Army took place December 6th 2015 at Ramadi

 

January 9th 2016: Al Shafaka farm west of Ayn Issa, Al Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: A strike by aircraft reportedly killed five civilians, who were named by Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered as Khalaf Al A’sskar and his two sons, his daughter and his niece.
Most sites did not identify the perpetrators, although Syria News attributed the attack to Russia, while Ara News said it was a Coalition action.

Civilians reported killed: 5, including 2 women
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Raqqah Is Being Slaughtered Silently [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Syria News [Arabic], Al Araby al Jadid [Arabic], Ara News [Arabic], Rebels Brigade of Raqaa [Arabic], Syria Newsdesk [Arabic], Jissr TV [Arabic]
Quality of reporting: Contested – Russian, Coalition or Assad regime strike
Coalition position: The Coalition confirmed an event in the vicinity for January 9th-10th 2016, noting that “Near Ayn Isa, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed four ISIL buildings.”
Russia noted the following for January 1st-10th 2016In the course of [the first] 10 days of the year 2016, the Russian aircraft have performed 311 combat sorties engaging 1097 objects in the Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Damascus, Deir ez-Zor, Hasakah, Daraa, and Raqqah provinces.

 

January 11th 2016: Slouk, Al Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: A civilian man named as Hmaid al Agha was reported by VDC as having been killed at Slouk in a Coalition airstrike. The website Al Sharq al Arabi also listed Mr al Agha as killed, though did not attribute responsibility.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Violations Documentation Center, Al Sharq al Arabi [Arabic]
Quality of reporting: Weak – little information at present
Coalition position: The Coalition reported one strike nearby in Al Raqqah governorate for January 11th-12th 2016: “Near Ayn Isa, one strike wounded an ISIL fighter.”
For January 10th-11th it was also reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes [2 British] struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL cranes.

 

January 11th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: At least one civilian was killed in a confrmed Coaltion airstrike on an ISIL-controlled bank in central Mosul. The attack was aimed at destroying millions of dollars of terror cash – with US officials prepared to accept up to 50 civilian casualties to achieve their objective, according to CNN.
Two massive 2,000lb bombs were used to destroy the bank in a dawn (or 8am) strike, according to anonymous US officials. The attack was timed to present the least risk to non combatants, since the bank was “in an area where civilians are also located, and there was a significant risk of civilian casualties.” Aerial shots released by Iraq’s NRN News show the bank in a heavily built up neighbourhood. Even so, Pentagon officials told CNN’s Barbara Starr that they were willing to accept dozens of civilian casualties to achieve their goal.
A husband and wife who lived next to the building died in the attack, while six other locals were reportedly injured. Daesh propaganda footage suggests extensive damage to the surroubnding area.
Some local media reported instead that the target of the strike was not the bank, but a Daesh judge known as Abu Ayyub, who had just moved into a requisitioned building two doors away. According to one local source who contacted Airwars, “the US version offered by CNN appears incorrect, as there appears to have been little money stored at that bank.” Instead according to MRN, the bank handled securities identification and transactions for retirees and civilian staff.
CENTCOM officially admitted civilian casualties on April 22nd 2016, reporting: “On Jan. 11, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, during a strike on five ISIL individuals guarding an ISIL cash distribution station, it is assessed that one civilian was killed and five were injured.

Civilians reported killed: 1-4, including 1 woman, and 5 Daesh militants
Reported injured: 5-6
Sources: CNN, NRN News [Arabic], GRAPHIC NRN News (2) – photos [Arabic], MNB [Arabic], Daesh propaganda footage – strike aftermath and rescue operation, MNB (2) [Arabic], Iraq News [Arabic], MNB (3) [Arabic], NRN News (3) [Arabic], CENTCOM, Airwars,
Quality of reporting: Fair, with event itself confirmed by Coalition
Coalition position: CONFIRMED CASUALTY EVENT
The Coalition noted at the time that on January 11th-12th 2016, “Near Mosul, strikes struck… an ISIL cash distribution center

A civilian victim of a Coalition strike January 11 2016, which targeted millions of dollars in a daesh-controlled bank (via NRN News)
GRAPHIC A civilian victim of a Coalition strike on Mosul January 11 2016, which targeted millions of dollars in a Daesh-controlled bank (via NRN News)

 

January 14th 2016: Between Tikrit and Alam (Salah el-Din) and Udeim (Diyala province), Iraq
Summary: So called Islamic State claimed that there were two separate ‘friendly fire’ incidents in two separate provinces, in which Coalition forces allegedly struck Iraq Army troops.
Daesh controlled media reported thatthe international coalition mistakenly bombed a convoy of Iraqi forces on the road between Tikrit and Alam.”
And on the same day, Daesh also asserted that “Coalition aircraft mistakenly bombed a site held by the Iraq Army with two missiles, in a village near Udeim in Diyala.”
Friendly forces reported killed: Unknown
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Al Maq Agency (1) [Arabic], Al Maq Agency (2) [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Weak, possibly Daesh propaganda
Coalition position: According to the Canadian MoD, on January 14th 2016two CF-18 Hornets successfully struck an ISIL fighting position northeast of Tikrit using precision guided munitions.” However, a spokesman firmly rejected any claim that Canada’s aircraft might have been involved in a ‘friendly fire’ event, telling Airwars: “The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has no indications to suggest that friendly forces were harmed or killed as a result of the airstrike by CF-18 Hornets northeast of Tikrit on January 14, 2016. The CAF is aware that ISIL distributes videos and images with the deliberate intent of spreading misinformation in pursuing their objectives.  As such, it is important to question the credibility of any such products distributed by ISIL.
This airstrike eliminated an ISIL fighting position, reducing the threat posed by ISIL to civilians and members of the Iraqi security forces. The CAF remains committed to supporting Iraqi security forces in order to bolster their efforts to fight ISIL and defend their country
.”
No Coalition strikes were publicly reported in Diyala province between January 13th-15th 2016
.

 

January 14th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: There were effectively single-source claims that an alleged Coalition strike on a Mosul court killed 33 civilians who had been detained on petty charges by so-called Islamic State. Three judges also reportedly died.
According to Al Mustaqbal, the Coalition targeted “a former Social Welfare Department building” which now functions as a court. The three judges were named as Mohsen Allawi Afri, Walid Rashid and Ghaith Saher Rashidi.
The site also said the attack had killed “33 civilian detainees, mostly young people from Mosul who were under investigation by the court.
Responding to a request for clarification about possible involvement given declared UK strikes near Mosul that day, the MoD told Airwars that “after extensive research, we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the alleged event.
Civilians reported killed: 36

Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Al Mustaqbal [Arabic], NINA [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Weak – presently single source
Coalition position: According to the Coalition, for January 14th 2016 “Near Mosul, seven strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units, an ISIL headquarters, and an ISIL improvised explosive device (IED) factory and destroyed eight ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL heavy machine guns, two ISIL vehicles, nine ISIL assembly areas, two weapons caches, an ISIL bunker, an ISIL command and control node, and suppressed an ISIL rocket position.

 

January 16th 2016: Tell Yara, Bashiqa, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: A spokesman for the Kurdish Democratic Party (KDP) stated that 12 civilians were injured in a Coalition airstrike on the village of Tell Yara in Bashiqa, north of Mosul.
Ghiyath Alsurja, a media official with the KDP, told reporters that the Coalition had targeted Daesh facilities in the village 17km north of Mosul, killing a number of enemy fighters. But he added that “12 people from the village were also injured.”
Civilians reported killed: 0
Reported injured: 12
Sources: Face Iraq [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair – single though credible named source
Coalition position: The Coalition reports that for January 16th-17th 2016 “Near Mosul, 10 strikes struck seven separate ISIL tactical units and an ISIL-used culvert and destroyed three ISIL vehicles, 34 ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL weapons caches, three ISIL assembly areas, three ISIL bunkers, and wounded two ISIL fighters.”

 

January 17th-18th 2016: Ar Raqqah, Al Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: According to the Union of Hassakah Youth, an adult male non-combatant named as Ammar Al Khayran was killed in a Coalition strke on Raqqah. According to the group, the victim “came from Mabrouka in the western countryside of Rass Al Ain.” Other sites also reported his death, which was additionally claimed for both January 17th and January 19th.
According to Ara News, in an evening strike the international Coalition targeted “three locations near Raqqa city with a drone, which led to the destruction of a tactical unit belonging to Daesh.” Citing Raqaa is Being Slaughtered, the article also reported that there had not as yet been any reports of civilian casualties from the event.

Civilians reported killed: 1
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Union of Hassakah Youth [Arabic], Ara News [Arabic], Syrian Human Rights Committee [Arabic], Committees for the Defence of Democracy Freedoms and Human Rights in Syria [Arabic], Kurdish Front [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Weak – presently confused reporting
Coalition position: The Coalition reports for January 17th-18th 2016 that “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes [1 British] struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL underground facility.”
There were no published reports of strikes in Raqaa city for January 18th-19th, though the Coalition did note that “Near Ayn Isa [Al Raqqah governorate], two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.”

 

January 18th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local sources claimed that 11 civilians were killed and 6 others wounded, after Coalition aircraft allegedly targeted cars in the Exhibitions area east of Mosul.
According to the National Iraqi News Agency, residents in the city’s Exhibitions area said the casualties occured when aircraft fired on vehicles: “The bodies of civilians were handed over to the forensic medicine department, while those injured were taken to hospitals in Mosul.”
Al Mustaqbal also noted the event, though their story appears to be based on NINA’s report.
Al Araby said that 10 civilians died in the event while a further 11 were injured, noting that local sources “did not know whether the bombing had inflicted casualties (on Daash) or not.”
Responding to a request for clarification, the UK MoD told Airwars: “There is no credible indication of potential UK involvement” in the alleged event of January 18th.

Civilians reported killed: 10-11
Reported injured: 6-11
Sources: NINA [Arabic], Al Mustaqbal [Arabic], Al Araby [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: The Coalition reported for January 18th-19th 2016 that “Near Mosul, five strikes [1 British] struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL headquarters and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun, four ISIL fighting positions, and an ISIL cash collection point.

 

January 20th 2016: Ramadi, Anbar province, Iraq
Summary: The Iraqi Spring Media Centre claimed that “Coalition fighters” had struck civilians in north west Ramadi, killing 13 civilians and injuring a further 18.
Certain News described the alleged Coalition strike as ‘retaliatory’ though gave no further details, while noting that there was also significant material damage to civilian houses in the area.
Responding to a request for clarification about possible involvement given declared UK strikes near Ramadi that day, the MoD told Airwars: “We cannot make any definitive assessment of possible UK presence from the evidence you have provided, but I can confirm that there was no indication of any civilian casualties in our own detailed assessments of the impact of each of our strikes over the period concerned.”

Civilians reported killed: 13
Reported injured: 18
Sources: Iraqi Spring Media Centre, Iraqi Spring Media Cenre (2) [Arabic], Certain News [Arabic], Iraqi Revolution [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Reasonable
Coalition position: The Coalition reported heavy strike activity in the area for January 19th-20th 2016:Near Ramadi, six strikes [2 British] struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL mortar system, three ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL RPG system, two ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED), an ISIL building, two ISIL heavy machine guns, an ISIL tunnel entrance, two ISIL petroleum oil and lubricant trucks, an ISIL front end loader, suppressed an ISIL mortar system, and denied ISIL access to terrain.”
For January 20th-21st, CJTF-OIR reported: “Near Ramadi, five strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL VBIED, an ISIL home-made explosives (HME) cache, an ISIL staging area, an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL building, an ISIL petroleum oil and lubricant truck, and cratered an ISIL-used road.”

 

January 21st 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local sources claimed 10 civilians were killed and 20 injured in alleged Coalition strikes on Mosul.
According to anti-government site Yaqen, “the international airline alliance this morning carried out several air strikes” in central Mosul which in turn killed 10 civilians and ‘substantially damaged’ a number of homes.
Meanwhile the pro-government site Al Rassid made no mention of civilian casualties, noting only that up to 25 fighters with Daesh were killed wghen ‘gatherings and strongholds’ of the terror group were struck.

Civilians reported killed: 10
Reported injured: 20
Sources: Yaqen [Arabic], Al Rassid [Arabic], Almada Press [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: The Coalition reported for January 20th-21st 2016 that “Near Mosul, three strikes destroyed nine ISIL assembly areas, an ISIL weapons cache, two ISIL command and control nodes, and five ISIL fighting positions.”
And for January 21st-22nd 2016, it was reported that “Near Mosul, six strikes struck an ISIL-used bridge and two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions and suppressed an ISIL mortar position.

 

January 21st 2016: Abu Teban, Hit, Anbar province, Iraq
Summary: Local sources claimed Coalition airstrikes had struck residential homes in Abu Teban village in Hit, west of Ramadi, resulting in the deaths of eight civilians and the injuring of a further 18 – described as mostly women and children.
Responding to a request for clarification about possible involvement given declared UK strikes between Ramadi and Haditha that day, the MoD told Airwars that “after extensive research, we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the alleged event.

Civilians reported killed: 8
Reported injured: 18
Sources: Iraqi Revolution [Arabic], Iraqi Spring Media Centre, Iraqi Spring Media Centre (2),
Quality of reporting: Presently weakly reported
Coalition position: The Coalition publicly reported no strikes on Hit between January 20th-22nd 2015. However it did confirm carrying out a combined total of eleven airstrikes ‘near Ramadi’ on those dates.

January 22nd 2016: Ar Raqqah, Al Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: There were claims by some of a wedding convoy hit in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Raqqa on the evening of January 22nd. Al Jazeera instead said that “an unmanned drone targeted a car belonging to IS near Bab Baghadad east of the town.”
The event, which took place in the Baghdad Bab neighbouorhood of the city, was alleged by some to have killed 25 or more people “including women and children.” However these casualty claims may relate to Russian airstrikes which also reportedly hit the city that day.
So-called Islamic State – which issued what it said was a post-strike video – was quick to accuse the US of responsibility for the attack on a ‘wedding convoy.’
However the Coalition did not publily declare any strikes on the city that evening. Responding to Airwars, a CJTF-OIR spokesperson stated: “As per the daily strike release on Jan. 23, there were no strikes conducted near Raqqah on Jan. 22.”

Civilians reported killed: 25
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently – photos [Arabic], Al A’amaq – Daesh propaganda video, Al Jazeera [Arabic], Shaam News Network [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Contested, possibly false
Coalition position: The Coalition did not publicly report any strikes in Raqaa for January 22nd-23rd 2016, later confirming to Airwars this was the case.

A vehicle said to have been part of a wedding convoy, bombed in alleged Copalition strike on Ar Raqqa January 22nd 2016 (via Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently)
A vehicle said to have been part of a wedding convoy, bombed in alleged Coalition strike on Ar Raqqa January 22nd 2016 (via Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently)

January 26th 2016: Hawijah, Kirkuk province, Iraq
Summary: According to multiple reports, an alleged Coalition airstrike on Hawijah resulted in at least 13 civilian deaths.
Al Jazeera reported that 16 died in the incident, which it attributed to the Coalition. T
he Al Amaq Agency (which often distributes Islamic State propaganda) reported that 13 civilians died in a ‘Coalition strike’ while 11 were injured. Local reporter Hamid Hadeed claimed that a family of six were among the dead. Images from the impact site appear to show signficant damage to a building.

Responding to a request for clarification about possible involvement given declared UK strikes in Kirkuk province that day, the MoD told Airwars that “after extensive research, we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the alleged event.
Civilians reported killed: 13-16
Reported injured: 11
Sources: Iraqi Revolution [Arabic], Al Amaq Agency (Daesh-linked) [Arabic], Shafaqna [Arabic], Independence News [Arabic], Al Jazeera tweet [Arabic], Hamid Hadeed tweet [Arabic], Bellingcat geolocation,
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: The Coalition reports that on January 25th-26th 2016Near Al Huwayjah, one strike suppressed an ISIL mortar position.”
And for January 26th-27th it was also reported that “Near Al Huwayjah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit
.”

January 27th 2016: Shadadi, Al Hassakah governorate, Syria
Summary: Four civilian men – three from the same family – were named as killed by ‘Coalition air force shelling’ near Shadadi, after earlier reports of aircraft from the western alliance circling over the town. The death toll was later raised to 10 by some sources.
According to Qasioun the deaths occured after Coalition aircraft struck the Kabiba oil wells: “Several fuel tanks owned by civilians were left burning.”
The Violations Documentation Centre identified four of the victims as:
Mohammad Hosain al-Hajini

Bashar Hosian al-Hajini
Qosai Hosain al-Hajini
Saleh al-Mowafaq
Civilians reported killed: 4-10
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Violations Documentation Centre, Al Hassakah Network [Arabic], Union of Hassakah Youth [Arabic], Qasioun [Arabic], Zamanalwsi [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For January 26th-27th 2016, the Coalition publicly reported that “Near Al Hasakah, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.”
There were no public reports of strikes in Al Hassakah governorate on January 27th-28th
.

 

January 28th 2016: Ajajah village, Al Hassakah governorate, Syria
Summary: Up to ten civilians were killed including two children, following an airstrike strike on the village of Ajajah. The attack was initially attributed to the Coalition. However later reports blamed the deaths on Russia.
According to the Syrian Observatory “Two children and a man were killed and others injured in bombing by warplanes believed to be from the international coalition. They targeted areas in Ajajah village, which is controlled by so called Islamic State.
The Union of Hassakah Youth also initially blamed the attack on the Coalition, though later said Russia was responsible: “At about 13:00 Russian MiGs carried out a raid on Al Mafrak road connecting the villages of Ajaja and Al Hadadiya – targeting a filtering stations for crude oil and fuel sale points with two raids five minutes apart.
A Russian mig, white in colour, flew at low altitude. The first raid coincided with regime helicopters flying south to Deir Ezzor and the second raid coincided with the return of another helicopter coming from Deir Ezzor heading north. The two raids and the helicopters flying coincided with coalition planes flying in the skies of the area.”
Some of the dead and injured were named as:
Amjad Hammadi Al Rayyah from Ajajah
Mouayed Hammadi Al Rayyah from Ajajah
Mohammad Amin Adnan Al Awwad, 10 years old from Ajajah
Fadi Hussein Al Jaseem [pictured below] from Ajajah
Two unnamed members of the Al Bourahma clan
Three unnamed brothers from the al Hazeem clan
Among ten people reported injured (some seriously) were Mohammad Saleh Al Haj Adnan Al Awwad; Adnan Al Jalwi Abu Farouq; Khalaf Al Hanshouli Abu Mayyada; Hammadi Al Warda; Kassar Al Habboud; the wife and son of Razzak Al Habboud; Wahij Maher al Awwad; and Hammoudi Hussein Al Jassem.
Three more civilian bodies were recovered from the scene on February 1st.
Civilians reported killed: 9-12, including 1-2 children
Reported injured: 10
Sources: Hassakah Network [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Qasioun [Arabic], Union of Hassakah Youth [Arabic], Union of Hassakah Youth (2) [Arabic], Union of Hassakah Youth (3) – with photos [Arabic], Violations Documentation Centre, Union of Hassakah Youth (4) [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (2),
Quality of reporting: Contested – either Coalition or Russia
Coalition position: There were no public reports of Coalition strikes in Al Hassakah governorate on January 27th-28th.
For January 28th-29th the Coalition reported that “Near Al Hasakah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and suppressed an ISIL checkpoint.”
In a report covering the period January 25th-February 1st 2016, Russia made no public mention of strikes in Al Hassakah governorate.

Victim xxx (via Union of Hassakah Youth)
Victim Fadi Hussein al Jaseem (via Union of Hassakah Youth)

January 29th 2016: Al Dadat near Manbij, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: A young child was killed in either a Coalition or a Russian airstrike near Al Dadat, on the road to Jarablus.
Ara News blamed the attack on Russia, while Shaam News and Halab Today among others said the US-led Coalition was responsible.

Civilians reported killed: 1, a child
Reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Ara News [Arabic], Ouruba [Arabic], Cham Times [Arabic], Manbij Co-Ordinating Committee [Arabic], Halab Today [Arabic], Body Homs [Arabic], Revolutionary Forces of Syria [Arabic], Shaam News Network [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Contested – either Coalition or Russian strike
Coalition position: For January 28th-29th 2016 the Coalition reported that “Near Manbij, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL building.”
For January 29th-30th the Coalition reported no strikes in the vicinity of Manbij, though did report strikes in both Mar’a and Washiya – both in Aleppo governorate.
In a report covering the period January 25th-February 1st 2016
, Russia confirmed carrying out a number of strikes in Aleppo governorate, though gave few further details.

February 2016

February 2nd 2016: Al Ghazili near Ayn Isa, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: In a previously unknown casualty event, CENTCOM confirmed on April 22nd 2016 that one civilian was killed during a US airstrike at Al Ghazili near Ayn Isa.
According to the official release, “On Feb. 2, 2016, in Al Ghazili, Syria, near Ayn Isa, during a strike on an ISIL vehicle, it is assessed that one civilian was killed after unexpectedly driving into the target area after weapons were already in flight.
Our researchers have so far not been able to locate any additional reports relating to this incident.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: CENTCOM, Airwars,
Quality of reporting: Confirmed
Coalition position: CONFIRMED CASUALTY EVENT
At the time, the Coalition reported for February 2nd-3rd 2016 that “Near Ayn Isa, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

 

February 4th 2016: Hit, Anbar province, Iraq

Othman Nasser Al Khairi Abdul Rahman
Othman Nasser Al Khairi Abdul Rahman

Summary: It was reported by several sources that a Coalition air strike had hit the Qalqah area of Hit City, resulting in the deaths of up to six civilians and the wounding of 11 others, most of them women and children.
Photographs obtained by the Iraqi Spring Media Center appeared to show significant damage, with a number of collapsed homes. One of the civilians killed was later named as Othman Nasser Al Khairi Abdul Rahman.
Responding to a request for clarification about possible involvement given declared UK strikes ‘around Ramadi and Fallujah’ that day, the MoD told Airwars that “after extensive research, we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the alleged event at Hit.
Civilians reported killed: 5-6
Reported injured: 8-11
Sources: Iraqi Revolution [Arabic], Iraqi Spring Media Center, Iraqi Spring Media Center (2) – photos of damage, Hit News [Arabic], Al A’maq Agency (close to Daesh) [Arabic], Iraqi Spring Media Center (3), Hit the City of Peace [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair – though no Coalition strike publicly reported in the vicinity
Coalition position: No Coalition strikes were publicly reported at Hit between February 3rd-5th 2015, although a total of seven airstrikes were reported at nearby Ramadi.

Site of an alleged Coalition airstrike February 4th 2016, which reportedly killed 6 civilians (via Iraqi Spring Media Center)
Site of an alleged Coalition airstrike at Hit on February 4th 2016, which reportedly killed 6 civilians (via Iraqi Spring Media Center)

 

February 6th 2016: Ramadi, Anbar province, Iraq

A Ramadi home allegedly destroyed in a lethal Coalition strike February 6 2016 (via Yaqen)
A Ramadi home allegedly destroyed in a lethal Coalition strike February 6 2016 (via Yaqen)

Summary: There were reports that two or three civilian homes in Al Bosaleh village east of Ramadi were struck by the Coalition in the morning, killing at least 17 civilians – including up to 13 from the Alibohvd clan.
Yaqen included a reported image (right) of one of the destroyed homes. However, the site also suggested that the Iraq Army may have been responsible for the fatalities,

Civilians reported killed: 17-21
Reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Iraqi Revolution [Arabic], Anbar My Home [Arabic], Yaqen Agency [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: The Coalition has confirmed a number of strikes in the vicinity on February 5th-6th 2016: “Near Ramadi, three strikes struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed five ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL heavy machine guns, an ISIL recoilless rifle, and an ISIL fuel transporter, six ISIL weapons caches, an ISIL command and control node, an ISIL front end loader, and an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) facility.
For February 6th-7th the Coalition also reported that “Near Ramadi, three strikes [1 Canadian] struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL recoilless rifle, an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED), an IED cluster, an ISIL staging area, two ISIL bed down locations, and an ISIL weapons cache.

 

February 10th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary:
A reported Coalition evening strike on a Daesh pickup truck also killed at least seven civilian forced labourers, according to reports. The event took place in the main street area of Karama, a neighbourhood to the east of Mosul.
NRN News said that the civilians were being used by Daesh as forced labourers to demolish graves in the city. At the time of their deaths “they were on their way back to prison before their release.”
Civilians reported killed: 7-10, and 3 Daesh fighters
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: NRN News [Arabic], MNB News [Arabic], Almada Press [Arabic], Shafaqna [Arabic], 
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For February 10th-11th 2016, the Coalition confirmed it had targeted a vehcle in the city, reporting that “Near Mosul, three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL checkpoint, seven ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL vehicle, and an ISIL assembly area.

February 10th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: 
An alleged Coalition targeted strike on a secret ISIL medical facility reportedly killed 16 doctors, seven Daesh fighters and an unspecified number of patients according to a single source.
According to NINA, “the international Coalition carried out airstrikes in eastern Mosul which targeted a secret hospital for Daesh elements. The attack killed 16 Daesh doctors including Iraqis and Syrians, in addition to killing 7 ISIL members and their patients who were asleep at the hospital – which was in a big house.”
Civilians reported killed: 16, and 7 Daesh fighters
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: National Iraqi News Agency [Arabic], 
Quality of reporting: Weak with non combatant status of victims unclear
Coalition position: For February 10th-11th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL checkpoint, seven ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL vehicle, and an ISIL assembly area.

 

February 13th 2016: Mahalabiya, west of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Three children reportedly died in an alleged Coalition strike on the village of Mahalabiya, to the west of Mosul.
An anonymous source cited by Face Iraq complained that there was “constant indiscriminate shelling on the villages and areas of the city of Mosul, under the pretext of the presence of criminal elements from Daesh.”
Civilians reported killed: 3 children
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Face Iraq [Arabic], Hathalyoum [Arabic], Forataen [Arabic], 
Quality of reporting: Weak – effectively single source
Coalition position: For February 12th-13th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, five strikes struck three ISIL tactical units and destroyed 11 ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL excavator, and an ISIL vehicle.”
And for February 13th-14th it was reported that “Near Mosul, 12 strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units, an ISIL headquarters, two ISIL financial storage centers, and two ISIL financial distribution centers and destroyed 12 ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED).

February 15th 2016: Al Qaim, Anbar province, Iraq
Summary: As many as nine civilians were killed in a night time Coalition airstrike at Al Qaim.
While the US has conceded three deaths, o
ne site referred at the time to “nine dead along with destruction of civilian property, due to heavy strikes by the international Coalition at midnight yesterday on the city of Al Qaim.”
In a statement issued July 28th 2016, CENTCOM reported: “On February 15, 2016, near Al Qaim, Iraq, during a strike on an ISIL staging area, it is assessed that three civilians were killed.”

Civilians reported killed: 3-9
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Hamid Hadeed tweet [Arabic], Syrian Revolution General Intelligence Dept [Arabic], CENTCOM release, Airwars, Stars and Stripes,
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED CASUALTY INCIDENT
Coalition position: For February 15th-16th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL bunker.

 

February 15th-16th 2016: Al Shadadi, Al Hassakah governorate, Syria
Summary: Reported airstrikes by the Coalition or possibly Russia on al Shadadi between midnight and dawn struck a bakery in the city killing at least 15 civilians, according to multiple reports.
Shaam News and the Syrian Network said the civilians died in a Coalition strike as they queued to buy bread at Auto Bakery, although other sources said those killed were bakery staff.
Al A’maq Media (close to Daesh) initially blamed the attack on Russia but later noted: “
Correction: a Source to al A’maq: the raids that destroyed the bakery of Shadadi killing 15 of its staff was carried out by international coalition planes, not Russian planes.” The VDC attributes the attack to Russia.
In a lengthy report [in Arabic] on the attack, the Damascus Center later cited eyewitness Nabila um Khaled:We were standing in front of the oven waiting to get the bread, everyone present was a civilian. The day before we didn’t leave the house for fear of bombing from the air… We looked to the sky and saw three or more planes flying in the air, their color almost cyan [light blue]. After less than a minute we started to tell each other that we had to leave the place and run away, because the aircraft were flying at low altitudes. But we did not have time to move. After less than a minute, as I said what we saw was a rocket hit the oven building where people were lined up. Those at the front of the line are the victims who died in the massacre. My sister and I were standing at the back, I was hit by shrapnel, and my sister was left in a serious condition, though she is now improving.”
The Coaliton later appeared to confirm it had carried out strikes in the vicinity, saying it had destroyed ‘an ISIL building’ near Al Hassakah. Heavy airstrikes had been recorded in the town in preceding days, given an imminent ground assault to recapture Al Shadadi from Daesh. In contrast, Russia did not publicly report carrying out airstrikes in Al Hassakah governorate.
Ten adult civilian male dead were later named as:
Yousef Anwar
Mohammad Anwar
Taha Khleif
Mohammad al-Haboud
Ahmad al-Mekhlef
Mahmoud Mustafa al-Khallouf
Ala’a Hussain Dkheil al-Kreiei

Qahtan al-Alawi al-Suleiman [pictured]
Taha Ajaj [pictured]
Louai Jazzar [pictured]

The Daily Beast later reported that “U.S. Central Command, which leads the U.S. military in the Middle East, is investigating the latest allegations of civilian deaths to determine if they are credible and conduct a proper military investigation, Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, told Pentagon reporters during a briefing Thursday….Brown said he could not say whether the coalition was conducting strikes at the same time residents were alleged to have come under attack, but he noted that coalition forces “have been striking that area for the past several days.”’
Civilians reported killed: 15-28, including 4 children andf 1 woman
Reported injured: 15-24
Sources: Al A’amaq (1) [Arabic], Al A’amaq (2) [Arabic], Shaam News Network [Arabic], Reuters, Syrian Network for Human Rights, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (2), Syrian Network for Human Rights (2), Syrian Network for Human Rights (3), Al A’Amaq (3) – video of bomb site, victim recovery and reported eyewitnesses, Shaam News Network (2) [Arabic], Shaam News Network (3) [Arabic], GRAPHIC Hassakah Youth Movement (1) – body of Alaa Hussain Dkheil al-Kreiei, Hassakah Youth Movement (2) – Kahtan Al A’lawi Al Sleiman, Hassakah Youth Movement (3) – Taha Ajaj and Louai Jazzar, Hassakah Youth Movement (4) [Arabic], Orient News [Arabic], Omar al Shami blog [Arabic], Daily Beast, Zaman al Wasl [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (3), AFP [Arabic], Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies [Arabic], Al Bawaba [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights (4) [English] [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair, although one source claims the strike was by the Assad regime
Coalition position: For February 15th-16th 2016, the Coalition reports that “Near Al Hasakah, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL building.”
In its weekly report Russia made no public mention of airstrikes in Al Hasskah, noting that “On February 10-16, aircraft of the Russian aviation group in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 444 combat sorties engaging 1593 terrorists’ objects in the provinces of Deir ez-Zor, Daraa, Homs, Hama, Latakia and Aleppo
.”

Kahtan Al A’lawi Al Sleiman (via Hassakah Youth Movement)
Kahtan Al A’lawi Al Sleiman (via Hassakah Youth Movement)
Taha Ajaj and Louai Jazzar (via Hassakah Youth Movement)
Taha Ajaj and Louai Jazzar (via Hassakah Youth Movement)

February 16th 2016: Ar Rayhaniyah, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: In a previously unreported incident, CENTCOM issued a statement on July 28th 2016 aying that it had injured a civilian during an airstrike: “On February 16, 2016, in Ar Rayhaniyah, Iraq near Mosul, during a strike on an ISIL vehicle, it is assessed that one person was injured along the side of the road.”
The report suggests that the US’s post strike assessments had identified the casualty.
Civilians reported killed: 0
Reported injured: 1
Sources: CENTCOM release, Airwars, Stars and Stripes,
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED CASUALTY INCIDENT
Coalition position: For February 15th-16th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL bunker.
And for February 16th-17th, it had reported that
“Near Mosul, four strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL supply cache and suppressed an ISIL mortar position.”

 

February 17th 2016: Al Jayer, Abd al Aziz Mt, Al Hassakah governorate, Syria
Summary: An airstrike targeted a local taxi killing ten civilians according to sources – although there was disagreement over whether the Coalition or Russia was responsible.
According to the Hassakah Youth Movement, “the Hyundai belongs to Hussein Morei Al Atiya [who died in the attack]. Mr Atiya transports villagers to Al Hassaka on a daily basis to the goat market in the city.” It added that five of those who died were from the Al Addad family – who had recently been detained by Daesh and were only released that day.
Shaam News noted: “Activists said an anonymous aircraft believed to belong to the international alliance targeted a civilian car in a village in the area of Abd al Aziz mountain on its way to the city of Hasaka. This resulted in the deaths of ten civilian passengers and the injuring of others.”
The Syrian Network, the VDC and All4Syria instead blamed Russia.
In a detailed later report, the Damascus Center later noted: “At approximately 9:35am on Wednesday February 17 2016, the skies of  South Hasaka witnessed a squadron of fighter jets, the colours of which were white and dark white – thought by activists in the field and observers to be Russian aircraft.
Six victims were named including 2 children:
Abd al-Aziz al-Addad Abu Shahin aged 60
Faysal Abd al-Aziz al-Addad 35
Mohammad al-Hamdo 19
Rageb al-Attalah 16
Ahmad al-Hwail 14
Hosain Morei al-Atia [driver]
4 unnamed civilians from al Jayer

Civilians reported killed: 10, including 2-3 children
Reported injured: 5
Sources: Shaam News Network [Arabic], Violations Documentation Center, Hassakah Youth Movement (1) [Arabic], Hassakah Youth Movement (2) [Arabic], Hassakah Youth Movement (3) [Arabic], All4Syria [Arabic], Daily Beast, Shaam News Network [Arabic], Siraj al Hasskawi blog [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (2), Radio Al Kul [Arabic], Al Jissr [Arabic], Syria Press Centre [Arabic], Smart News [Arabic], Syrian Human Rights Committee – list of dead [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic], Al Arabi al Jadid [Arabic], AFP [Arabic], Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies [Arabic], Al Bawaba [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights (4) [English] [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For February 16th-17th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Al Hasakah, four strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL vehicles, four ISIL buildings, and an ISIL fighting position.
And for February 17th-18th it reported that “Near Al Hasakah, four strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL building
.”
Russia has so far published no report summarisng strikes on this date.

Local TV station al Jissr covers heavy bombings in Al Hassakah (4’36) February 18th

 

February 17th 2016: Al Hazim village nr al Hawl, Al Hassakah governorate, Syria
Summary: According to the Hassakah Youth Movement, “
International Coalition planes have carried out several raids along the front lines south west of Al Hawl and targets in the village of Al Hazim. There are reports of the martyrdom of several civilians.
Shaam News also reported that Coalition airstrikes in support of Kurdish forces “led to the deaths of a number of civilian martyrs in Al Hazim.”

Civilians reported killed: 2 or more
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Hassakah Youth Movement [Arabic], Daily Beast, Shaam News Network [Arabic], Siraj al Hasskawi blog [Arabic], Al Araby Al Jadid [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For February 16th-17th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Al Hasakah, four strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL vehicles, four ISIL buildings, and an ISIL fighting position.
And for February 17th-18th it reported that “Near Al Hasakah, four strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL building
.”

 

February 17th 2016: Hit, Anbar province, Iraq
Summary:
Local sources claimed Coalition or Iraqi government aircraft struck the Sina’i, Bakir and Jame’iya neighbourhoods in Hit district, western Anbar, resulting in the deaths of 2 or 3 civilians and the injuring of 5 more.
Daesh-linked Al A’amaq said the strikes were the work of the Coalition. The Iraqi Spring Media Center did not specify whether the aircraft were Iraqi or Coalition, while Yagen said the attacks were the work of the Iraq Army.  
Civilians reported killed: 2-3
Reported injured: 5
Sources: Al A’amaq Agency [Arabic], Hit News [Arabic], Hit News (2) [Arabic], Iraqi Spring Media Center, Yagen [Arabic], Haji Zafar blog [Arabic], Hit the City of Peace [Arabic], Al Araby [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For February 16th-17th 2016, the Coalition reported no airstrikes in the near vicinity of Hit.
And for February 17th-18th
it also made no public mention of strikes near Hit.

 

February 17th-18th 2016: Villages of Al Hadadiya, Tayrkham and Al Haleel nr Al Shadadi, Al Hassakah governorate, Syria
Summary: Alleged Coalition airstrikes on three or four Daesh-controlled villages killed 15 civilians including three children, according to both the Syrian Observatory and the Hassakah Youth Movement.
In a later report, the Damascus Center noted: “O
n the afternoon [of Wednesday 17th February 2016), planes likely to be the Coalition launched more than ten air strikes, affecting several civilian sites in the countryside of southern Hassakah including houses inhabited by unarmed civilians. More than 40 civilians died and nearly 70 were wounded, with the following towns south of Hassakah targeted: (Traykham,  Al Hadidiya, al Madina, Al Khalifa “Gouna”, Alhalil, Abu Vichke, Umm Hajra, Al’ammo, Alhoiesh “Albu Frio”).
Blogger Siraj al Hasskawi later issued the names of those he said had died:

Al Haleel village
Mr. Ali Zirro
His wife Hassa al Owaid Al Modhi
Mr. Ahmed Ali Zirro
His wife Sabha Abdullah al Da’as
The family of Ahmad al A’keel
The family of Hammoud al A’keel
Hanan Hammoud Al A’keel (child)
Abdul al Samad al Saleh (child)
The family of Ayed Zeib

Tayrkham village
The entire Tahmaz Family
The family of Khalaf Al Hussein
The family of Hamdan Khalfan al Ali

Abu Fishke village
Adour al Hamdan’s family

Al Hadadiya village
The home of Ibrahim Al-Ahmad

Al Immo village
Two unknown families

Civilians reported killed: 15-40, including 3 or children and 2 or more women
Reported injured: 70
Sources: AFP [French], Hassakah Youth Movement [Arabic], Daily Beast, Siraj al Hasskawi blog [Arabic], Omar al Shami blog [Arabic], Siraj al Hasskawi blog – names of victims [Arabic], Shaam News Network [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (1), Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (2) [Arabic], Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies [Arabic], Al Bawaba [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For February 17th-18th the Coalition reported that “Near Al Hasakah, four strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL building.”
And for February 18th-19th the Coalition reported: “Near Al Hasakah, four strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed five ISIL vehicles and two ISIL fighting positions.

 

February 18th 2016: Markada, Al Hassakah governorate, Syria
Summary: The Hassakah Youth Movement was among a number of sources reporting civilians killed by the Coalition at Al Markada, saying Coalition aircraft had struck a medical facility: “News in regarding people martyred following international Coalition bombing of the hospital in Markada.”

Civilians reported killed: 2 or more
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Local activist Omar al Shadadi [Arabic], Hassakah Youth Movement [Arabic], Daily Beast, Shaam News Network [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights,
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For February 17th-18th the Coalition reported that “Near Al Hasakah, four strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL building.”
And for February 18th-19th the Coalition reported: “Near Al Hasakah, four strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed five ISIL vehicles and two ISIL fighting positions.

 

February 18th 2016: Al Dashisha, Al Hassakah governorate, Syria
Summary: Two civilian brothers named as Farhan and Adnan Ali Khodar were reported killed after their motorbike was struck in an alleged Coalition airstrike.
According to trhe Damascus Center, the two brothers were buried together.
Civilians reported killed: 2
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Hassakah Youth Movement [Arabic], Daily BeastSyrian Observatory for Human Rights, Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies [Arabic], Al Bawaba [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For February 17th-18th the Coalition reported that “Near Al Hasakah, four strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL building.”
And for February 18th-19th the Coalition reported: “Near Al Hasakah, four strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed five ISIL vehicles and two ISIL fighting positions.

 

February 18th 2016: Al Jareer, Al Hassakah governorate, Syria
Summary: According to reports up to nine civilians died in the village of Al Jareer 4km east of Al Shadadi, after a Coalition aircraft allegedly struck a vehicle.
According to the Union of Hassakah Youth Movement, most of those who died were women.
Ara news cited a local man it named as Hamid Al Abdullah: “The eight civilians were killed yesterday, most of them women in the bombing targeted a car they were traveling in the village of Jareer which is under the control of IS. Two women were seriously injured and were transferred to the National Hospital Hasakah, after suffering fractures in the pelvic area.” According to Abdullah, those in the car had been fleeing Coalition airstrikes elsewhere.
Civilians reported killed: 9, including 5 or more women
Reported injured: 2
Sources: Union of Hassakah Youth Movement [Arabic], Omar al Shaddy blog [Arabic], Daily BeastSyrian Observatory for Human Rights, Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies [Arabic], Al Bawaba [Arabic], Ara News [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For February 17th-18th the Coalition reported that “Near Al Hasakah, four strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL building.”
And for February 18th-19th the Coalition reported: “Near Al Hasakah, four strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed five ISIL vehicles and two ISIL fighting positions.

 

February 18th 2016: Al Shadadi, Al Hassakah governorate, Syria
Summary: Multiple civilian sites in the city were allegedly targeted by Coalition F-16s and F-15Es according to reports, reportedly leading to the deaths of 12 civilians.
According to the Damascus Center, “According to field information, the raids were carried out by white and blue/gray fighter planes on civilian areas inhabited by displaced persons from Dayr ez Zawr, Aleppo and Hassakah. Those areas struck inclyuded:
– Ina’ash al Reef clinic – the only health center in the city of Shadadi
– Al Tahrir secondary school
– A’llawi al Saleh school for basic education
– Mohammad al Faress school for basic education.
– al Amal school for basic education.
– The municipal building and the building of the former Socialist Arab Baath Party operating in the town
– The former Building Directorate of the region (of the internal security forces in Syria)
Civilians reported killed: 12
Reported injured: 32
Sources: Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies [Arabic], Al Bawaba [Arabic], Ahmad Awwad – local activist [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For February 17th-18th the Coalition reported that “Near Al Hasakah, four strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL building.”
And for February 18th-19th the Coalition reported: “Near Al Hasakah, four strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed five ISIL vehicles and two ISIL fighting positions.

 

February 18th 2016: Ar Rutbah, Anbar province, Iraq
Summary: As many as 26 civilians were reported killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike in the vicinity of Ar Rutbah, in Anbar province.
A video released by Daesh-linked Al A’amaq showed an apparent ‘double tap’ strike, when the location was again bombed shortly afterwards.
The Yagen agency reported that “aggressive Coalition strikes killed ten civilians and wounded 25 others, including women and children.” Al Araby placed the death toll at 26 civilians killed, including 9 children.
Al Araby cited
Colonel Mohammad Obeid, from the Anbar Operations Command: “Yes, we received information talking about the killing of civilians, air raids carried out by the international coalition, western Anbar”, noting that he also described the incident as “unfortunate.”
Imad al-Dulaimi, the exiled mayor of the town, was also reported as saying three missiles struck Ar Rutbah which between them led to the death and injuy of 30 civilians: “It has become irrational, demolishing a home… and killing our people for just a handful of these armed men.
Among those civilians named as killed were:
Omer Subhi Hamid Faraj
Ahmed Minawer
Saoddy Bin Abu Shakoor and his family
Salah Jubyer Kaddouri Agnyen
Among those reported injured were Bin Majeed Auda Alwar and his brother.
Civilians reported killed: 12-26, including up to 9 children and 6 women, and 15 Daesh

Reported injured: 25
Sources: Yagen [Arabic], Yagen News (2) [Arabic], GRAPHIC Al A’amaq – Secondary strike and multiple victims, Al A’amaq (2) [Arabic], Al Araby [Arabic], Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic], Haji Zafar blog [Arabic], Fallujah News Now [Arabic], Face Iraq [Arabic].
Quality of reporting: Possibly contested. No Coalition strikes publicly reported nearby
Coalition position: For February 17th-18th the Coalition reported a number of airstrikes in Anbar, though none publicly at Ar Rutbah.
For February 18th-19th the Coalition reported airstrikes at Hit and Ramadi.

Ar Rutbah, February 18 2016 - where up to 26 civilians were killed in alleged Coalition strike
Ar Rutbah, February 18 2016 – where up to 26 civilians were killed in alleged Coalition strike

 

February 18th 2016: Fatha north of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary:
Four civilians were reported killed and two injured during an alleged Coalition strike on the village of Fatha north of Mosul according to Al Araby, which said the bodies were transfered to a local morgue.
No additional information is presently available.
Civilians reported killed: 4

Reported injured: 2
Sources: Al Araby [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Weak – presently single source
Coalition position: For February 17th-18th the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, one strike produced inconclusive results.”
And for February 18th-19th the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, four strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL weapons storage facility and destroyed 12 ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL excavator, and an ISIL vehicle
.”

 

February 20th 2016: عامرية الفلوجة Ameriat al Fallujah, Anbar province, Iraq
Summary:
Ameriat Al Fallujah council complained that a mistaken strike by unspecified aircraft had hit a civilian house in the village 17km south of Fallujah, which resulted in the death of one civilian and the injuring of 7 others.
According to Shaker Mahmoud, head of the council, the strike hit a house in the Heramat Amiriyah district. He also complained that “the region is controlled by Iraqi security forces and tribesmen.”
Responding to a request for clarification about possible involvement given declared UK strikes in the vicinity of Ramadi that day, the MoD told Airwars that “after extensive research, we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the alleged event at Ameriat al Fallujah..
Civilians reported killed: 1-2

Reported injured: 7
Sources: Face Iraq [Arabic], Al Taghier TV [Arabic], News of Iraq [Arabic], Anbar Network [Arabic]
Quality of reporting: Fair – though unclear whether the Coalition or Iraq was responsible
Coalition position: On February 19th-20th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Fallujah, one strike destroyed an ISIL anti-air artillery piece.
No strikes were publicly reported near the city for February 20th-21st.

One civilian died and seven were injured in a February 20 strike near Fallujah by unidentified aircraft (via Iraq News)
One civilian died and seven were injured in a February 20th strike near Fallujah by unidentified aircraft (via News of Iraq)

 

February 23rd 2016: Al Bahsa, Al Hassakah governorate, Syria
Summary: Two civilian males named as Ahmad Salem Al A’tiya and Issa Turky Al Sulayman died in an alleged Coalition strike on a car in the village of Al Bahsa, west of al Shadadi.
Al Jazeera also noted the event: “
In Hassakah northeast Syria, activists reported the fall of two dead and several wounded in air raids on the village of Al Bahssa west of Shadadi in raids by the international coalition, where there are battles between IS and democratic forces of Syria, led by Kurdish People’s Protection Units.”
Civilians reported killed: 2
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Al Hassakah Youth Movement [Arabic], Shaam News Network [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic], Al Jazeera [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For February 22nd-23rd 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Al Hasakah, five strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed six ISIL buildings and suppressed two ISIL sniper positions and two ISIL fighting positions and damaged an ISIL building.
And for February 23rd-24th it stated: “Near Al Hasakah, three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL buildings, an ISIL mortar system, an ISIL fighting position, and suppressed a separate ISIL mortar system.

 

February 24th 2016: Al Bukamal, Dayr ez Zawr governorate, Syria
Summary: A civilian named as Luqman Watani Al Zarzour was among up to four oil workers who died in an alleged Coalition or Russian strike on Al Bukamal, according to reports.
The attack on an oil refinery and the al Sina’a industrial area was attributed by most observers to the Coalition, while the VDC said it was Russia.
Civilians reported killed: 1-4
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic and English], Violations Documentation Center, White Helmets, Dayr ez Zawr Observer [Arabic], Al Jisr Satellite TV [Arabic], Syrian Rebels Gathering [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic], Dayr ez Zawr 24 [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (2) [Arabic], Dayr ez Zawr is Being Slaughtered Silently [Arabic], Dayr ez Zawr is Being Slaughtered Silently (2) [Arabic], Qasioun [Arabic], Alaan TV [Arabic], Zaman Masdar [Arabic], Dayr ez Zawr 24 (2) [Arabic], Syrian Network For Human Rights report [Arabic] [English],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For February 24th-25th 2016 the Coalition noted: “Near Abu Kamal, two strikes struck an ISIL modular refinery and an ISIL gas and oil separation plant.

Luqman Al Zarzour (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
Luqman Al Zarzour (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)

 

February 25th 2016: Al Qayyarah/ Shura area, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary:
Local sources claimed that at least 13 and as many as 46 civilians from ‘ISIS families’ – including children and women – were killed when their bus was bombed between Qayarrah and Shura south of Mosul as it was trying to cross the Iraqi-syrian border. The bodies were reportedly transferred to the Forensic Medicine institution in Mosul.
According to reports the terrorist group hs been evacuating family members from Mosul to Syria in anticipation of a governbment assault.
There was some confusion in reporting. Kitabat said that 13 civilans from one family were killed, along with 46 Daesh militants. However NINA said members of eight Daesh families died.
Civilians reported killed: 13-46

Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Kitabat [Arabic], NINA [Arabic], 
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For February 24th-25th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, nine strikes [1 British] struck two separate ISIL tactical units, an ISIL improvised weapons factory, an ISIL IED factory, an ISIL mortar factory, and an ISIL VBIED facility and destroyed seven ISIL fighting positions, and ISIL vehicle, an ISIL light machine gun, and suppressed an ISIL mortar position.”
And for February 25th-26th, it was reported that “Near Mosul, one strike destroyed five ISIL fighting positions
.”

 

February 25th-26th 2016: Al Mayadeen, Dayr ez Zawr governorate, Syria
Summary: Two adult civilian males named as Adnan Abd al-Wahab al-Bonaia al-Jasem and Ahmad Dalf al-Saleh were reported killed in al Mayadeen in an alleged Coalition airstrike.
No additional details are presently known.

Civilians reported killed: 2
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Zaman Masdar [Arabic], Qasioun [Arabic], Violations Documentation Center,
Quality of reporting: Weak – presently few details
Coalition position: The Coalition reports one strike in the governorate for February 25th-26th 2016: “Near Abu Kamal, two strikes struck an ISIL petroleum, oil, and lubricant separation vessel and an ISIL gas and oil separation plant and crude oil collection point.”

 

February 26th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary:
Local sources reported that up to 5 civilians died, including children, when more than 30 Daesh fighters were killed and injured in alleged Coalitions strike on the Mayer garage near Baghdad Street in eastern Mosul.
According to NRN News the night time attack targeted 40 trucks being used by Daesh to transport goods between Syria and Iraq. But five non-combatants also died. Among those injured in a second strike were members of the local civil defence force attending the scene.
A propaganda video later released by Al A’amaq showed significant destruction at the site, along with a number of dead and injured civilians.
Responding to a request for clarification about possible RAF involvement given declared strikes at Mosul that day, the UK MoD told Airwars: “There is no credible indication of potential UK involvement” in the alleged event of February 26th.
Civilians reported killed: 3-5, and 30 Daesh fighters

Reported injured: 9-11
Sources: GRAPHIC NRN News [Arabic], FoIraq [Arabic], Al A’maq – post strike video, Al A’Amaq Agency [Arabic], Iraqi Revolution [Arabic], Iraqi Spring Media Center, Yaqen [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For February 26th-27th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, seven strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL assembly areas, five ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL VBIED facility, and an ISIL weapons storage facility and suppressed an ISIL mortar position and two ISIL rocket fire positions.”

Burning supply trucks following a Feb 26 strike which also killed five civilians (via NRN News)
Burning supply trucks following a Feb 26 strike which also killed five civilians (via NRN News)

 

February 26th-27th 2016: Ain al A’rouss, Al Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: According to reports up to 16 civilians including 10 members of a family died in Ain al A’rouss “following Coalition raids.” One adult male civilian victim – the head of the family – was named by VDC as
Faeour al Abo.
According to Shaam News, Daesh targets had been struck in the town: “International coalition aircraft attacked the Al Bazza’i building in the town of Ain Al A’rouss near Tal Abyad, where elements of IS were holed up inside. This led to the destruction of the building and the killing of all those who were inside.
Another source noted: “Baladi News’s reporter confirmed that ten people including women and children were killed in the family of Mr. Fa’our Al I’bbo, when the coalition bombed their home in Ain Al A’rouss. The coalition also bombed three other houses belonging to Ismail Al I’bbo, and Hamad Mahmoud Juma’a al Hawi, which led to the displacement of the villagers to the neighboring villages.”

In a later report the Syrian Network placed the final death toll at 16, who it said died in two separate events. “First incident: Fixed-wing international coalition forces war-planes fired missiles that targeted Ein Al Arous village which resulted in the killing of 11 individuals including two children and five women:
1- Mrs. Turfah Ibrahim Al Abbo
2- Mrs. Zahra Hamad Al Kadrou
3- Ibrahim Fa’our Al Abbou
4- Ismail Fa’our Al Abbou
5- Mohammad Al Fa’our Al Abbou, child
6- Ahmad Ibrahim Al Abbou, child
7- Mohammad Ibrahim Al Abbou
8- Fa’our Ibrahim Al Abbou
9- Mrs. Rim Fa’our Al Abbou
10- Mrs. Aisha Fa’our Al Abbou
11- Mrs. Ro’a Fa’our Al Abbou
Second incident: Fixed-wing international coalition forces warplanes fired a missile that targeted a residential building in Ein Al Arous village which resulted in the killing of four individuals: Victims’ names:
1- Hamad Jomaa Hamad
2- Ismail Khalil Eneizan
3- Baran Ismail Al Eneizan, child
4- Mrs. Sifein, her surname wasn’t acquired
Raqaa is Being Slaughtered has published a picture [below] of a burning building it said was among the Deash-occupied facilities targeted.
Civilians reported killed: 15-16, including 6 women and 3 children.
Reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Shaam News Network [Arabic], Shaam News Network (2) [Arabic], Violations Documentation Center, Balaad News [Arabic], Smart News [Arabic], Syria News Desk [Arabic], Eldorar [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Raqaa is Being Slaughtered Silently [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights [English], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic], Syrian Network For Human Rights report [Arabic] [English],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For February 26th-27th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Tal Abyad, one strike struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building.”
And for February 27th-28th it was reported that “Near 
Tal Abyad, 10 strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed 23 ISIL buildings, and suppressed two ISIL tactical units, an ISIL mortar position, eight ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL heavy machine gun position, and an ISIL rocket fire position.

One of the buildings reportedly targeted by the Coalition on February 27th in Ayn (via Raqaa is Being Slaughtered)
One of the buildings reportedly targeted by the Coalition on February 27th in Ain al A’Rouss (via Raqaa is Being Slaughtered)

March 2016

March 2nd-3rd 2016: Ar Raqqah, Al Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: Airstrikes in the Al Hosh and al Fouroussiya areas of Raqqah killed at least three civilians including a child according to reports – although it was unclear whether the attack was the work of Russia or the Coalition. Ten Daesh fighters were also said to have been killed.
The Syrian Observatory reported in English that “Rose to 3 the number of civilians who were killed by aerial bombardment by the coalition warplanes targeted the city of al-Raqqa.” However in its Arabic report the group stated it “did not know whether it was the Russians or an international coalition.” Qasioun also said “local sources from within the city confirmed that the nature of the raids suggest that the fighters belonged to the international airline alliance.” All other sources blamed Russia.
Syria News for example reported that “Russian jets launched five raids, two of them with cluster bombs on the Al I’laf building and the area of al Fouroussiya club [riding club] and near the water company south and west of the city.” According to their source 7 civilians died including two children, with 35 others injured.
Civilians reported killed: 3-7, including 1-2 children
Reported injured: 35
Sources: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (2) [Arabic], Syria News [Arabic], Qasioun [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For March 1st-2nd 2016 the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, one strike struck an ISIL security headquarters.”
No Coalition strikes were reported in the city for March 2nd-3rd.

 

March 5th-6th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: At least 21 civilians including 13 children reportedly died after an alleged night time Coalition strike on an abandoned factory in Mosul, which was being used by Daesh. The Coalition later said it had targeted an ‘ISIL weapons producton facility’ in the city. This may also have been linked to the terror group’s chemical weapons programme according to a later report by the New York Times.
The US admitted seven months later that it had killed 10 civilians in the attack – at the time the highest ever publicly admitted civilian toll from a strike: “N
ear Mosul, Iraq, on a strike against an ISIL weapons production facility it is assessed that 10 civilians were killed.”
According to NRN News “the Coalition targeted an old industrial plant in eastern Mosul, killing 10 Daesh militants… Our correspondent also said that the bombing killed and wounded more than 20 civilians from displaced families from western Sunni areas, who were living in the buildings.”

Hamrin News later named the dead as:
Ali Fathi Zeidan Al- Manaawi and his wife
Hussein Ali Fathi Zeidan and his wife and six children
Hassan Ali Fathi Zeidan and his wife and three children
Ghazala Ali Fathi Zeidan, her husband and her three children
Daughter of Ali Fathi Zeidan (aged 10 or younger)
In a Daesh propaganda video issued four months later, UK journalist John Cantile gave the death toll as 24, reporting from the site: “These were shops, houses and small markets. 24 people were killed, two entire families were wiped out and the houses of one of those families… is just a crater.”
Civilians reported killed: 21-24 including children, and 10 Daesh fighters
Reported injured: 2
Sources: NRN News [Arabic], Al A’amaq Agency [Arabic], MNB [Arabic], Hamrin News [Arabic], New York Times, GRAPHIC NRN News Special – photos of dead and injured [Arabic], Daesh propaganda video, CENTCOM casualty admission (November 2016),
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED U.S. CASUALTY EVENT
Coalition position: For March 5th-6th 2016 the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, two strikes struck an ISIL weapons production facility and destroyed an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED).

Unnamed child victim of reported Coalition strike on Mosul March 5th (via NRN News)
Unnamed child victim of reported Coalition strike on Mosul March 5th (via NRN News)

 

March 7th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: A l
ocal source claimed that six civilians were killed from one family, after two missiles allegedly from Coalition jets struck their home in the Shura district south of Mosul.
According to Yaqen News, the local Mosul source who reported the deaths also added that “indiscriminate bombardment by Coalition aircraft operations has increased dramatically recently, and led to the deaths of many civilians.”
Civilians reported killed: 6
Reported injured: 2
Sources: Yaqen News [Arabic], Forataen [Arabic], Almaalomah [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Weak – effectively single source
Coalition position: For March 6th-7th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
For March 7th-8th, the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, three strikes struck two ISIL headquarters and destroyed an ISIL assembly area.”

 

March 7th 2016: Hit, Anbar province, Iraq
Summary: Twelve civilians reportedly died when their homes were struck in alleged Coalition airstrikes at Hit – although no strikes were publicly declared in the near vicinity.
According to local media, among those killed ‘in Coalition strikes’ were Hadi Hassan Jihad, Bashar Hadi Jihad and five other family members with several more wounded, near the secondary school for girls in Jamyiah neighbourhood; and Fadel Awad Alasaffi and his wife, who died when the nearby Meteorological Department was bombed.
Responding to a request for clarification about possible involvement given declared UK strikes in western Iraq that day, the MoD told Airwars that “after extensive research, we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the alleged event at Hit.
Civilians reported killed: 12
Reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Hit News [Arabic], News from Hit [Arabic], Hit News (2) [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair, though no Coalition strikes publicly reported in near vicinity
Coalition position: For March 6th-7th 2016, the Coalition reported strikes in both Fallujah and Ramadi.
And for March 7th-8th, the Coalition reported strikes in Fallujah, Haditha and Ramadi.

Bashar Hadi Jihad, killed in an alleged Coalition strike at Hit March 7th 2016 (via News From Hit)
Bashar Hadi Jihad, killed in an alleged Coalition strike at Hit March 7th 2016 (via News From Hit)

 

March 9th 2016: Asriya near Hit, Anbar province, Iraq
Summary: In a major mass casualty incident, 69 civilians were reported killed and 100 injured after Coalition or possibly Iraq government aircraft allegedly struck the village of Asriyah. All of the victims were said to be from the Al Bojaber tribe.
According to al Rafidain and other sources, fifteen of those killed were said to be from the Al Jabri family, including head of the household Matar Dayih Kattah Al Jabri. Only one member of the family reportedly survived, a baby named as Malak Juma Al Jabri.
Sheikh Zeidan Al Jabri, the chief sheikh of the Al Bijaber tribe, told Al Jazeera that his tribe members had stayed at their homes in Asriyah village during a nearby government offensive against Daesh. He claimed international Coalition and Iraqi forces had targeted them with airstrikes and killed dozens, mostly children and women.
There were claims that medical personnel were initially prevented by the Iraq Army from entering the town, because it had been classed as a military operations area.
News of Iraq said the attack was the work of both the Coalition and the Iraq military.
The event inflamed local opinion, including the Association of Muslim Scholars in Iraq which blamed the US-led Coalition: “
The United States is responsible for everything that happens in Iraq for crimes against humanity and violations of terrible human rights, which was and still is responsible for every drop of blood being shed on the land of Iraq.”

And local Sunni political leader Mahmoud al Daham called for legal action against the Coalition: “I ask for the formation of a team of voluntary lawyers to work in international courts to condemn this action, and to hold those responsible negligent according to international law and to demand compensation for the victims and the injured in this heinous crime.
Responding to a request for clarification about possible involvement given declared UK strikes in the Euphrates Valley that day, the MoD told Airwars that “after extensive research, we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the alleged event at Asiriya.
Civilians reported killed: 69
Reported injured: 100
Sources: Al Rafidain [Arabic], Anbar My Home [Arabic], Iraqi Spring Media Center, Iraqi Revolution [Arabic], News of Iraq [Arabic], Baghdad News 35 [Arabic], Supporters of Sheikh Kamis [Arabic], Kuttab Iraq [Arabic], Video – Al Jazeera [Arabic], Iraq 4 All [Arabic], Association of Muslim Scholars in Iraq [Arabic], Association of Muslim Scholars in Iraq (2) [Arabic], Mahmnoud al Daham Facebook page [Arabic], Hit Newsgroup [Arabic], GRAPHIC Abubakkar Bled blog [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair – though possibly Iraq military
Coalition position: For March 9th-10th 2016 the Coalition reported that “Near Ramadi, four strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed four ISIL heavy machine guns, two ISIL supply caches, 11 ISIL improvised explosive devices (IED), three ISIL vehicles, an ISIL VBIED, and denied ISIL access to terrain.”

 

March 9th-10th 2016: Khisham, Dayr ez Zawr governorate, Syria
Summary: A mother and daughter, internally displaced from Qaryatain, were killed in an alleged Russian or Coalition airstrike, according to local sources.
One local blogger reported that the child “
Shymaa Hassan Abd al Kafi al Ammar and the wife of Mohammad Abd al Kafi al Ammar died when their house was bombed by Russian planes.” VDC also reported that the pair was killed by Russian aircraft.
Other sites named the dead woman as Abir Adallah al Farra [or Abeir Mohammad Al Farra], but said mother and child died “in Coalition raids“. Local blogger Hassan Kanjo described the strikes as “very violent bombing the extent of which has never been seen before” from Coalition aircraft.
Civilians reported killed: 2, a woman and child
Reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: ‘With God’s help we will triumph – tweet [Arabic], Rania Daughter of Douma tweet [Arabic], Violations Documentation Centre, Violations Documentation Centre (2), Homs Dayr Ba’alba Facebook page [Arabic], Al Qaryatain Around the Clock [Arabic], Hassan Kanjo blog [Arabic], Al Etihad [Arabic], Syrian Rebels Gathering [Arabic], Free Dayr Ez Zawr Broadcast [Arabic], Syrian Human Rights Committee [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights [English], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic], Homs Media Centre [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For March 9th-10th 2016 the Coalition reported no strikes in Dayr ez Zawr governorate.
Russia has published no official record for these dates.

Shymaa Hassan Abd al Kafi al Ammar, killed in a Russian or Coalition strike

 

March 12th 2016: Raqqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: According to Al A’amaq Media – linked to Daesh – “
A child and his father were killed in raid by an unmanned American plane on the outskirts of Raqqa city.”
No other sources in the city reported civilian casualties. However Raqqa is Being Slaughtered did note that “An unmanned plane targets a Daesh pick up truck east of the city of Raqqa – Al Mashlab neighbourhood.”
Civilians reported killed: 2, including 1 child
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Al A’amaq Media [Arabic], Raqaa Is Being Slaughtered Silently [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For March 12th-13th 2016, the Coalition has confirmed that “Near Ar Raqqah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

 

March 13th 2016: Abu Kalkal, SE of Manbij, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: Two civilians were reported killed in an airstrike on the town of Abu Kalkal. Opinion was split as to whether the attack was Russian, Coalition or Syrian regime in origin.
Daesh-linked Al A’amaq Media, the Syrian Observatory, the Syrian Network, the Syrian Human Rights Committee, Shaam News and al Hall Media all said the attack was by the Coalition.
Free Syria TV, Baladi News and Qasioun described the event as the work of Russia. And al Souria insisted that “warplanes belonging to the regime carried out raids on the two villages of Abu Kalkal and Al A’rima… which led to the death of 4 people and the injury of others.”
Civilians reported killed: 2
Reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Al A’amaq Media [Arabic], Free Syria TV [Arabic], Al Souria [Arabic], Al Hall Media [Arabic], Qasioun [Arabic], Baladi News [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic], Syrian Human Rights Committee [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights, Shaam News Network [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights (2) [English], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Contested, though most likely Coalition
Coalition position: For March 12th-13th 2016,the Coalition reported that “Near Manbij, four strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL anti-air artillery piece, three ISIL vehicles, an ISIL mortar position, and an ISIL fighting position.”
And for March 13th-14th it was reported that “Near Manbij, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle
.”

March 14th 2016: Jakka, northern Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: A single source, the Daesh-linked Al A’amaq Media, reported an alleged ‘friendly fire’ event in the village of al Jakka: “A
n American plane carries out a raid by mistake on a position for the armed opposition on the outskirts of the village of Jakka in the northern Aleppo countryside, leading to deaths in their ranks.”
Earlier in the day Al A’amaq had reported a major assault on the Daesh-held location, claiming that “American planes and Turkish artillery are bombing the village of Jakka in the northern Aleppo countryside, while Syrian opposition forces try to storm it.”
Friendly forces reported killed: 2 or more
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Al A’amaq Media [Arabic], Al A’amaq Media (2) [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Weak – presently single source. Possible propaganda
Coalition position: For March 13th-14th 2016 there was no public mention by the Coalition of strikes in the vicinity.
The Coalition declared no strikes in Aleppo governorate in its report for March 14th-15th.

March 15th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary:
Local sources said at least four and as many as 13 civilians were killed and 25 injured including children and women, after alliance jets struck residential apartments used by displaced people in the Alaymen district of eastern Mosul.
The National Iraqi News Agency reported: “residents said that international coalition aircraft bombed a residential compound belonging to the families of Mosul people which resulted in the deaths of 13 civilians, including three children and five women and wounding three women.
In what may be the same or a separate Mosul incident that day, NRN News and the Islamic State-linked Al A’amaq reported four or five civilian deaths, after aircraft were said to have targeted the Gulf Commercial Bank in the Dara Lakshman area. Five civilians were also said to have been injured, while four Daesh fighters reportedly died.
Civilians reported killed: 4-18, including 3 children and 5 women
Reported injured: 5-30
Sources: Iraqi Revolution [Arabic], Baghdadi.net [Arabic], Al A’amaq Agency (Daesh-linked) [Arabic], MosulYoon [Arabic], NRN News [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair – though no matching Coalition strikes publicly reported
Coalition position: For March 14th-15th 2016 the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, four strikes [1 French] struck an ISIL training camp and two ISIL improvised explosive device factories and destroyed four ISIL assembly areas.”
For March 15th-16th
the Coalition has publicly reported no airstrikes on Mosul.

NRN news identifies the sites of two alleged Coalition airstrikes on Mosul which reportedly killed civilians march 15th
NRN news identifies the sites of two alleged Coalition airstrikes on Mosul which reportedly killed civilians March 15th

March 18th-19th 2016: Hawijah, Kirkuk province, Iraq
Summary: Up to 41 civilians were allegedly killed and 53 injured in an airstrike on Hawijah which was said to have struck the city’s main market and hospital.
The Daesh-linked Al A’amaq Agency initially reported the “Killing of four [civilians] and the wounding of 10 – most of them women and children – in an air strike targeting a market in the town.” Subsequent reports said the town’s main hospital was also targeted – and was “completely destroyed” according to one source. Mass casualties were claimed.
Some local sources claim the event was an act of ‘revenge’ following the earlier shooting down of an Iraqi military aircraft. A Daesh propaganda video titled ‘Iraqi Air Strikes on Hospital‘ showed extensive destruction and casualties.
Only after the reported strike on the hospital did local media begin blaming the Coalition, insisting there were as many as 100 civilian dead and injured. One source – Dijlah TV – claimed the event was a jont Iraqi-Coalition raid which had mistakenly bombed the hospital.
Civilians reported killed: 41
Reported injured: 53
Sources: Al A’Amaq Agency (Daesh linked) [Arabic], Iraqi Revolution [Arabic], Hawijah News [Arabic], Hawijah News (2) [Arabic], Hawijah Now [Arabic], Iraqi Revolution (2) [Arabic], Salah al-Din Revolution [Arabic], Herak News [Arabic], GRAPHIC Video – ‘March 19th – Iraqi Air Strikes on Hospital’ (Daesh propaganda), Dijlah TV [Arabic], Al Jazeera report [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Contested – highly likely to have been an Iraqi military event
Coalition position: For March 18th-19th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Al Huwayja, one strike destroyed an ISIL anti-air artillery piece.”

Daesh propaganda video blames the Iraq military for the attack

 

March 19th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq

Raed Abu Ahmed (via MNN)
Raed Abu Ahmed, killed in reported Coalition mass raid on Mosul March 19th (via MNN)

Summary: At least 15 civilians were claimed killed alongside 40 or more Daesh fighters, in a major Coalition air raid on Mosul.
NRN News first flashed at around noon local time “the fall of dozens of civilians by bombings on both sides of the city. More soon.”
In a later bulletin the news agency said the Coalition had struck three sites in the city. The first was a cafe near Mosul’s Office of Marriage Contracts, which according to NRN “
is a favorite meeting place for foreign elements in Daesh.”

Following an initial attack “people gathered around the place to help the wounded. But a second missile led to a fall of more than fifty civilians among the dead and injured.” NRN later placed the civilian death toll here at 25. Up to 40 fighters also reportedly died.
A second series of airstrikes was said to have targeted the University of Mosul’s campus. According to NRN “our correspondent says that the second bombing targeted the presidency of the University of Mosul building, killing Daesh’s Minister of Higher Education in addition to the killing and wounding of more than 50 others, including foreigners. Planes also bombed another building on campus, a Faculty of Engineering building where mechanics worked on improvised explosive devices and explosives.” A later single source report claimed that as many as 90 students were killed in this attack, with 155 seriously injured.
A third site in the east of the city at Camp Ghazlani was also reportedly bombed.
Governor of Nineveh Province Nofal Sultan later blamed the Coalition for “dozens of civilian deaths.” He also called for the Coalition to improve the accuracy of its strikes, noting that 2 million ordinary Iraqis were still trapped in Mosul.
The Coalition later confirmed it had carried out the strikes, with spokesman Colonel Steve Warren noting that alleged civiliabn casualties were under investigation.
In a Daesh propaganda video issued four months later, UK reporter John Cantile gave what appears to be ISIL’s own civilian casualty estimate for the event – noting that 15 civilians died with 103 injured.

Ashraf (via NRN)
Ashraf (via NRN)

Among those civilians named as killed were
Raed Abu Ahmed (pictured above)
Haitham Abu Maryam – who worked at the Sunni Waqf directorate
A father of two named as Ashraf (pictured left)
Mahmood Abu Shaker was among those reportedly badly injured.
Civilians reported killed: 15-25, and 30-40 Daesh fighters
Reported injured: 30-103
Sources: NRN News [Arabic], Adhamiya News [Arabic], NRN News (2) [Arabic], Tikrit Events [Arabic], Iraqi Revolution [Arabic], Al A’Amaq Agency (Daesh linked) [Arabic], Mosul Network [Arabic], Nineveh News [Arabic], Al A’Amaq Agency (2) [Arabic], Photo – Al Ghad FM [Arabic], NRN News (3) [Arabic], NRN News (4) [Arabic], Iraqyoon [Arabic], Yaqen [Arabic], Iraqi Spring Media Centre, Mosul Kadema [Arabic], Yagyenah [Arabic], GRAPHIC Video – Massive air attacks on Mosul (Daesh), Al Ghad FM [Arabic], Nesan News [Arabic], Nayna Waalghad TV [Arabic], Yagen (2) [Arabic], MNN [Arabic], Al Hadath PC News [Arabic], MNN (2) [Arabic], Almaalomah [Arabic], Al Jazeera report [Arabic], Daily Mail, Airwars, Coalition press conference, Mosul Kadema (2) [Arabic], Mosul News Network [Arabic], VICE News, CNN, Vocativ, Iraq Newspaper [Arabic], Daesh propaganda video,
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For March 19th-20th 2016., the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, six strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL assembly area, an ISIL supply cache, and three ISIL vehicles and damaged an ISIL-used bridge section and suppressed an ISIL fighting position.
Spokesman Colonel Steve Warren confirmed on March 21st
that the Coalition had carried out the strikes, and that the alleged civilian casualties were being investigated.

Reported Coalition strike on Mosul March 19th 2016 (via Al Ghad FM)
Reported Coalition strike on Mosul March 19th 2016 (via Al Ghad FM)
One of a number of massive airstrikes to target central Mosul on March 19th (via Daesh propaganda)
One of a number of massive airstrikes to target central Mosul on March 19th (image via Daesh propaganda)

 

March 22nd 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq

A banner atr Mosul University mourns the death of Profesor Fadia Muwaffaq al-Hayali in an alleged Coalition strike
A banner at Mosul University mourns the death of Professor Fadia Muwaffaq al-Hayali in an alleged Coalition strike

Summary: In a fresh day of reported Coalition airstrikes on Mosul University, local sources said three university professors and some of their families were killed and many other civilians wounded, after jets hit academic residences. Up to 15 Daesh fighters also reportedly died.
Heavy Coalition acivity above the city was reported from dawn onwards. Yagen was among the news outlets reporting that strikes on “professors’ residences” killed eight civilians. Radio Zuhor claimed that “One university professor recognized his wife from her hand only, specifically a wedding ring, after her body was torn to shreds.”
ARA News reported an eyewitness within Mosul as saying that “dozens of Daesh elements have been killed in an intense aerial bombardment by Coalition aircraft targeting the University of Mosul – where the organization responded by using anti-aircraft from inside residential neighborhoods, while indifferent to the consequences.”
Among those reported killed were:
Professor Fadia Muwaffaq al-Hayali from the Faculty of Science. A tribute from her department reads: “The College of Science mourns its professor Fadia Muwaffak Athialy who died as result of bombing of University of Mosul apartments. We ask God to include her in paradise.
Dr. Ziad and his wife and three children
Professor Dr. Dhafer Ramadan Al Badrani and his wife and daughter. Dr Al Badrani was the former dean of the College of Computer and Arithmetic Sciences at the university. His other four children reportedly survived because they were elsewhere during the attack.

Qusay Muthafar Jalaleddin, Professor of Arabic Language and Literature at the university – though one report said he instead died in the Coalition’s March 19th attack on the university.
An employee of the university named only as Haitham
Civilians reported killed:
10-11 including 3-4 women, 3-4 children, and 12-15 Daesh fighters

Reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Iraqi Revolution [Arabic], Iraqi Spring Media Center, Mosul Eye [Arabic], Yagen [Arabic], Bashar al Talib blog [Arabic], Mosul Eye (2) [Arabic], Al A’amaq Agency (Daesh-linked) [Arabic], Radio Zuhor [Arabic], Ara News [Arabic], NRN News [Arabic], Mosul News Network [Arabic], Mosul News Agency [Arabic], Radio Zuhor (2) [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For March 22nd-23rd 2016, the Coalition reports that “Near Mosul, three strikes [1 French] struck an ISIL headquarters, an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL assembly area and an ISIL vehicle.
France has also reported that Le 22 mars une patrouille de 2 Mirage 2000D a réalisé une frappe dans la région de Mossoul. Cette mission a permis de détruire un centre de commandement
.”

Professor Dhafer Ramadan Al Badrani, reported killed in aleged Coalition strike on Mosul March 22nd (via Bashar al Talib)
Professor Dhafer Ramadan Al Badrani, reported killed in aleged Coalition strike on Mosul March 22nd (via Bashar al Talib)

March 24th 2016: Raqqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: One civilian was reported killed in the Al Dar’iya area of central Raqaa, in an alleged Coalition strike.
According to Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered, “International coalition planes yesterday targeted a weapons depot belonging to Daesh near Hod al Furat garage in Al Dar’iya area in the city centre of Raqqa which led to its total destruction and the martyrdom of one person from Ain Issa, along with the injury of Mohammad Al Shalash by shrapnel in his waist.
However in a tweet the next day showing destruction at the site, the group simply reported “an airstrike.” No Coalition strikes have publicly been reported in the vicinity in this period, suggesting that either Russia or the Assad regime may instead have been responsible.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Reported injured: 1
Sources: Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently [Arabic], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (2) [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Contested. Single source.
Coalition position: No Coalition strikes have publicly been reported for Raqqa governorate between March 23rd-25th 2016.

March 24th 2016: Qayyarah, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: In a previously unknown Coalition casualty event, the US admiited seven months later that it had killed a civilian in an airstrike at Qayyarah.
According to the CENTCOM report issued November 9th 2016, “near Qayyarah, Iraq, during a strike against an ISIL target, it is assessed that one civilian was killed.”

Civilians reported killed: 1
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: CENTCOM casualty admission (November 2016),
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED U.S CASUALTY EVENT
Coalition position: For March 24th-25th 2016, the Coalition reported at the time that “Near Qayyarah, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL mortar positions, an ISIL supply cache, an ISIL vehicle, an ISIL fighting position, and denied ISIL access to terrain.

March 26th 2016: خربردان Kharbardan village SE of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: 31 Iraq Army soldiers were allegedly killed in an accidental Coalition ‘friendly fire’ event according to widespread reports. The Coalition has categorically denied the claim as false.
The Iraqi Revolution website was among those claiming a Coalition strike had accidentally hit an Iraq Army camp, killing up to 30 soldiers. The location was given as Kharbardan village “west of Makhmur and south east of Mosul.
Citing an anonymous government source, Yaqen said there were 31 dead including the regiment’s commander.
Mosul News Network reported that the Coalition’s spokesman Colonel Steve Warren had denied the claims. An anonymous source in the operation to recapture Mosul also denied the claim to Al Sumaria TV: “Nineveh Operations categorically denies reports that spoke of the killing of 30 Iraqi soldiers belonging to the Band 15 [regiment] in a strike by aircraft of the international coalition south of Nineveh.”.
Friendly forces reported killed: 31 Iraq Army soldiers
Reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Nineveh News [Arabic], Iraqi Revolution [Arabic], Sotal Iraq [Arabic], IBC News [Arabic], Yaqen [Arabic], Mosul News Network (1) [Arabic], Mosul News Network (2) [Arabic], Waradana [Arabic], Al Sumaria TV [Arabic], Iraq Press Agency [Arabic], Face Iraq [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Disproved
Coalition position: Responding to a query from Airwars, a Coalition spokesperson told us: “We are aware of reports of Iraqi Security Forces casualties near Nasir on March 26th. Our Iraqi army partners in the Combined Joint Operations Center – Baghdad confirmed the reports of a Coalition airstrike hitting an Iraqi Security Force unit were false. The area in which these reports originated were targeted by enemy mortar fire, which was the likely origin of this misinformation. The coalition takes great care in coordinating, planning and executing strikes against ISIL by with and through the Government of Iraq.

 

March 26th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq

Unnamed child victims of rocket attack on west Mosul March 26 (via NRN News)
Unnamed child victims of rocket attack on west Mosul March 26 (via NRN News)

Summary: Eight civilians were reported killed after missiles of unnknown origin struck the Al Noor quarter and Aisha mosque in western Mosul.
NRN News published a detailed report: “Our
Nineveh correspondent reports that four men, two women and two children were killed after the fall of a number of missiles on the neighborhood of Al Noor to the west side of the city of Mosul.
One rocket landed on the Aisha mosque, injuring a number of civilians; while another landed on a house killing one person and injuring several others.

Our correspondent also said that one rocket landed on a vegetable stand, killing the shop owner and a woman who was shopping for vegetables. One of the rockets hit a house near the Tahir Zanawh mosque, killing a woman and her two young children, while another missile hit the adjacent neighborhood killing one person and wounding several others.
Our correspondent said that the rockets which landed were about 30 to 40 centimeters long with a diameter of 10 centimeters, noting that according to witnesses they were believed to have come from the eastern side of the city.
Yaqen said airstrikes by both Iraq and the Coalition had targeted the city, along with heavy artillery shelling by the Peshmerga.
One of the victims was later named as Saud Nemat. A father and son named as Ahmed and Mahmoud were also reported by a family member as having been killed.
Civilians reported killed: 8, including 2 women and 2 children
Reported injured: 6 or more
Sources: NRN News – with photos [Arabic], Iraqi Spring Media Center, Iraqi Revolution [Arabic], Yaqen [Arabic], NRN News (2) [Arabic], Facebook obituary page [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Contested – unclear whether airstrike or ground fire
Coalition position: For March 26th-27th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, four strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun position, an ISIL anti-air artillery piece and two ISIL fighting positions and suppressed an ISIL mortar position and two ISIL tactical units”

Damaged vehicles following a rocket strike on west Mosul March 26th (via NRN News)
Damaged vehicles following a rocket strike on west Mosul, March 26th (via NRN News)

 

March 27th 2016: Wadi Hajar, south of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq

Boy injured in reported Coalition strike at Wadi hajar (via NRN News)
Boy injured in reported Coalition strike at Wadi hajar (via NRN News)

Summary: Four children were injured in an alleged Coalition airstrike at Wadi Hajar to the south of Mosul, as a major military offensive to clear Nineveh of Daesh continued.
According to NRN News, jets from the US-led alliance targeted the Daesh-held village which also led to civilian casualties.

Responding to a request for clarification about possible involvement given declared UK strikes near Qayyarah that day, the MoD told Airwars that “after extensive research, we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the alleged event.
Civilians reported killed: 0
Reported injured: 4, all children
Sources: NRN News – with photos [Arabic], Iraqi Revolution – photos [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For March 26th-27th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, four strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun position, an ISIL anti-air artillery piece and two ISIL fighting positions and suppressed an ISIL mortar position and two ISIL tactical units”
And for March 27th-28th it reported: “Near Mosul, four strikes struck an ISIL security headquarters and an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL assembly area and suppressed an ISIL mortar position and an ISIL tactical unit.

Smoke rising from scene of a reported Coalition strike at Wadi Hajar, March 27th (via NRN News)
Smoke rising from scene of a reported Coalition strike at Wadi Hajar, March 27th (via NRN News)

March 30th-31st 2016: Hit, Anbar province, Iraq
Summary: An alleged Coalition airstrike on the Qalqa neighbourhood of Hit resulted in 20 civilians reportedly injured, and the death of a child named as Bakir Hassan Nadir.
According to Hit News, the home of gas seller Lutfi Abu was also hit.
News of Iraq quoted what it said was a local source: “
Warplanes of the international coalition bombed residential areas behind Hit general hospital… the bombing destroyed a number of civilian houses, and led to the martyrdom and wounding of 20 civilians.”

Responding to a request for clarification about possible involvement given declared UK strikes near Fallujah that day, the MoD told Airwars that “after extensive research, we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the alleged event.
Civilians reported killed: 1, a child
Reported injured: 20
Sources: Iraqi Spring Media Center, Fallujah TV [Arabic], Hit News Events [Arabic], News of Iraq [Arabic], News of Iraq (2) [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For March 30th-31st 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Hit, three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL safe house and destroyed two ISIL supply caches, 15 ISIL rockets, three ISIL bunkers, and an ISIL tunnel.

March 31st 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq

Mr X (va Y)
Salah Riyad Haj Saeed al Najmawi (via Mosul Win)

Summary: The Al Najmawi family’s flour mill in Granary Street, eastern Mosul was struck in an alleged Coalition airstrike, leading to casualties among the civilian workers inside.
Qoraish reported that the attack took place at 1030am local time, with two strikes approximately five minutes apart. It claimed there were no Daesh forces present.

NRN News said one civilian died whom it named as mill worker Salah Riyad Haj Saeed Al Najmawi. His uncle – factory director Ghassan Al Najmawiwas injured along with three other workers.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Reported injured: 4
Sources: Qoraish [Arabic], NRN News [Arabic], News of Iraq [Arabic], Emad al Moselly blog [Arabic], Iraqi Revolution – photos, Mosul Win [Arabic], Nineveh Plains – video [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For March 30th-31st 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, eight strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL assembly areas, an ISIL vehicle, an ISIL bed down location, two ISIL safe houses, an ISIL fighting position, and suppressed two ISIL mortar firing positions.
And for March 31st-April 1st it stated that “Near Mosul, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL assembly areas and five ISIL vehicles.”

The Al Najmawi flour mill in eastern Mosul, destroyed in alleged Coaltion strike March 31st (via NRN News)

The Al Najmawi flour mill in eastern Mosul, destroyed in alleged Coaltion strike March 31st (via NRN News)

 

March 31st 2016: Hit, Anbar province, Iraq
Summary: A local sources claimed that Coalition aircraft targeted a civilian car in Hit and killed the driver, who was said to have no  who had no links to so called Islamic State.

According to News of Iraq, the aircraft had been targeting a Daesh VBIED “driven by a suicide bomber” but that the attack also led to the destruction of another car and the killing of a civilian driver with no links to Daesh.
Its source added: “There is presently a heavy engagement by international aircraft above Hit, with the aim of bombing areas under the control of Daesh in preparation for an attack by government forces on the city center.”
Civilians reported killed: 1
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: News of Iraq [Arabic], 
Quality of reporting: Weak – presently single source
Coalition position: For March 30th-31st 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Hit, three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL safe house and destroyed two ISIL supply caches, 15 ISIL rockets, three ISIL bunkers, and an ISIL tunnel.
And for March 31st-April 1st, the Coalition reports that “Near Hit, three strikes [1 British] struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL VBIED, two ISIL VBIED factories, an ISIL vehicle, an ISIL anti-air artillery staging area, and nine ISIL tunnel entrances and denied ISIL access to terrain
.”

 

March 31st 2016: Falluhah, Anbar province, Iraq

A child injured in alleged Coalition strike on Fallujah March 31st (via News of Iraq)
Child injured in alleged Coalition strike on Fallujah March 31st (via News of Iraq)

Summary: Local  sources claimed Coalition aircraft struck the Haswa and Jumeila neighborhoods in Fallujah at around 9.30pm, hitting civilian homes and causing the deaths of five civilians including two children, and the wounding of seven more civilians.
Al Sharqiya published the most detailed report, saying that Coalition aircraft strikes “resulted in the deaths of five people, all of them women and children, and the wounding of seven others, in addition to inflicting massive destruction on a number of houses.”
Reports named the dead as follows:
Fatima Abed Jassim Al Essawi;
Her husband the teacher Salah Abbas Jassim al-Issawi, T
he wife of Ghazi Khalaf al-Ali al-Jumaili, her son Ahmed Ghazi Khalaf Ali Al Jumeily and an unnamed daughter

Iraqi Revoluton also named two of the wounded children as Mohammed Salah Abbas and Osama Salah al-Shami.
Civilians reported killed: 5, including 2 children and 2 women
Reported injured: 7
Sources: News of Iraq [Arabic], Al Sharqiya [Arabic], Fayad Fayad blog [Arabic], News Fallujah Now [Arabic], Iraqi Revolution [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For March 31st-April 1st 2016, the Coalition has publicly declared no airstrikes in the vicinity of Fallujah. 

The wife of Ghazi Khalaf al-Ali al-Jumaili, reported killed along with her two children in an alleged Coalition strike on Fallujah March 31st (via Fayad Fayad blog) wife
Fatima Abed Jassim Al Essawi, reported killed along with her two children in an alleged Coalition strike on Fallujah March 31st (via Fayad Fayad blog)

March 31st 2016: Near Sala Heya, Syria
Summary: In a previously unknown incident, the Coalition reported on December 1st 2016 that it had killed three civilians in an artillery strike [presumably US] near Sala Heya eight months previously.

According to a Coalition statement, “During a strike on an ISIL mortar system, it was assessed that three civilians were inadvertently killed by Coalition counter-battery artillery near the point of origin of an ISIL mortar strike on friendly forces.”
Civilians reported killed: 3
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources:
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED CIVILIAN CASUALTY INCIDENT
Coalition position: Artillery strikes are not reported as part of daily Coalition press reports.

April 2016

April 1st: Al Daraiyeh neighbourhood, Raqqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria

Hamidi Abboud al Hamidi (via Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered)
Hamidi Abboud al Hamidi (via Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered)

Summary: A targeted airstrike on Daesh officials in vehicles outside the Al Nour mosque in Al Daraiyeh also killed up to five civilians and injured as many as 30 more.
The US later admitted responsibility for the attack, noting: “near Raqqah, Syria, against ISIL tactical unit, it is assessed that three civilians were killed after entering the target area after the aircraft released its weapon.
According to Bas News, “
a US drone today struck two cars belonging to Daesh leaders in Raqqa after Friday prayer near Al Nour mosque in the city centre. Activists confirmed that the bombing resulted in the deaths of three senior leaders of the organization, one of Iraqi nationality, as well as wounding more than ten others. Daash sites confirmed the news of the raid and resulting deaths.”

But Enabaladi reported Al A’amaq as saying that “Three civilians were killed and others injured when a drone targeted a mosque in the city of Raqqa, during Friday prayers.” And Syria News Desk claimed five non-combatants died.
Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered later named Hamidi Abboud al Hamidi as a civilian killed in the attack.
Civilians reported killed: 3-5
Reported injured: 30
Sources: Syrian Network for Human Rights, Al A’amaq Agency (Daesh-linked) [Arabic], Al A’Amaq (2) [Arabic], Al A’Amaq Agency [propaganda], Bas News [Arabic], Enabbaladi [Arabic], Syria News Desk [Arabic], Ara News [Arabic], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently – photos [Arabic], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (2) [Arabic], Syrian Human Rights Committee [Arabic], Qasioun [Arabic], CENTCOM casualty admission (November 2016), Airwars,
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED U.S. CASUALTY EVENT
Coalition position: For April 1st-2nd, the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.”

The Al Nour mosque in Raqqa after it was hit in a likely Coalition targeted strike April 1st (via Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered)
The Al Nour mosque in Raqqa after it was hit in a Coalition targeted strike on April 1st 2016 (via Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered)

April 3rd 2016: Hit, Anbar province, Iraq

Riad Ahmed Rzeyk died along with his wife and four children in alleged Coalition strike on Hit, April 3rd (via Hit News Event)
Riad Ahmed Rzeyk died along with his wife and four children in an alleged Coalition strike on Hit, April 3rd (via Hit News Event)

Summary: Locals reported that eight civilians died after Coalition or Iraq government aircraft struck the Jerri and Amina neighborhoods of Hit.
Among those killed was a family of six: a Facebook tribute page noted: “This is a picture of the martyr Riad Ahmed Rzeyk, who was forced out of his house in the Railway Qaurter by Daash, and so moved to the Aminah neighborhood. There his house was bombed by mistake which led to his martyrdom and that of his four children and his wife.”
While most blamed the US-led Coalition, Iraqi Spring instead blamed “the air force” – possibly a reference to the Iraqi military. Among those reported killed were:
Mohammad Ghassan Khashan – a barber
Ahmed Shaban abd Al Rahman Al Hiti
Riad Ahmed Rzeyk, his wife Raghad and their four children
Civilians reported killed: 8, including 4 children and 1 woman
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Iraqi Spring Media Centre [Arabic], Hit News Event [Arabic], Hit News [Arabic], Iraqi Spring Meda Centre (2), Hit News Event (2) [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For April 2nd-3rd 2016, the Coalition reported: “Near Hit, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL used-bridge, an ISIL VBIED factory, 22 ISIL boats, and an ISIL bed down location and denied ISIL access to terrain.”
And for April 3rd-4th it was reported that “Near Hit, three strikes struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL VBIED, an ISIL heavy machine gun, an ISIL recoilless rifle, and an ISIL staging area and denied ISIL access to terrain
.”

 

April 4th 2016: Kinan Sultan, Hassakah governorate, Syria
Summary: A civilian water worker was reported killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike at Kinan Sultan.
According to Balad News,
A source confirmed that Coalition aircraft targeted drinking water tankers which led to the martyrdom of the citizen Ayman Khader Al Ali, who works on water transport in the southern rural areas Hassakah.”

Civilians reported killed: 1
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Balad News [Arabic], Violations Documentation Centre, Syrian Human Rights Committee [Arabic], Al Party News [Arabic], Asharq al Arabi [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: The Coalition reported for April 3rd-4th 2016 that “Near Al Hasakah, one strike destroyed an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED).”
No strikes were publicly declared in the vicinity for April 4th-5th
.

 

April 5th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: A likely targeted operation in Mosul killed ISIL’s media chief in the city when his car was struck – but also reportedly slew his wife and five children.

The night time attack reportedly killed Daesh ‘Media Minister’ Abdel Qader in his car in the vicinity of the city’s Saddam Hospital. However, according to NRN News “his wife and five of his children were with him in the car at the moment of the bombing.”
Responding to a request for clarification about possible RAF involvement given declared strikes at Mosul that day, the UK MoD told Airwars: “There is no credible indication of potential UK involvement” in the alleged events of April 5th.
Also see below incident.

Civilians reported killed: 6: a woman and 5 children
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: NRN News [Arabic], Qoraish News [Arabic], Almada Press [Arabic], Falaq News [Arabic], 
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: The Coalition reports that for April 5th-6th 2016: “Near Mosul, seven strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units, an ISIL financial storage center, and an ISIL headquarters and destroyed two ISIL supply caches, two ISIL vehicles, an ISIL command and control node, and three ISIL assembly areas.

 

April 5th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: In what may be the same incident as above or below – or a separate targeted killing operation – the US revealed three weeks after the event that a strike on an ‘ISIL finance emir’ had also killed a woman civilian. Three months later CENTCOM revealed two additional civilian deaths in the event.

General Peter E. Gersten, deputy commander for operations and intelligence for the Coalition, also revealed that US aircraft had detonated a Hellfire missile above the house as a ‘warning’ to civilians inside to leave.
He was the major distributor of funds to Daesh fighters,” CNN reported Gersten as saying. “We watched him come and go from his house, we watched his supplies, we watched the security that was involved in it. And we also watched occasionally a female and her children in and out of the quartersWe went as far as actually to put a Hellfire on top of the building and air-burst it so it wouldn’t destroy the building, simply knock on the roof to ensure that she and the children were out of the building… And then we proceeded with our operations.”
But the tactic failed according to CNN citing Gersten: “We watched her and observed her leaving the building. And she cleared the building, and we began to process the strike.” But then, he said, she ran back in the building. It was “very difficult for us to watch, and it was within the final seconds of the actual impact,” Gersten recalled.”
In a statement issued July 28th 2016, CENTCOM noted: “On April 5, 2016, in Mosul, Iraq, during a strike on an ISIL financial storage facility, it is assessed that three civilians were killed.”
Civilians reported killed: 3, including a woman and 0-2 children
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: NRN News [Arabic], Qoraish News [Arabic], Almada Press [Arabic], Falaq News [Arabic], CNN, CENTCOM release, Airwars, Stars and Stripes,
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED CASUALTY EVENT
Coalition position: The Coalition reports that for April 5th-6th 2016: “Near Mosul, seven strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units, an ISIL financial storage center, and an ISIL headquarters and destroyed two ISIL supply caches, two ISIL vehicles, an ISIL command and control node, and three ISIL assembly areas.

 

April 5th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: In the third reported civilian casualty event of the day [but see also above], seven civilians from the same family including children and women were reported killed after Coalition jets allegedly targeted an ISIL-occupied house but missed, instead striking the next door house.

The attack reportedly took place in the Engineers neighbourhood of west Mosul, and the Daesh militants targeted were said to be Chinese in origin. 
Ara News cited local journalist Raafat Alzerara: “The missile landed on a house next door, killing a whole family of seven people… the shelling did not cause any damage to the Chinese ISIL fighters who survived the incident and evacuated the immediate area for fear of being targeted again.”
Responding to a request for clarification about possible RAF involvement given declared strikes at Mosul that day, the UK MoD told Airwars: “There is no credible indication of potential UK involvement” in the alleged events of April 5th.

Civilians reported killed: 7
Reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: NRN News [Arabic], Nineveh Roundup [Arabic], News of Iraq [Arabic], Ara News [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: The Coalition reports that for April 5th-6th 2016: “Near Mosul, seven strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units, an ISIL financial storage center, and an ISIL headquarters and destroyed two ISIL supply caches, two ISIL vehicles, an ISIL command and control node, and three ISIL assembly areas.

 

April 5th 2016: Idlib city, Idlib governorate, Syria

Mukhles Ismaeil Khreaban (via Public Committee)
Mukhles Ismaeil Khreaban (via Public Committee for Sports and Youth in Syria)

Summary: A former Syrian table tennis champion and national coach named as Mukhles Ismaeil Khreaban was reported by VDC as having died “Due to coalition air force’s shelling.”
The Public Committee for Sports and Youth in Syria later published a detailed obituary: “
The teacher Mukhles Khreiban was martyred yesterday on Tuesday evening in the province of Idlib in a raid by an unmanned drone accroding to information received from Idlib. Mukhles Khreiban was born in 1953 … he was a member of the Syrian world championship team and participated in the 1980 world championship in Korea .. He worked nationally as a coach and was number one in the game. Many of the stars of football were trained by him. He also worked as a member of the Technical Committee of Table Tennis in the province and was a former member of the trainers committee for the Syrian Table Tennis Federation.. His son has been detained in Assad’s prisons for nearly 4 years. He has four boys and three girls. The Public Committee for Sports and Youth in Syria extends heartfelt condolences to the family of the martyr hero, We belong to God and to Him we return.”
Civilians reported killed: 1
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Violations Documentation Centre, Public Committee for Sports and Youth in Syria [Arabic], Ennabaladi [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: No strikes were publicly reported in the vicinity for April 4th-5th.
For April 5th-6th 2016 the Coalition reported that “Near Idlib, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.”

 

April 6th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary:
Locals claimed five civilians including three children were killed and four or more people injured, after Coalition jets allegedly targeted the Al Waldy clothing plant in the Al Shifa neighborhood of eastern Mosul.
NRN News published a detailed report: “Our correspondent said that the bombing killed five people consisting of a family (three children with a father and mother) who lived in the backyard… Daesh used the factory to make uniforms for military fighters and and to sew their black banners.”
Civilians reported killed: 5, including 3 children and 1 woman
Reported injured: 4
Sources: Iraqi Revolution [Arabic], Al A’Amaq Agency (Daesh linked) [Arabic], Mosul 1231 [Arabic], People of Mosul [Arabic], Yaqen [Arabic], Iraqi Revolution – photos, Iraqi Spring Media Centre [Arabic], Qoraish [Arabic], Al Noor News [Arabic], Geolocation tweet,
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: The Coalition reports that for April 5th-6th 2016: “Near Mosul, seven strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units, an ISIL financial storage center, and an ISIL headquarters and destroyed two ISIL supply caches, two ISIL vehicles, an ISIL command and control node, and three ISIL assembly areas.
And for April 6th-7th it reported: “Near Mosul, five strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL tunnel system, an ISIL assembly area, an ISIL fighting position, and an ISIL vehicle.”

A family of five also reportedly died in strike on Daesh uniform-making factory in Mosul April 6th (via NRN News)
A family of five also reportedly died in strike on Daesh uniform-making factory in Mosul April 6th (via NRN News)

April 6th 2016: Haj Ali near Qayyarah, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local sources claimed “dozens of civilians” including children and women were killed or injured after Coalition or Iraq government jets targeted Haj Ali village in Qayyarah south of Mosul.

While most social media reports blamed the Iraqi military for the event, others blamed the Coalition or both. Yaqen for example said it was a joint ground and air assault: “Intense Coalition and Iraq government airstrikes bombed Haj Ali, a village near Qayyarah south of Mosul, along with government shelling by heavy artillery and rocket attacks. This resulted in the deaths of dozens of civilians.”
Some linked the casualties to military impatience at the slow rate of the campaign to liberate Mosul.
Civilians reported killed: 30, including reports of women and children 
Reported injured: 10-40
Sources: Rafidain tweet [Arabic], Ghibid tweet [Arabic], Yaqen [Arabic], Iraqi Revolution [Arabic], Iraqi Spring Media Centre [Arabic], Alaa Alzedan blog [Arabic], News of Iraq [Arabic], 
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: The Coalition reports for April 5th-6th 2016 that “Near Qayyarah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit.”
For April 6th-7th it additionally reported that “Near Qayyarah, one strike [including one possible British] destroyed eight ISIL fighting positions.”
According to the UK, “On April 6th… In northern Iraq, Tornado GR4s bombed a network of trenches near Qayyarah.”

 

April 7th 2016: Haj Ali, Qayyarah, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Up to 11 civilians were alleged killed in a reported Coalition airstrike in the vicinity of Qayyarah.
According to the Iraqi Revolution site, the 11 died at Haj Ali, also the scene of a major incident the previous day. However no additional information is presently known. 

Responding to a request for clarification about possible involvement given declared UK strikes near Qayyarah that day, the MoD told Airwars: “We cannot make any definitive assessment of possible UK presence from the evidence you have provided, but I can confirm that there was no indication of any civilian casualties in our own detailed assessments of the impact of each of our strikes over the period concerned.”
Civilians reported killed: 11
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Iraqi Spring Media Centre, Iraqi Revolution [Arabic], Mosul Now [Arabic], Al Ansari blog [Arabic], 
Quality of reporting: Fair, though with little known information 
Coalition position: The Coalition reports that for April 7th-8th 2016Near Qayyarah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed eight ISIL fighting positions.”
The British MoD additionally reports: “Thursday 7 April –  Near Qayyarah, a Typhoon flight supported Kurdish troops who had come under fire from a number of Daesh positions. Two terrorist-held buildings were destroyed, and a group of extremists caught manoeuvring in the open were also struck with a Paveway
.”

 

April 7th 2016: Tel al-Jayer near Shadadi, Hassakah governorate, Syria

Khuder Mohammad al-Assawad (via VDC)
Khuder Mohammad al-Assawad (via VDC)

Summary: A young civilian non-combatant named as Khuder Mohammad Al Assawad was reported by VDC as having died “Due to coalition air force’s shelling of a civilian car in Tel al-Jayer village.”
Zaman al Wasl put the death toll higher, noting that “
two civilians died as a result of a strike carried out by international Coalition planes on their car near the group of villages of Tel Jayer east of the Shaddadi area near the border with Iraq, according to local sources.”
Civilians reported killed: 1-2
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Violations Documentation Centre, Zaman al Wasl [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Weak – presently single source
Coalition position: For April 7th-8th 2016 the Coalition reported one strike in Hassakah governorate: “Near Al Hawl, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit.

 

April 7th 2016: Jarablus, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: A single source, the Syrian Observatory, reported that “no less than 13 IS [fighters] were killed by aerial bombardment by the Coalition warplanes in Jarablus, in addition to four detainees were also killed during the same airstrikes.”
The Observatory’s Arabic-language report said the detainees were carrying out as punishment duty the digging of trenches for ISIS around the city of Jarablus.
Civilians reported killed: 4, and 13 Daesh fighters
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Weak – presently single source.
Coalition position: For April 6th-7th 2016, the Coalition reported the following for Aleppo governorate: “Near Mar’a, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
And for April 7th-8th it was reported: “Near Mar’a, seven strikes struck seven separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed four ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL command and control node, and two ISIL vehicles.”

 

April 7th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: According to Iraq Oil Report, a fresh attack by Coalition aircraft on the Al Waldy clothing plant in the Al Shifa neighborhood of eastern Mosul killed 15 civilian workers.

According to the site – which uses a network of informants in the city, “On April 7 [ ] air strikes destroyed a small garment factory in the Shifa neighborhood of Mosul city. (It was the second strike on a garment shop in the area in two days, as another one was hit on morning of April 6.) Residents familiar with the factory say IS obtained clothing and banners from there, but that the building had never hosted IS militants or been run by them and did not have any military function.
The majority of the occupants were civilian women who worked in the factory, and families from Baiji who had resettled in the building and grounds. Multiple witnesses said 15 people had been killed, with almost all being women and children. In addition, around 20 more civilians were injured to varying degrees, again mostly women and children. The building was destroyed.
No IS militants were killed or wounded, the witnesses said, and none were near the site when it was struck.”
Civilians reported killed: 15 – mostly women
Reported injured: 20
Sources: Iraq Oil Report [paywall], 
Quality of reporting: Weak – presently single source
Coalition position: For April 6th-7th the Coalition reported: “Near Mosul, five strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL tunnel system, an ISIL assembly area, an ISIL fighting position, and an ISIL vehicle.”
And for April 7th-8th it reported: “Near Mosul, seven strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and an ISIL VBIED manufacturing facility and destroyed an ISIL tunnel system, four ISIL assembly areas, an ISIL supply cache, and an ISIL vehicle
.”

 

April 9th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: The Coalition conducted several night raids on telephone exchanges and reportedly the Babylon Bank in Mosul, which resulted in the deaths of at least two and as many as 67 civilians. The US later admitted to killing one civilian in the attack, noting that “during a strike against an ISIL tactical unit, it is assessed that one civilian was killed after entering the target area after the aircraft released its weapon.“.

Other casualty counts varied wildly. According to NINA “children, women and the elderly” were among many civilian fatalities after five telephone exchanges were hit: “The bombing also caused the martyrdom of 67 civilians, mostly women and children and wounded 38 other civilians, as well as causing significant damage to homes near the PBX exchange sites and shops. Our sources said that ambulances were operating from last night until today, transporting bombing victims.”
Yaqen put the death toll at six, and said phone exchanges on both sides of the city were hit in what appeared to be a co-ordinated effort to cut internal Dash communications. 
NRN News reported no civilian deaths from the telephone exchange strikes, saying Daesh had instructed locals to leave a week earlier because of the risk of possible strikes.
However NRN  said two non-combatants did die when a branch of the bank of Babylon was bombed in eastern Mosul: “Our correspondent said that the bombing killed three gunmen organizing from Daash and two civilians guards of the Bank , as well as serious material damage to the building, which also includes the Office of the Chamber of Commerce.
Civilians reported killed: 2-67
Reported injured: 9-38
Sources: National Iraqi News Agency [Arabic], Yaqen [Arabic], NRN News (1) [Arabic], NRN News (2) [Arabic], Al Taghier [Arabic], NRN News (3)  – photos, NINA (2) [Arabic], CENTCOM casualty admission (November 2016),
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED U.S. CASUALTY EVENT
Coalition position: The Coalition reports that for April 9th-10th 2016Near Mosul, eight strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and five ISIL communication facilities and destroyed two ISIL vehicles and an ISIL boat.

One of at least four telephone exchanges destroyed in co-ordinated strikes on Mosul on April 9th (via NRN News)
One of at least four telephone exchanges destroyed in co-ordinated strikes on Mosul on April 9th (via NRN News)

 

April 10th 2016: Hit, Anbar province, Iraq
Summary: 
Local sources claimed Coalition planes struck a home in the Al-Bab Al-Gharbi neighborhood of Hit in western Anbar, which resulted in the injuring of a family. A later report said two women died in the attack on Ummal neighbourhood.
Civilians reported killed: 2, both women
Reported injured: 3 or more
Sources: Iraqi Spring Media Centre, Iraqi Spring Media Centre (2),
Quality of reporting: Weak – presently single source
Coalition position: The Coalition reports that for April 9th-10th 2016Near Hit, two strikes struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed nine ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL heavy machine gun, and an ISIL mortar system and denied ISIL access to terrain.
And for April 10th-11th 2016, it was reported that “Near Hit, three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle, six ISIL fighting positions, and an ISIL heavy machine gun.

 

April 10th 2016: Raqqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria

Haj Wahab Al Khalif (via Raqqa is being Slaughtered Silently)
Haj Wahab Al Khalif (via Raqqa is being Slaughtered Silently)

Summary: At least five and as many as twenty civilians were reported killed and 53 injured after heavy alleged Coalition, Russian and/or Syrian regime night time strikes on Raqqa.
Coalition aircraft were reportedly flying in the vicinity immediately prior to the first attack, which happened just before midnight. One of those targeted was Fawaz al-Hassan, alias Abu Ali al Sahri, a Shariah judge in the city who had terrorised the civilian population.

However Raqqa is being Slaughtered attributed the attacks to both Coalition and Assad regime aircraft:
Coalition planes targeted the city around 04:40am and regime planes targeted the city around 08:30am and between them the raids targeted the following areas:
1-municipal stadium

2-the teachers’ residential building near the pool
3-the commerical shops near the youth club
4-the obstertrics hospital
5-the women’s art school
6- two raids targeted al Nai’m the first on the roundabout and the second the MTN building
7-a building opposite the chamber of commerce
8-the new Party building near the national hospital
9-Al Ri’aya building
10- a building near al Fatat [the girl] school.
11-a building near the modern medicine hospital [which contains a generator and the raid led to the fuel burning]
It is noteworthy that water and electricity to the city have been cut off, and the city is empty of people as a result of fear of warplanes.”
Shaam News also reported that “
Coalition aircraft launched about 19 raids and Assad’s planes about eight.”

However the Syrian Network blamed Russia for the attack: “On 10 April 2016, alleged Russian warplanes shelled missiles at Al Thaqana in Al Raqqa city under the control of ISIL which killed 5 individuals from one family .including 1 female child and a woman.”
Among the civilians reported killed were:
Hajj Wahab al Khalif
His son Ahmad al Khalif
The daughter of Ahmad Khalif and the wife of one of his sons
Mahmoud Ibrahim al Khazim – a municipal worker from al Assadiya 

Civilians reported killed: 5-20, including 1-3 children and 1-4 women
Reported injured: 53
Sources: Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (1) [Arabic], Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (2) [Arabic], Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (3) [Arabic], Shaam News Network [Arabic], Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (4) [Arabic], Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (5) [Arabic], Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (6) [Arabic], Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently- photos (7) [Arabic], Shaam News Network [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (8) [Arabic], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (9) [Arabic], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (10) [Arabic], Al A’Amaq Agency [Arabic], Shaam News Network (2) [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights (2) [English] [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: The Coalition has publicly reported no strikes in the vicinity of Raqaa for April 10th-11th 2016

A fire rages in Raqqa April 10th-11th after a Coalition or Russian airstrike (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered)
A fire rages in Raqqa April 10th-11th after a Coalition or Russian airstrike (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered)

April 10th 2016: Tal Hussain, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: Multiple sources named five civilian victims of an alleged Coalition airstrike on Tal Hussain.
Abdulqader al-Obeid – adult 50-year old male architect or engineer, married with children

Ahmad Abdulqader al-Obeid – 16-year old boy
Ahmad Abdulqader al-Obeid (or Nafe’i al Deek) – 65-year old man
Saleh al-Sheikh – 75-year old man, married with sons
Mohammad Saleh al-Sheikh – 35-year old married father
Almost all sources blamed the Coalition for the civilian deaths, although Halab News and the Syrian Human Rights Committee said Russia was responsible. The village was the scene of a major battle for control between rebels and Daesh fighters.
Civilians reported killed: 5-7, including 1 child and 1 woman
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Violations Documentation Centre, Step News Agency [Arabic], Al Jisr TV [Arabic], Aboo Obada tweet [Arabic], Step News [Arabic], Radio Al Kul [Arabic], Abu Teem al Halabi [Arabic], Syrian Civil Defence [Arabic], Halab News [Arabic], Syrian Human Rights Committee [Arabic], Zaiton Mag [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic], Committees for the Defence of Democracy, Freedoms and Human Rights in Syria [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights [English] [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic] [English],
Quality of reporting: Fair, though with limited claim of Russian responsibility
Coalition position: For April 10th-11th 2016 the Coalition reported the following strike in Aleppo governorate: “Near Mar’a, four strikes struck four separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed six ISIL fighting positions, seven ISIL vehicles, two ISIL tactical vehicles, and an ISIL house borne improvised explosive device (HBIED).

 

April 11th 2016: Hamam Sagheir village near Manbij, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: Up to four civilians were reported killed and ten injured in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Hamam Sagheir village in Aleppo governorate. One of those killed was a child, who died alongside his father.
The Syrian Network placed the death toll at two including a child. Syria Post said up to four died, noting that “an entire family made up of 3-4 people was killed in the area of Al Hamam mountain in Al Shamiya area in the countryside of Manbij in the eastern Aleppo countryside after the international coalition launched a raid on their house which lies opposite the village of Tal Ahmar on the eastern bank of the Euphrates – after Kurdish militia gave Coalition planes the wrong coordinates.”

The Syrian Press Centre claimed the village mosque was also destroyed in five Coalition strikes on the village.
Two of the dead were later named as Nour al Deen al Ali (a child) and Abboud al Hamad al Ali (his father.)
Civilians reported killed: 2-4, including 1 child
Reported injured: 10
Sources: Syrian Network for Human Rights, Syria Post [Arabic], Syria Post (2) [Arabic], Aleppo 24 [Arabic], Manbij Coordination Committee [Arabic], Darat Azza Media Centre [Arabic], Syria 2011 [Arabic], Syrian Press Centre [Arabic], Syrian Human Rights Committee [Arabic], Syria News Desk [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic] [English],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For April 11th-12th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Manbij, one strike struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL mortar system.”

Up to 4 civilians died in alleged Coalition strike April 11th after a home was mistakenly hit (via Syria Post)
Up to 4 civilians died in an alleged Coalition strike at Hamam Sagheir April 11th after a home was mistakenly hit (via Syria Post)

 

April 11th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: According to Iraq Oil Reportat least 10 civilians died and 20 were injured following Coalition airstrikes on Daesh bases around Mosul.
Citing local sources, it noted: “
On April 11, coalition air strikes also took out IS bases in Sawas in the south, Sukar on the east and the Filastin (Palestine) area on the west sides of Mosul. But in striking targets in these residential neighborhoods, the coalition also killed at least 10 civilians and wounded at least 20 more in total, according to two eyewitnesses at the scene of each strike who reported the bodies they saw.”

Prompted by Iraq Oil Report, the Coalition said it was reviewing the claims: “When asked to comment on these incidents, [chief Coalition spokesman Colonel Steve] Warren said the coalition conducted airstrikes ‘near Mosul’ on April 7 and 11, but did not confirm the particulars of the strikes.
‘We have not received previous allegations of civilian casualties in the area. Now that we have received this allegation, as with any allegation we receive, we will review any information we have about the incident, including information provided by third parties, such as the proximity of the location to CJTF airstrikes, and any other relevant information presented,’ Warren said, saying the coalition encourages reporting of civilian casualty allegations. ‘If the information supporting the allegation is determined to be credible, we will then determine the next appropriate step. We take all feasible measures during the targeting process to avoid or minimize civilian casualties or collateral damage and to comply with the principles of the Law of Armed Conflict,’ Warren said.”
Responding to a request for clarification about possible involvement given declared UK strikes near Mosul and Qayyarah that day, the MoD told Airwars that “after extensive research, we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the alleged event.
Civilians reported killed: 10
Reported injured: 20
Sources: Iraq Oil Report [paywall],
Quality of reporting: Weak – presently single source
Coalition position: The Coalition reports that for April 10th-11th 2016Near Mosul, four strikes [3 British] struck four separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed seven ISIL assembly areas, an ISIL supply cache, and an ISIL rocket rail.”
For April 11th-12th it reported: “Near Mosul, four strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and two separate ISIL headquarters and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL assembly area.”

 

April 16th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local sources reported that one civilian was killed and four injured after an oil refinery in northern Mosul was hit by Coalition aircraft.
One source described the civilians as the ‘owners’ of the refinery.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Reported injured: 4
Sources: Al A’Amaq Agency (Daesh-linked) [Arabic], Shaban Ahmad Alsalafy blog [Arabic], Mosul News 7 [Arabic], Sonawa1 tweet [Arabic], 
Quality of reporting: May effectively be single source, though multiple Coalition strikes confirmed on oil facilities.
Coalition position: The Coalition reports for April 15th-16th 2016 that “Near Mosul, four strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, 14 ISIL modular oil refineries, and two ISIL crude oil stills and destroyed an ISIL assembly area and 10 ISIL boats.”

 

April 16th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: A man named as ‘Engineer Mustafa‘ was reported killed along with his wife and child in an airstrike on a vehicle in the Hadbah or officers’ neighbourhood of eastern Mosul.
A local tweet reported: “Martyrdom of Engineer Mustafa and his family by aerial bombing which targeted his car in the Hadbah neighborhood in Mosul. Nothing was found of their bodies. They have never been connected with Daesh.”

Civilians reported killed: 3, includng 1 woman and 1 child
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Mosul Eye [Arabic], Sonawa1 tweet [Arabic], Mosul News 7 [Arabic], MNN News [Arabic].
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: The Coalition reports that for April 16th-17th 2016: “Near Mosul, six strikes struck six separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL fighting position, four ISIL assembly areas, and three ISIL vehicles.”

 

April 17th 2016: Halabsa village nr Fallujah, Anbar province, Iraq

Yousif Mushtak Talib Al Halbusi (via News Fallujah Now)
Yousif Mushtak Talib Al Halbusi (via News Fallujah Now)

Summary: Local sources claimed that Coalition aircraft struck homes in an afternoon attack on Halabsa village west of Fallujah, killing six civilians and injuring another 12 or more, “most of them children and women.”
News Fallujah pictured a young survivor of the event, noting: “Yousif Mushtak Talib Al Halbusi : His mother was killed and his father( Mushtak Talib) and sister( Mariam) were injured today afternoon by the bombing.”
News of Iraq only reported ‘heavy shelling’ on the village, and did not attribute responsibility for the civilian deaths. And Yaqen – which placed the death toll higher at eight – also blamed the attack on unidentifed aircraft, with its reporter noting that “the bombing targeted the homes of civilians in different parts of the city of Fallujah which also left material damage.
Iraqi Spring insteasd blamed the Iraq military for the deaths of three civilians “in [the] Zoyya area west of Fallujah.”
Iraqi Revolution reported that a young girl it named as Aisha Ali Mohammed died the following day of injuries sustained in the event (see picture below.)
Civilians reported killed: 4-9, including 1 woman, 1 child
Reported injured: 8-18
Sources: News Fallujah Now [Arabic], News Fallujah Now (2) [Arabic], Fayad Fayad blog [Arabic], News of Iraq [Arabic], Al Tarmiyah [Arabic], Yaqen [Arabic], Iraqi Spring Media Centre, Iraqi Revolution [Arabic], Iraqi Revolution (2) [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For April 17th-18th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Fallujah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit.”

Aisha Ali Mohammed, who died following an alleged Coalition strike at on April 19th 2016 (via Iraqi Revolution)
Aisha Ali Mohammed, who died following an alleged Coalition strike at Halabsa on April 19th 2016 (via Iraqi Revolution)

 

April 18th 2016: Sidera village near Shirkat, Salahudin province, Iraq
Summary: According to local sources, unknown aircraft struck boats in Sidera village east of Shirkat north of Tikrit, killing 22 civilians and injuring at least 15 more.

Russia Today claimed that the night time event “killed five brothers from one family” with a number of houses in the village destroyed.
According to News of Iraq, the civilians died when boats carryng food were struck on the river: “It’s noteworthy that as a result of the siege of Fallujah and the hunger people are suffering, they are being forced to use boats to move some relief aid in from other regions, particularly after the destruction of nearby bridges.”
Al Sumaria blamed the Coalition, while News of Iraq said the Iraqi military was responsible.
Civilians reported killed: 22
Reported injured: 15-20
Sources: Russia Today Arabic, Postjor [Arabic], Hussein Al Angoud blog [Arabic], News of Iraq [Arabic], Al Sumaria [Arabic], Shafaqna [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For April 17th-18th 2016, the Coalition did report destroying a boat, though placed the attack near Mosul: “Near Mosul, four strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL mortar positions, two ISIL assembly areas, an ISIL vehicle, and an ISIL boat and suppressed an ISIL rocket team.

 

April 19th 2016: Al Tabaqah, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Two named civilians were reported killed and others injured after an alleged Coalition strike at Al Tabaqah.
One of those killed has been named as Abd al Mahayman Abd al Tawwab al Radwan, from Deir Ezzor.

Civilians reported killed: 2
Reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Local Civil Defence Committees of Syria, Local Civil Defence Committees of Syria (2), Jisr TV [Arabic], Smart News [Arabic], Al Araby [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For April 18th-19th the Coalition reports that “Near Ar Raqqah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.”
The Coalition publicly reports no strikes in the vicinity for April 19th-20th 2016.

 

April 19th-20th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: According to local sources, up to eight civilians were killed and others injured after Coalition jets struck the Al Hadbah apartment complex in western Mosul. “Many” Daesh fighters were also reported killed. 

NRN said it was a night time attack: “Our correspondent says the bombing killed and wounded a number of civilians, noting that foreign elements in Daash were also killed during the shelling. Our correspondent also said the bombing caused considerable material damage to residential buildings and civilian property.” Iraqi Revolution said a neighbourhood gas station was also hit in the Coalition attack.
Reports described the Al Hadbah complex as being inhabited by Daesh fighters and their immediate families.
Two victims were later named as Ahmad Khalid and Waleed [or Amjad] Khalid (who may have been sewage workers for the city.) The Daesh-linked Al A’Amaq claimed four children, two women and a man were killed. Al Noor also said that four children and their mother died. 
Responding to a request for clarification about possible RAF involvement given declared strikes at Mosul that day, the UK MoD told Airwars: “There is no credible indication of potential UK involvement” in the alleged event of April 19th.
Civilians reported killed: 7-8, including 4 children and 1-2 women
Reported injured: 20
Sources: NRN News [Arabic], Iraqi Revolution [Arabic], Peshmerga Forces blog [Arabic], Mosul Eye [Arabic], Yosif Almashadany blog [Arabic], Al A’Amaq Agency (Daesh-linked) [Arabic], Iraqi Spring Media Center, Al Noor News [Arabic], Iraqi Revoluton [Arabic], Sama al Abed blog [Arabic], Mosul News 7 [Arabic], Iraqi Spring Media Centre [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: The Coalition reports for April 19th-20th 2016 that “Near Mosul, nine strikes struck an ISIL staging area, an ISIL-used power plant, and four separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL assembly areas, three ISIL supply caches, an ISIL mortar system, and two ISIL vehicles and denied ISIL access to terrain.”

 

April 20th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: An alleged Coalition airstrike on a neighbourhood in eastern Mosul also reportedly killed an entire family.
According to NRN News, “Our correspondent said that the bombing was aimed at the home district council of Mosul by Zuhair al-Jubouri in a neighborhood used by Daesh. But the rocket landed on a house next door, killing five people consisting of family.”
Local blogger Souad al Azzawi published a photo he said was of the destroyed house in which a mother and four children died. MNN said the children were all girls. And Mosul Eye said a home belonging to the owner of a nearby pharmacy was destroyed.

Civilians reported killed: 5 – reportedly a mother and 4 children
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Mosul Eye [Arabic], NRN News [Arabic], Souad Al Azzawi blog [Arabic], MNN News [Arabic], Mosul Eye (2) [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: The Coalition reports for April 19th-20th 2016 that “Near Mosul, nine strikes struck an ISIL staging area, an ISIL-used power plant, and four separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL assembly areas, three ISIL supply caches, an ISIL mortar system, and two ISIL vehicles and denied ISIL access to terrain.”
For April 20th-21st it was reported: “Near Mosul, six strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed seven ISIL assembly areas, three ISIL vehicles, an ISIL supply cache, and an ISIL command and control node.

Home reportedly destroyed in a Coalition strike on Mosukl April 20th which was said to have killed a family of five.
Home reportedly destroyed in a Coalition strike on Mosukl April 20th which was said to have killed a family of five.

April 20th 2016: Faisaliah district, Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: An alleged Coalition airstrike on a bank in Faisaliah reportedly killed six students and injured a further eight civilians.
According to NINA, “The international Coalition bombed on Thursday [April 21st] the Um Al- Rabiein bank in the Al Faisaliah area in the north of Mosul, which led to the martyrdom of six students who were in the nearby bank and wounding eight others.”

Local blogger Salam Hamdoon claimed the strike took place at 10am during peak time, when the area was crowded with civilians.
Civilians reported killed: 6
Reported injured: 8
Sources: National Iraqi News Agency [Arabic], Mosul Eye [Arabic], Mosul Eye (2) [Arabic], Salam Hamdoon blog [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: The Coalition reports for April 19th-20th 2016 that “Near Mosul, nine strikes struck an ISIL staging area, an ISIL-used power plant, and four separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL assembly areas, three ISIL supply caches, an ISIL mortar system, and two ISIL vehicles and denied ISIL access to terrain.”
For April 20th-21st it was reported: “Near Mosul, six strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed seven ISIL assembly areas, three ISIL vehicles, an ISIL supply cache, and an ISIL command and control node.

 

April 21st-22nd 2016: Al Bukamal, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria

Khamis Al Sayed Matar pctured in white cap (via SN4HR)
Khamis Al Sayed Matar pctured in white cap (via SN4HR)

Summary: At least four and up to ten members of one family were reported killed in alleged Coalition night time strikes on Al Bukamal.
According to the Deir Ezor Observatory there were three Coalition strikes on the city, all after midnight. And News of the Revolution reported that “International coalition planes last night carried out four raids targeting the cement factory, the Krash factory, al Sina’a [industrial area], al Hizam Al Akhdar [the green belt], and there is news of the martyrdom of an entire family.”

Free Deir Ezzor Broadcast named the victims, but said the attack was by Russia: “Khamees Said al Matar and nine members of his family were killed after warplanes targeted their house last night. The house was totally destroyed.” However the Coalition has confirmed carrying out strikes in the vicinity. The Syrian Network placed the Coalition death toll at four civilans, which it said included a woman.
The Syrian Network put the death toll at four, also naming
Khamis Al Sayed Matar as well as Saeed Khamis Al Matar.
Responding to a request for clarification about possible involvement given declared UK strikes near Abu Kamal that day, the MoD told Airwars: “We cannot make any definitive assessment of possible UK presence from the evidence you have provided, but I can confirm that there was no indication of any civilian casualties in our own detailed assessments of the impact of each of our strikes over the period concerned.”
Civilians reported killed: 4-10, including 1 or more women
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Step News Agency [Arabic], Deir Ezzor Observatory [Arabic], News of the Revolution [Arabic],  Free Deir Ezzor Broadcast (1) [Arabic], Free Deir Ezzor Broadcast (2) [Arabic], Local Civil Defence Committees of Syria, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights, Syrian Network for Human Rights (2) [Arabic] [English],
Quality of reporting: Fair – though with one source claiming Russian involvement
Coalition position: The Coalition reports for April 21st-22nd 2016 that “Near Abu Kamal, two strikes struck an ISIL bed down location and an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) facility.

 

April 22nd 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Four families comprising 36 civilians, including women and children, were killed in the Al-Maliya district east of Mosul in a strike by the international coalition, according to a senior medical source in Nineveh quoted by NINA.

In a rare named citation, Director of the Emergency General Hospital in Mosul Dr. Mahdi al-Rubaie told the National Iraqi News Agency that “the international coalition bombed a Daesh site resulting in the martyrdom of four families east of Mosul.”
NINA noted that Dr al-Rubaie added that the bodies of “36 civilians, including 17 women and 11 children arrived at the forensic medicine in Mosul at dawn today.
In what may be a linked event, MNN reported the death of an internally displaced woman from Salahudin province, killed after a Coalition strike in the agriculture neighbourhood.
Civilians reported killed: 36-37, including 17 women and 11 children
Reported injured: 8
Sources: National Iraqi News Agency (1), NINA (2) [Arabic], MNN [Arabic], 
Quality of reporting: Fair – effectively single source, though with named medical source
Coalition position: The Coalition reports for April 21st-22nd 2016 that “Near Mosul, five strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL weapons cache, an ISIL assembly area, and three ISIL supply caches and suppressed two separate ISIL fighting positions.”
For April 22nd-23rd it noted: “Near Mosul, three strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL weapons caches, an ISIL check point, two ISIL vehicles, and an ISIL VBIED.

 

April 23rd 2016: Marqadah, Al-Hasakah governorate, Syria
Summary: A claimed evening airstrike by the Coalition on Daesh fighters in Marqadah also reportedly killed and injured a number of civilians when a mosque was struck. Syria News reported local sources as saying that “The dead and wounded were killed by Coalition bombing of a mosque during evening prayers in the city of Marqadah in Hasakah.”
Another source noted, “
According to information received by ARA News the international Coalition targeted an Islamic State site in the vicinity of the town of Marqadah bordering the province of Deir Ezzor, which resulted in big losses in its ranks.” ARA made no mention of civilian casualties.

Civilians reported killed: 1 or more
Reported injured: 1 or more
Sources: Hassakah Youth Union [Arabic], Shaam News Network [Arabic], ARA News [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic], Syria News [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Weak. No casualty figures given, and no declared Coalition strikes in the region on this date
Coalition position: For April 22nd-23rd the Coalition reported strikes in Hasakah governorate near both Washiya and Al Hawl: “Near Al Hawl, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit… Near Washiyah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.”
For April 23rd-24th
the Coalition publicly declared no strikes in Hassakah.

 

April 24th 2016: Kafr Ghan near Souran, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: The Daesh-linked Al A’Amaq Agency reported the deaths of four civilians “in an American bombing on the village of Kafr Ghan in Souran in the northern Aleppo countryside.” Other news agencies also reported the deaths of civilians in an alleged Coalition event.

Syria News, while making no mention of civilian casualties, reported that “International coalition planes target a booby-trapped car belonging to Daesh in the village of Kafr Ghan in the northern countryside at the same time as battles are raging between the rebels and IS.” ARA said three VBIEDs were destroyed by the Coalition befoer they could reach their targets.
Civilians reported killed: 4
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Al A’Amaq Agency (Daesh-linked) [Arabic], Syria News [Arabic], Aleppo Eyewitness [Arabic], Al Jisr TV [Arabic], Syrian Press Centre [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic], ARA News [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair – though with caution regarding Daesh sourcing
Coalition position: For April 23rd-24th the Coalition reported strikes in Aleppo governorate near both Manbij and Mar’a: “Near Manbij, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position, and an ISIL anti-air artillery system. Near Mar’a, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL fighting position, and an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED).
For April 24th-25th, it again reported strikes in two Aleppo locations: “Near Manbij, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit. Near Mar’a, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed four ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL supply cache, and an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED).

Al JisrTV reports civilian casualties in Kafr Ghan from Coalition strikes

April 26th 2016: Sharqat, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: US aircraft attacked an ISIL checkpoint in the town of Sharqat. According to a CENTCOM release issued three months later “it is [now] assessed that one civilian was killed when a motorcycle unexpectedly appeared in the target area after the US aircraft had already released its weapon.”

That attack on a checkpoint near the Jumeila bridge was reported at the time – though there was no mention of civilian casualties.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: CENTCOM release, Airwars, Stars and Stripes,
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED CASUALTY EVENT
Coalition position: There was no public reporting of a Coalition strike on a checkpoint in the area between April 25th-27th 2016.

 

April 29th-30th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: The succesful US targeted killing of the Australian Neil Prakash, ‘an ISIL external operations facilitator’ also “struck three civilians on the road and one civilian located on an adjacent compound,” CENTCOM admitted three months later.

One of the four civilians killed in the airstrike that day has been named by local sources as Dr Ziad Kalaf,  a university teacher.
Civilians reported killed: 4
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Mosul News Agency [Arabic], Raad Abasi blog [Arabic],  Local tweet [Arabic], CENTCOM release, Airwars, Stars and Stripes,
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED U.S. CASUALTY EVENT
Coalition position: The Coalition reports for April 29th-30th 2016 that “Near Mosul, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL assembly areas, two ISIL bed down locations, two ISIL fighting positions, and an ISIL weapons cache.”
For April 30th-May 1st the Coalition reports: “Near Mosul, six strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL heavy machine guns, two ISIL mortar systems, two ISIL vehicles, and an ISIL weapons cache.

Dr. Ziad Khalaf, reported killed in alleged Coalitin strike on Mosul April 30th 2016 (via Mosul News Agency)
Dr. Ziad Khalaf, reported killed in alleged Coalitin strike on Mosul April 30th 2016 (via Mosul News Agency)

April 30th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: In a previously unknown Coalition casualty event, the US admitted in November 2016 that its arcraft had killed five civilians at Mosul, noting that during a strike “against ISIL military leadership, it is assessed that five civilians were killed after entering the target area after the aircraft released its weapon.”
No additional details are presently known.

Civilians reported killed: 5
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: CENTCOM casualty admission,
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED CASUALTY EVENT
Coalition position: The Coalition reports for April 29th-30th 2016 that “Near Mosul, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL assembly areas, two ISIL bed down locations, two ISIL fighting positions, and an ISIL weapons cache.”
For April 30th-May 1st the Coalition reports: “Near Mosul, six strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL heavy machine guns, two ISIL mortar systems, two ISIL vehicles, and an ISIL weapons cache.

May 2016

May 2nd-3rd 2016: Raqqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria

Muhannad Khalil al Shaheen (via Raqaa Is Being Slaughtered)
Muhannad Khalil al Shaheen (via Raqaa Is Being Slaughtered)

Summary: Thirteen civilians and five Daesh fighters were reported killed in heavy night time air raids on Raqqa. Both Russia and the Coalition were blamed for the attacks.
The Syrian Observatory noted that “Warplanes likely belonging to the U.S led coalition hit several areas of Raqqa city with 35 airstrikes after midnight, which killed 13 civilians and 5 ISIL militants and wounded others. The number of dead civilians is likely to rise given the serious injuries.”
However Raqqa is Being Slaughtered – which said up to 20 civilian homes had been destroyed – while initially not attributing the attack to any belligerent, later said Russia was probably responsible: “
The heavy bombardment, has come after Russian statements in the Security Council about its intention to target the Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor under the pretext of the war on terrorism.” Al Jazeera also blamed Russia.
Two of the civilian victims were later named as Muhannad Khalil al Shaheen and Juma’a Ibrahim.

Civilians reported killed: 13-20, and 5 ISIL fighters
Reported injured: 30-50
Sources:  Local Civil Defence Committees [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human RightsRaqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently [Arabic], Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (2) [Arabic], Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (3) [Arabic], Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (4) [Arabic], Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (5) [Arabic], Al Jazeera [Arabic], Syria Net [Arabic], AFP [Arabic], Al Ettihad [Arabic], Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (6) – photos [Arabic], Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (7) – photos [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: The Coalition reports for May 2nd-3rd 2016 that “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes struck an ISIL finance center and an ISIL weapons storage facility.”
Russia has not yet publicly reported for this date.

Aftermath of massive air raid on Raqqa May 2nd-3rd which left at least 13 civilians dead (via Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered)
Aftermath of massive air raid on Raqqa May 2nd-3rd which left at least 13 civilians dead (via Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered)

May 4th-5th 2016: Tal Afar, Nineveh province, Iraq

Via Tal Afar Tribes
Via Tal Afar Tribes

Summary: Local sources claimed that Coalition aircraft struck civilian homes in a night time attack on Tal Afar city west of Mosul, resulting in 17 deaths including 12 children and 3 women.
The Coalition has confirmed airstrikes in the city.
One of the child victims was later named as Mohand.
Civilians reported killed: 17, including 12 children and 3 women
Reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Iraqi Revolution [Arabic], Arabic News CN [Arabic], Iraqi Spring Media Centre [Arabic], Iraqi Spring Media Centre (2), VERY GRAPHIC NRN News – photos [Arabic], Tal Afar Tribes Champions [Arabic], Iraqi Revolution (2) [Arabic], Khabar News Agency [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: The Coalition reports for May 4th-5th 2016 that “Near Tal Afar, one strike struck an ISIL weapons facility.

Rescuers search for survivors of a lethal alleged Coalition strike at Tal Afar, May 5th 2016 (via NRN News)
Rescuers search for survivors of a lethal alleged Coalition strike at Tal Afar, May 5th 2016 (via NRN News)

May 6th 2016: Debeq, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: A 6-year old girl was reported killed in a Coalition raid on the town of Debeq.

VDC has named the victim as Sara al Naser.
In what may be the same or a separate incident, on December 1st 2016 the Coalition reported the following: “After a thorough review of the facts and circumstances of each alleged civilian casualty report, CJTF-OIR assessed that the following 12 reports received in October are non-credible. Non-credible means that at this time there is not sufficient evidence available to determine that, more likely than not, a Coalition strike resulted in alleged civilian casualties.

4. May 5, 2016, near Aleppo, Syria: No Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographical area.”
Civilians reported killed: 1, a girl
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Local Civil Defence Committees [Arabic], Shaam News Network [Arabic], Violations Documentation Centre, Smart News [Arabic], Syria Post [Arabic], Halab TV [Arabic], Syria 2011 [Arabic], Radio Al Kul [Arabic], Al Jisr TV [Arabic], EXTREMELY GRAPHIC Al A’Amaq Agency video (linked to ISIL), Coalition report (December 2016),
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: The Coalition reports for May 6th-7th 2016 that “Near Mar’a [Aleppo governorate], three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, an ISIL command and control node, and ISIL headquarters and destroyed an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL fighting position.

 

May 7th 2016: Ahtemlat, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: Six civilians including up to 5 children died in a reported night time Coalition strike at Ahtemlat in Aleppo governorate. Graphic images showed the bodies of at least two infants being recovered.

According to the Syrian Observatory, “SOHR activists were informed that no less than 4 IS including a commander were killed by aerial bombardment by the U.S led coalition warplanes during the last 24 hours around the strategic town of Dabiq, the aerial bombardment also killed 6 civilians including children. No less than 12 IS were killed by aerial bombardment targeted Dalha and Hor areas in the northern countryside near the Turkish borders.”
Civilians reported killed: 6, including 5 children and 1 woman
Reported injured: 2-5
Sources: Local Civil Defence Committees [Arabic], Al Jisr TV [Arabic], EXTREMELY GRAPHIC Al A’Amaq Agency video (linked to ISIL), Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Shaam News Network [Arabic], Violations Documentation CentreAl Walaa’ and al Bara’a Agency [Arabic], Aleppo 24 [Arabic], Syria Rebels [Arabic], Alm Jhar [Arabic], Zaman al Wasl [Arabic], Fresh Syria [Arabic], Qasioun [Arabic], 
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: The Coalition reports for May 6th-7th 2016 that “Near Mar’a [Aleppo governorate], three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, an ISIL command and control node, and ISIL headquarters and destroyed an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL fighting position.
For May 7th-8th the Coalition reports: “Near Mar’a, three strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions.

 

May 11th 2016: Rutbah, Anbar province, Iraq
Summary: According to local sources, a Coalition airstrike at Ar Rutbah resulted in the deaths of seven civilians and the injuring of an additional 13. 

News of Iraq reported that the attack destroyed the house of Aref Abrash in Methaq neighbourhood, and the home of Abdullah al-Fayad near the Mustafa mosque.
A propaganda video issued by Al A’Amaq showed a number of injured civilians, along with widespread damage to central Ar Rutbah. 
Civilians reported killed: 7
Reported injured: 13
Sources: Yaqein [Arabic], Al A’Amaq Agency (ISIL-linked) – video, Iraqi Spring Media Centre,   News of Iraq [Arabic], 
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For May 10th-11th 2016 the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Rutbah, one strike produced inconclusive results.”
For May 11th-12th the Coalition reported no strikes at Rutbah, though did confirm attacks elsewhere in Anbar province: “Near Fallujah, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL mortar position and two ISIL rocket rails.

Daesh propaganda video showing casualties of alleged Coalition airstrike on Rutbah, May 11th 2016

 

May 11th 2016: Dabiq, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: One or more civilian non-combatants were reported killed – and at least two others injured – after an alleged Coalition air raid on the village of Dabiq.

Step News, citing an Islamic State source – said seven civilians were also injured in the event. Another source said the civilian casualties occurred when a workshop for making thread was struck. Three Daesh fighters were also reported killed. 
According to ARA News, “Saleh Zein, one of the field commanders in the opposition in the northern countryside of Aleppo, confirmed to ARA News, that ‘the international coalition aircraft targeted with several air raids Daesh positions in the northern Aleppo countryside. The bombing focused on the towns of Dabiq, Asnabil, Hor al Naher and the outskirts of the town of Soran Izaz which led to the death of two civilians as well as the death of dozens of Daesh members.”
Civilians reported killed: 1-2, and 3-24 ISIL fighters
Reported injured: 7
Sources: Shaam News Network [Arabic], Halab Today [Arabic], Step News [Arabic], Omar al Falahi tweet [Arabic], Syria News 24 [Arabic], Al A’Amaq Agency (archived) [Arabic], Syria News [Arabic], ARA News [Arabic], 
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: The Coalition reports carrying out one strike in Aleppo governorate on May 10th-11th 2016: “Near Manbij, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.”
For May 11th-12th the Coalition reported a number of airstrikes in Aleppo governorate: “Near Mar’a, four strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and an ISIL staging facility and destroyed an ISIL vehicle and 12 ISIL fighting positions. Near Manbij, one strike denied ISIL access to terrain.

 

May 16th 2016: Abu Kamal, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria

Ali and Musab Qutayba al Rawi, killed in reported Coalition stike on Al Bukamal may 16th 2016 (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
Ali and Musab Qutayba al Rawi, killed in reported Coalition stike on Abu Kamal May 16th 2016 (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)

Summary: Multiple sources reported that Coalition aircraft were responsible for the deaths of up to seven members of two families following a dawn airstrike near the post office building in Al Bukamal. The target appears to have been a key Islamic State figure, whose family members died in the attack.
According to Shaam News, “Activists said planes believed to be with the international coalition launched several raids with rockets on the post office zone in Abu Kamal, hitting the houses of civilians from the family of Hajj Fawaz [or Fawzi] and his brothers killing more than seven people from the same family and there are still people trapped under the rubble and the residents are working to lift them out, including children.
Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered later named the following as having been killed by the Coalition: “T
he child Msa’ab [or Musab] Katiba al Rawi [or al Raqi], The child Maria Katiba al Rawi, the child Ali Katiba al Rawi and their aunt Hana’a Fawaz al Rawi.” Ms al Rawi’s brother Katiba was also reported injured in the attack.
According to a case study later issued by Amnesty International, the likely target was a prominent Daesh figure, Fawaz al Rawi: “On the basis of the available information, Coalition forces were most likely responsible for this attack in which only civilians were killed, according to multiple sources. Since all indications are that at least four civilians were killed, and the apparent intended target was not present, the attack raises concerns regarding whether adequate precautions were taken. It is also unclear whether Fawaz al-Rawi’s activities amounted to direct participation in hostilities.

Civilians reported killed: 4-7, including 1 woman and 3 children
Reported injured: 3 or more
Sources: Shaam News Network [Arabic], Local Civil Defence [Arabic], Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently [Arabic], Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently (2) [Arabic], Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently (3) – photos [Arabic], Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently (4) – photos [Arabic], Sky News Arabia, Syrian Revolution Forum [Arabic], Syria Network Direct [Arabic], Al Nateq Network [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [archived], Deir Ezzor 24 [Arabic], Russia Today Arabic, Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights (October 2016) [Arabic] [English], Amnesty investigation (October 2016),
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: The Coalition confirms carrying out an airstrike in the vicinity on May 15th-16th 2016: “Near Abu Kamal, one strike struck an ISIL financial headquarters.”
No Coalition strikes were publicly reported in the vicinity for May 16th-17th

Aftermath of reported Coalition strike at Abu Kamal May 16th, which killed multiple civilians (via Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently)
Aftermath of reported Coalition strike at Abu Kamal May 16th, which killed multiple civilians (via Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently)

 

May 16th 2016: As Shadadi, al Hassakah governorate, Syria
Summary: In a previously unknown incident, the Coalition reported on December 1st that it had inadvertently killed two civilians near as Shadadi.
According to the Coalition report, “
During a strike on seven ISIL fighters in a moving vehicle, it was assessed that two civilians were inadvertently killed. One civilian passenger in the vehicle was killed and one civilian riding a motorcycle was killed when he came into proximity of the ISIL vehicle after the munition was released.”

Civilians reported killed: 3
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Coalition report (December 2016),
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED CIVILIAN CASUALTY EVENT
Coalition position: For May 16th-17th. the Coalition reported at the time that “Near Al Shadaddi, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.”

 

May 19th 2016: Al Hamrat, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: A family was reported killed in a contested airstrike at Al Hamrat in Raqqa governorate.

Shaam News blamed the US-led Coalition: “Activists said that aircraft believed to be from the international coalition bombed Al Hamrat in the eastern Raqqa countryside this morning, leading to the martyrdom of the family of Abdul Al Hadi Hassan Al Abd al-Hadi Albouhbal including children and women after targeting their home with several missiles.”
Other sources including local Civil Defence did not attribute responsibility for the deaths, citing only warplanes. At least one local activist blamed Russia for the attack. And Jisr TV blamed the Assad regime. Commenting on the confusion, Syrian Al Hall cited a local witness: “The source said there was no confirmed reports on the identity of the planes that carried out the bombing but it is likely to be the coalition given the accuracy of the targeting and the closing of the area by Daash after the raid.”

In its reporting of at least four airstrikes by unidentified aircraft, Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered noted: “The areas targeted by air raids in the eastern countryside of the city of Al Raqqa were:
– the council of the village of Hamra Ghnam and the school nearby
– civilian homes in Badr farm
– Al Muntazaha village the home of Anoun al Sultan
– al Jirka village the home of Abd al Hadi Hassan al Bouhbal killing 3 of his children and his wife.”
On the same day, Coalition aircraft dropped leaflets on Raqqa city urging residents to flee an imminent assault to dislodge so-called Islamic State.

Civilians reported killed: 4 or more, including 3 children and 1 woman
Reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Shaam News Network [Arabic], Local Civil Defence of Syria [Arabic], Haleb News Network [Arabic], Hussein al Ahmad blog [Arabic], Step News [Arabic], Al Jisr TV [Arabic], Syria Direct Network [Arabic], Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (1) [Arabic], Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (2) [Arabic], Coalition leaflet urging Raqqa residents to flee [Arabic], Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (3), Al Jazeera [Arabic], Enabbaladi [Arabic], Qasioun [Arabic], Syria 24 [Arabic], Jisr TV [Arabic], Syrian Al Hall [Arabic], 
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: The Coalition noted no strikes near Raqqa for May 18th-19th 2016.
For May 19th-20th 2016 it noted: “Near Ar Raqqah, one strike destroyed an ISIL oil pump-jack.”

 

May 19th 2016: Fallujah, Anbar province, Iraq
Summary: According to local sources, up to six civilians including four children were killed and 13 people injured in an alleged Coalition or Iraqi government strike on Fallujah.

According to Yaqein, “four civilians including a child were killed and 12 others wounded mostly children and women. Most of them were seriously injured as a result of the retaliatory shelling and indiscriminate government and international airstrikes.” 
The casualties occurred in the Abu Alwan area of the city, during an intense campaign prior to a major assault to liberate Fallujah from so-called Islamic State.
 later named some of the casualties: “The child Hammam Jassim Mohammad Mohammadi has been killed along with his mother and young brother, while his father is in a serious condition between life and death.
Civilians reported killed: 4-6, including 4 children
Reported injured: 13
Sources: Yaqein [Arabic], News Fallujah Now – video of injured boys, News Fallujah Now (2) – photos of injured victims, News Fallujah Now (3), Al Fallujah [Arabic], News Fallujah Now (4) [Arabic], Iraqi Revolution [Arabic], News of Iraq [Arabic], 
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For May 18th-19th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Fallujah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit.”
And for May 19th-20th it noted: “Near Fallujah, one strike destroyed two ISIL fighting positions and two ISIL heavy machine guns
.”

Child victim of reported Coalition or Iraq government airstrike on Fallujah, May 19th 2016 (via Fallujah Now)
Child victim of reported Coalition or Iraq government airstrike on Fallujah, May 19th 2016 (via Fallujah Now)

May 19th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: A single source, Yaqen, claimed that 40 civilians were killed and injured in Coalition airstrikes on Mosul.
According to the local news group, “A source said that ‘the bombing targeted areas of the Ghazlai camp project as well as the University of Mosul, and the shelling was followed by another bombing which targeted the same areas after the gathering of civilians and ambulances at the first bombing site.’ The source added that ‘serious damage was caused to civilian houses and shops near the shelling areas.‘”
No additional information is presently known.
Responding to a request for clarification about possible involvement given declared UK strikes near Mosul that day, the MoD told Airwars that “after extensive research, we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the alleged event.
Civilians reported killed: 10-40
Reported injured: 10-30
Sources: Yaqen [Arabic], 
Quality of reporting: Weak – presently single source
Coalition position: For May 18th-19th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL assembly areas and an ISIL vehicle.”
And for May 19th-20th, it was reported that “Near Mosul, five strikes [2 British] struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed seven ISIL assembly areas, four ISIL vehicles, an ISIL fighting position, and 26 ISIL rocket rails.”

 

May 20th 2016: Al Arshaf, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: Up to ten civilians were reported killed in an alleged Coalition evening strike at Al Arshaf village on the outskirts of Ekhitrin town, in the northern Aleppo countryside.

Syria Urgent initially said 6 civilians died – 4 women and two men – with another four injured “following an American raid.” The Syrian Observatory placed the death toll at seven, saying all the victims came from one family. And Shaam News said ten died, including 5 women.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported that “On Friday evening 20 May 2016 International coalition warplanes launched missiles at the northern eastern parts of Arshaf Town [near subway Akhtarin] in the norther suburbs of Aleppo governorate under the control of ISIS, killing 8 people including 3 children and two women, seven others were injured.”
Responding to a request for clarification about possible involvement given declared UK strikes near Aleppo that day, the MoD told Airwars that “after extensive research, we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the alleged event.
VDC later named the following victims, most from one family:

Khadijeh Jamal Rajab – girl
Ineam Jamal Rajab – girl
Mohammad Rajab – man
Bashar Mohammad Bashar – man
Aysha Rajab – woman
Israe Mohammad Rajab – girl
Jamal Rajab – man
Salha Mohammad Jomea – woman
2 unidentified adult males

Civilians reported killed: 8-10, including 2 to 5 women, 3 children
Reported injured: 7
Sources: Syria Urgent [Arabic], Syrian Press Centre [Arabic], Hussein al Ahmad blog [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic], Alaan TV [Arabic], Shaam News Network [Arabic], Local Civil Defence of Syria [Arabic], Smart News [Arabic], Al A’Amaq Agency video (ISIL-linked), Violations Documentation Centre, Syrian Network for Human Rights, Syrian Network for Human Rights (2) [English], Syrian Network for Human Rights (2) [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights (October 2016) [Arabic] [English], Syrian Network for Human Rights – victim names,
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: The Coalition reports the following for Ma’ra in Aleppo governorate for May 20th-21st 2016: “Near Mar’a, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and three ISIL command and control nodes.

Daesh propaganda video on aftermath of reported Coalition strike at Al Arshaf which killed at least eight civilians May 20th 2016.

 

May 23rd 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: A reported Coalition strike on the home of an ISIL fighter in Mosul also allegedly killed his wife and children, according to local reports. 
NRN News, citing a source in the east of the occupied city, reported: “The Daesh fighter was standing at the door of his home when first missile struck him and dismembered him. A second more powerful missile then fell on the house, killing all members of his family of five people, including women and children.
News of Iraq published a photograph of what it said was the destroyed building (below). 
Responding to a request for clarification about possible involvement given declared UK strikes near Mosul that day, the MoD told Airwars that “after extensive research, we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the alleged event.
Civilians reported killed: 5, including 1 woman and 2 or more children
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: NRN News [Arabic], News of Iraq [Arabic], 
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For May 22nd-23rd 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, five strikes struck an ISIL communications control center and destroyed two ISIL VBIEDs, two ISIL mortar systems, and two ISIL supply caches and suppressed an ISIL mortar position.”
And for May 23rd-24th it stated: “Near Mosul, four strikes [1 British with others] destroyed two ISIL vehicles, an ISIL VBIED, an ISIL mortar system, and an ISIL fighting position and suppressed an ISIL mortar position.”

Reported scene of alleged Coalition strike on a Daesh fighter in Mosul May 23rd, which was also said to have killed his family (via News of Iraq)
Reported scene of alleged Coalition strike on a Daesh fighter in Mosul May 23rd, which was also said to have killed his family (via News of Iraq)

 

May 23rd 2016: Al Mayadeen, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary:
Shaam News reported that an ‘entire family‘ was injured in an alleged Coalition evening airstrike on Al Mayadeen.
No additional details are presently known.
Responding to a request for clarification about possible involvement given declared UK strikes in Deir Ezzor that day, the MoD told Airwars that “after extensive research, we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the alleged event.
Civilians reported killed: 0
Reported injured: 3 or more
Sources: Shaam News Network [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Poor – presently single source
Coalition position: The Coalition reports that for May 23rd-24th 2016, “Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike [British] struck an ISIL tactical unit.
The UK’s own report noted that “Across the border, in eastern Syria, an RAF Reaper identified a terrorist checkpoint north-west of Dayr az Zawr and destroyed it with a Hellfire missile.

 

May 24th 2016: Fallujah, Anbar province, Iraq
Summary: Local security sources claimed the Coalition struck a Shia militia Mobilization Unit convoy of 15 vehicles headed to Fallujah from Karma. Some sources claimed the attack was ‘deliberate’, with the militia struck after moving without coordination with Iraq’s Joint Operation Command.

The alleged strike occurred at dawn. Erem News cited an official with the Mobilization Unit as saying that “Washington has claimed the attack was unintentional, and came after a military mistake in identifying an enemy position.
One local blogger claimed as many as 70 militia fighters died, though no other sources cited casualty numbers. 
The Coalition confirms heavy airstrikes in the vicinity during the battle to recapture Fallujah. 
Friendly forces reported killed: Up to 70
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Almaalomah [Arabic], Shafaqna [Arabic], Mohammed Jasom Jesim blog [Arabic], Khaled Salam blog [Arabic], Erem News [Arabic], Iraqi Revolution [Arabic], News of Iraq [Arabic], 
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For May 23rd-24th 2016 the Coalition reported: “Near Fallujah, four strikes [1 British?] struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL light machine gun, an ISIL front end loader, an ISIL mortar system, three ISIL VBIED storage facilities, two ISIL rocket positions, and three ISIL mortar positions.
And for May 24th-25th it was reported that “Near Fallujah, three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL front end loader.”

News of Iraq breaks the news of alleged 'friendly fire' strike on Shia militia near Fallujah May 23
News of Iraq breaks the news of alleged ‘friendly fire’ strike on Shia militia near Fallujah May 24th

 

May 24th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq

Via Iraqi Revolution
A plume of smoke rises from July 17th district (via Iraqi Revolution)

Summary: Seven civilians were reported killed and 23 injured in two reported Coalition raids.
In the first event Coalition aircraft reportedly struck a Daesh security headquarters in the July 17th neighbourhood of Mosul. Iraqi Revolution – which published an aftermath picture showing a heavy plume of smoke (right) – said the area around the Almoghaith mosque had been targeted. According to NRN a number of Daesh fighters were killed, but civilians were also said to have been injured.
In a second incident, the Coalition reportedly targeted another HQ in the Rashidiya area in the west of the city. Here at least 15 civilians were killed and injured according to NRN. While 11 Daesh fighters reportedly died in the attack, the heavy strike caused major damage to nearby shops and homes. 
Civilians reported killed: 7, including at least 2 children
Reported injured: 23
Sources: Iraqi Revolution, Iraqi Revolution (2) [Arabic], Al Jazeera [Arabic], Yaqin [Arabic], EXTREMELY GRAPHIC NRN News [Arabic], Liberation Brigades [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair

Coalition position: For May 23rd-24th 2016 the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, four strikes [1 British with others] destroyed two ISIL vehicles, an ISIL VBIED, an ISIL mortar system, and an ISIL fighting position and suppressed an ISIL mortar position.”
And for May 24th-25th it was reported that “Near Mosul, three strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL vehicle, three ISIL assembly areas, three ISIL bed down locations, and an ISIL tunnel and suppressed an ISIL mortar position.”

Rescuers tend to dead and injured following alleged major Coalition strike on Rashidiya, Mosul May 24th (via NRN News)
Rescuers attend the dead and injured following alleged major Coalition strike on Rashidiya, Mosul May 24th (via NRN News)

 

May 25th 2016: Rashidiya near Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq

Kamal Hatem, reportedly one of the victims of an allged Coalition strike on Mosul may 24th 2016 (via Liberation Brigades)
Kamal Hatem, reportedly one of the victims of an alleged Coalition strike on Mosul May 25th 2016 (via Liberation Brigades)

Summary: Local sources said 6 or more civilians were killed and 13 to 25 wounded, including children and women, after the Coalition struck a shopping mall in the Al Rashidiya region north of Mosul.
News of Iraq noted in its report that “Our source in Mosul pointed out that the bombardment was very strong cause of inflicting serious damage to residential role and shops nearby, which explains why the fall of so many civilians.”
The US later admitted to causing casualties, noting:near Mosul, Iraq, during a strike against an ISIL tactical unit, it is assessed that one civilian was killed.”
One victim, a young boy, was later named as Kamal Hatem (pictured.)
In what may be a second event that day (or possibly repeat reporting of the previous May 24th event in Mosul) a further three civilians were reported killed and 12 more injured after an alleged Coalition strike on a house in the July 17th neighbourhood.
Civilians reported killed: 6-9. including 1 child
Reported injured: 13-25
Sources: Liberation Brigades [Arabic], Liberation Brigades (2) [Arabic], Liberation Brigades (3) [Arabic], News of Iraq [Arabic], Yaqein [Arabic], CENTCOM casualty admission (November 2016),
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED U.S. CASUALTY INCIDENT
Coalition position: For May 24th-25th 2016 the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, three strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL vehicle, three ISIL assembly areas, three ISIL bed down locations, and an ISIL tunnel and suppressed an ISIL mortar position.”
For May 25th-26th it was reported that “Near Mosul, five strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units, five ISIL headquarters, an ISIL media center, and an ISIL communication headquarters and destroyed two ISIL vehicles, an ISIL weapons cache, and an ISIL supply cache.

 

May 26th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: In a previously unreported incident, the US admitted six months later that it had killed a civilian, noting: “near Mosul, Iraq, during a strike against ISIL fighters, it is assessed that one civilian was killed after entering the target area after the aircraft released its weapon.

No additional details are presently known.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: CENTCOM casualty admission (November 2016),
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED U.S. CASUALTY INCIDENT
Coalition position: For May 25th-26th it was reported that “Near Mosul, five strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units, five ISIL headquarters, an ISIL media center, and an ISIL communication headquarters and destroyed two ISIL vehicles, an ISIL weapons cache, and an ISIL supply cache.
For May 26th-27th it stated:”Near Mosul, eight strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL fighting position, four ISIL vehicles, four ISIL assembly areas, and denied ISIL access to terrain.”

 

May 27th 2016: Kaljibrin near Azaz, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary:
A fierce battle for the town of Kaljibrin left up to 39 civiliians dead – with both Daesh and the Coalition blamed for the fatalities.
So-called Islamic State launched a major assault on Kaljibrin, later releasing a video in which it boasted of capturing weapons there. However Coaltion aircraft then reportedly struck at Daesh forces in the town, also hitting residential areas.

Local source Abu Firas al Halabi reported that “16 martyrs occured including women and children in the village of Kaljabreen, northern Aleppo, after it was targeted by rockets by Daesh yesterday evening and this morning before it gained control of it.”
However, others reported that Coalition airstrikes then killed up to 39 civilians, “most of them women and children.”
 A report from the Syrian Observatory later noted: “Casualties have risen since yesterday in the northern countryside of Aleppo, Mare’ and Kaljibrin to at least 68 dead, including 41 or more fighters from rebel and Islamic Factions killed in shellings, bombings and clashes against so-called Islamic State; as  well as 27 civilian citizens – including 7 children at least and 5 women – were killed during the military operations which took place in the town of Kaljibrin north of Mare’ city. The fate of another 10 people is still unknown. It is unclear whether they were killed, or were able to flee to areas nearby.”
In a video, Halab Today TV reported testimony from an eye witness (at 0’21”): “on Thursday 26/5/2016 we woke up to noises of clashes in the village which was taking place between IS and the FSA which led to IS gaining control of the village completely.. The next morning coalition planes launched a raid on the village which led to the death of more than 50 martyrs, all of them civilians and most of them women and children and men.”
And then at 1’14”: “after IS withdrew from the village, Russian planes also launched a raid on the village which killed one child and injured two others“.

Syrian Network also blamed the Coalition, citing its own eyewitness:  “We were at the cemetery burying the young man who is the son of Ali Marndi where he was killed by ISIS’s bullets when international coalition forces warplanes fired three missiles. One of the missiles fell a few meters away from me. I felt the big explosion of the missile and then headed home which is located 50 meters away from the cemetery to find that it was reduced to ruins over the dead bodies of my family. I pulled out three of my nephews and was able to rescue them. I also was able to save two of my sisters, but I lost my dad and 11 others of my family including children. Also, the head of the village council was killed, and his name was Faraj Shikhou.” The Network has named the following 28 fatalities:
Abdullah Yousef AbdulLatif Sqar, child
Raghda Yousef AbdulLatif Sqar, female child
Wa’d Yousef AbdulLatif Sqar, female child
Ayman Yousef AbdulLatif Sqar, child
Hazem Yousef AbdulLatif Sqar, child
Mrs. Hasnaa’ AbdulLatif Sqar
Abdullah Ayman Sqar, child
Yousef Ayman Sqar, child
Amina Ayman Sqar, female child
Mohammad Ayman Sqar, child
Rawan Mahmoud AbdulLatif, female child
Adham Abdullah Sqar, child
Abdullah Ammar Sqar, child
Alyaa Omar Sqar, female child
Hussein Mohammad Al Qaddour
Ali Mohammad Ali
Mahmoud Mohammad Sqar, child
Ahmad Mohammad AbdulLatif Sqar, child
Fatima Mohammad AbdulLatif Sqar, female child
Mrs. Manal Abdou Hmidi
Mrs. Fatoum Mohammad Hmidi
Mrs. Feryal Dorj
Samar Abdullah Sqar, female child
Samer Abdullah Sqar, child
Faraj AbduRrazzaq Shikhou
AbduRazzaq Shikhou
Khaled AbdulHai Al Hellou
Ali Ibrahim Al Qarmouz
Civilians reported killed: 28-65, including 18-21 children and 4 women
Reported injured: 12
Sources: Al A’amaq Agency (Daesh propaganda) – video, Aleppo 24 [Arabic], Yaseen Abu Ra’ed (local journalist) [Arabic], Abu Firas al Halabi tweet [Arabic], Abu Al Huda al Hamoui tweet [Arabic], Almokhstar [Arabic], Alaan TV [Arabic], Aksalser [Arabic], An Eye on the Homeland (pro Assad) [Arabic], Orient News [Arabic], Shaam News Network [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic], Ahmad al Aswad blog [Arabic], Eldorar [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights, Halab Today TV [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic] [English], Syrian Network for Human Rights (October 2016) [Arabic] [English], Syrian Network – list of victims, Syrian Network for Human Rights – pictures,
Quality of reporting: Fair – though ISL also reportedly killed civilians in the town eyewitnesses were clear that a significant number of deaths resulted from airstrikes
Coalition position: The Coalition reports for May 27th-28th 2016 that “Near Mar’a, three strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed seven ISIL fighting positions.

Destruction at Kaljibrin following a reported Coalition strike (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)
Destruction at Kaljibrin following a reported Coalition strike on May 27th which killed at least 28 civilians (via Syrian Network for Human Rights)

Alaan TV producer reports deaths of two children in ‘Coalition strike’ at Kaljibrin, May 27th

 

 

May 28th 2016: Ma’re, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary:
Alleged Coalition airstrikes in the vicinity of Ma’re led to seven civilian deaths with more injured, according to reports.
Noting the fierce clashes in northern Aleppo governorate, Eldorar reported that “
Dozens of civilians were killed in bombings by US aircraft during the last 48 hours, due to the detention of civilians by IS, which is using them as human shields to repel the rebel progress.”

Civilians reported killed: 7
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Shaam News Network [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (1), Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (2), Eldorar [Arabic], Abu Firas al Halabi tweet [Arabic], Ma’re Media Centre [Arabic], Syrian Reporter [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: The Coalition reports for May 28th-29th 2016 that “Near Mar’a, three strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL tactical vehicles and an ISIL vehicle.”

 

May 28th 2016: Raqqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary:
A single source – the Local Coordination Committees for Syria – reported that “four civilians were killed in Raqqa‬ city, during airstrikes by international coalition warplanes.
The Coalition has confirmed carrying out strikes on the city that day. But the Syrian Observatory noted: “[Unspecified]
Warplanes targeted al-Raqqa city and its outskirts, no reports of losses.”

Civilians reported killed: 4
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Local Coordination Committees for Syria [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights,
Quality of reporting: Weak (single source) and contested.
Coalition position: The Coalition reports for May 28th-29th 2016 that “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes struck an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) factory and an ISIL weapons storage center.”

 

May 29th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: In a previously unreported incident, the US admitted six months later that it had killed six civilians in an attack on the city, noting: near Mosul, Iraq, during a strike against an ISIL weapons system, it is assessed that six civilians were killed”

No additional details are presently known.
Civilians reported killed: 6
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: CENTCOM casualty admission (November 2016),
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED U.S. CASUALTY INCIDENT
Coalition position: For May 29th-30th 2016, the Coalition reported at the time that “Near Mosul, eight strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and an ISIL weapons storage center and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions, six ISIL assembly areas, an ISIL tunnel entrance, seven ISIL weapons caches, five ISIL vehicles, five ISIL command and control nodes, 11 ISIL mortar positions, six ISIL artillery pieces, two ISIL rocket rails, seven ISIL vehicle borne IED, and damaged an ISIL anti-air artillery piece and suppressed an ISIL rocket position and an ISIL tactical unit and denied ISIL access to terrain.

 

May 31st-June 1st 2016: Manbij, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: 
As many as 15 civilians including at least three children reportedly died in Coalition airstrikes in support of a major Kurdish ground offensive against Daesh near Manbij.
Citing the Syrian Observatory, Reuters noted that “U.S.-led air strikes in support of the ground operation [reportedly] killed 15 civilians including three children near Manbij in the past 24 hours.” SOHR said the dead came from two families. 

According to the Local Civil Defence of Syria, “International Coalition warplanes targeted and destroyed the bridge of Aon Dadat village that connects between the cities of Jarablus and Manbej. The planes also targeted Hawatma village in Manbej city and 6 people from the same family were martyred.
The Syrian Network also said that al-Hawatmah was hit, reporting that “
Fixed-wing international coalition forces warplanes fired a missile that targeted residential houses in Al Hwatma neighborhood, which resulted in the killing of three individuals including a female child. Additionally, three others were wounded. Manbej city was under the control of ISIS on the day of the incident and it is now held by the Kurdish-majority Syrian Democratic Forces.Victims’ names
1- Hussein Al Houran
2- AbdulHai Al Houran
3- Female child, her name wasn’t acquired, daughter of AbdulHai Houran.”
The Coalition claimed to be unaware of civilian casualty allegations when approached by the Independent. A spokesperson told the paper: “We will review any information we have about the incident, including information provided by third parties, such as the proximity of the location to CJTF air strikes, and any other relevant information presented,” a spokesperson for Operation Inherent Resolve said. If the information supporting the allegation is determined to be credible, we will then determine the next appropriate step.”

In a later report, the Syrian Network noted: International coalition forces launched a number of airstrikes on Manbij city and its suburbs to assist Syrian Democratic Forces as it advanced against ISIS. Some of these strikes didn’t distinguish between civilians and fighters, while other airstrike didn’t respect the principle of proportionality.The international coalition airstrikes resulted in the killing [in total] of 38 civilians including 16 children and six women.”
Civilians reported killed: 3-15, including 1-3 children
Reported injured: 3
Sources: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Reuters, Local Civil Defence of Syria, Local Civil Defence of Syria (2), Shaam News Network [Arabic], Al Mayadeen [Arabic], Syria News Desk [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights, Al Jazeera [Arabic], Local Civil Defence of Syria [Arabic], Sky News Syria [Arabic], Al Ghadd TV report [Arabic], The Independent, Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic] [English], Syrian Network for Human Rights (October 2016) [Arabic] [English],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: The Coalition reports for May 31st-June 1st 2016 that “Near Manbij, 18 strikes struck six separate ISIL tactical units, two ISIL headquarters, two ISIL logistics facilities, an ISIL assembly area, an ISIL weapons cache, and an ISIL training base and destroyed eight ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL headquarters, two ISIL vehicles, two ISIL mortar systems, an ISIL cave entrance, two ISIL communication towers, an ISIL artillery system, an ISIL ammunition storage facility, and six ISIL-used bridges and denied ISIL access to terrain.”

 

Al Ghadd TV reports on civilian fatalities June 1st

June 2016

June 1st 2016: Raqqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: 
Ten named civilians were reported killed in afternoon airstrikes on the Al Mashlab neighbourhood of Raqqa.
According to the local Civil Defence, “four civilians were martyred due to successive airstrikes by coalition warplanes on Mashlab neighbourhood according to local source.” The Syrian Observatory reported 10 civilian deaths from airstrikes in Al Mashlab and elsewhere in Raqqa, though did not attribute responsibility.
Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered also reported 10 deaths, most of whom it named: “
The raids targeted the following sites: The houses of Ali Bashir, Mohammad Alkajwan and Ahmed al-Huwaidi, Al-Halisat mosque and the shops of Alkajwan family.

Martyrs names until this moment are: Ali Alkajwan and his nephew, Ahmed al-Huwaidi, Hassan Alharweel, Tamer Marzouk, Issa Alkajwan, Mohammed and Walid Jerkh and two women of Mustafa Al Obied family.”
The Syrian Network for Human Rights blamed the Assad regime, putting the death toll at 10 including one child and two women.
Al Raqqa also said the regime were responsible, as did the Pride Revolution.
A Tweet by Aleppo Now alleged the Coalition were responsible: “coalition planes target al mashlab neighbourhood in raqqa – the biggest centre for Daesh – with several raids.”
RBSS published a number of reports on “warplanes” targeting the Al Mashlab neighbourhood, but did not say who the planes belonged to.
They said that the following areas were targeted:
1 – the hospitality areaof al Sheikh Ali Al Bashir
2 – the house of Hammoud al Kajwan
3-  the house of Mr. Ahmad al Huwaidi
4- near al Kajwan shops.”
However, Raqqa News Network said that this was a Russian incident:
Treacherous Russian warplanes launched four raids on the city of Raqqa targeting the neighborhood of al Mashlab.”
They named some of the dead as:-
Hammoud al Kajwan and his family
And Issa Alkajwan and Mahmoud Alkajwan
Mr. Ahmed Omar Huwaidi
Hassan Alharweel
Ahmed Alharweel
Thamer Al-Marzouq from his wounds
Mohammed Issa al Jarakh
And his cousin Adel al Jarakh
While the Coalition has confirmed carrying out strikes in the vicinity of raw on June 1st, these appear to have targeted nearby oil facilities rather than the city itself. Both the Assad regime and Russia may also have been responsible. 
Civilians reported killed: 10, including 2 women
Reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Local Civil Defence of SyriaLocal Civil Defence of Syria (2), Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Raqqa Is being Slaughtered Silently, Syrian Network for Human Rights, RBSS [Arabic], RBSS (2) [Arabic], RBSS (3) [Arabic], RBSS (4) [Arabic], RBSS (5) [Arabic], RBSS (6) [Arabic], RBSS (7) [Arabic], RBSS (8) [Arabic], RBSS (9) [Arabic], Al Raqqa [Arabic], The Pride Revolution [Tweet] [Arabic], Aleppo Now [Tweet] [Arabic], Raqqa News Network [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: The Coalition reports for June 1st-2nd 2016 that “Near Ar Raqqah, three strikes destroyed six ISIL oil pump jacks and an ISIL crane.”

June 1st 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: 
Ten to 40 civilians were reported killed and 13 to 36 injured following alleged Coalition airstrikes in west Mosul.
Mosul Eye offered a detailed description of affected neighbourhoods, claiming that airstrikes had hit: “– A home in the Muhammadiyah area near the kindergarten which also damaged neighbors’ houses around it and led to the fall of martyrs and wounded

– A house in the Municipalities district.
– A house in the Engineers neighborhood which was sheltering foreigners
– Inside a [further] house in the Engineers neighborhood
– A residence in the Agricultural district.”
NRN News reported that Coalition planes bombed a house used by Daesh, killing four members of the organization, 12 civilians and wounding five others.

They said the aircraft “also bombed the headquarters of the organization behind the spring Daash hospital“, killing 20 members of Daesh, 15 civilians and wounding eight others.
NRN’s correspondent went on to say that Colation aircraft also targeted another house used by Daesh “behind a restaurant in the neighborhood of engineers“, killing “seven members of the organization, including foreigners, in addition to injuring six others“.
The report concluded by saying that there was “serious damage to neighboring houses, leading to the fall of more than 13 civilians, including women and children.
Civilians reported killed: 10-40

Reported injured: 13-36
Sources: Iraqi Revolution [Arabic], Sonawa tweet [Arabic], Mosul Eye [Arabic], Mosul Eye (2) [Arabic], Mosul  Eye (2) [Arabic], NRN News [Arabic], NRN News (2) [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: The Coalition reports for June 1st-2nd 2016 that “Near Mosul, four strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed four ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL vehicle, and an ISIL assembly area and suppressed an ISIL heavy machine gun position.

 

June 1st 2016: Al Sakkawya near Manbij, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary:
One adult civilian male named as Saif Al Din Mohammad Al Sheikh was reported killed by a single source.
According to the Syrian Network, “Fixed-wing international coalition forces warplanes fired a missile that targeted residential houses in Al Sakkawya village, affiliated to Manbej city in the eastern suburbs of Aleppo, which resulted in the killing of the young man Saif Al Din Mohammad Al Sheikh. The village was under the control of ISIS on the day of the incident and it is now held by the Kurdish-majority Syrian Democratic Forces.”

No other information is presently known.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Syrian Network for Human Rights (October 2016) [Arabic] [English],
Quality of reporting: Weak – presently single source
Coalition position: The Coalition reports for May 31st-June 1st 2016 that “Near Manbij, 18 strikes struck six separate ISIL tactical units, two ISIL headquarters, two ISIL logistics facilities, an ISIL assembly area, an ISIL weapons cache, and an ISIL training base and destroyed eight ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL headquarters, two ISIL vehicles, two ISIL mortar systems, an ISIL cave entrance, two ISIL communication towers, an ISIL artillery system, an ISIL ammunition storage facility, and six ISIL-used bridges and denied ISIL access to terrain.”
For June 1st-2nd it reported that “Near Manbij
, 12 strikes struck 11 separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL mortar system, an ISIL-used cave, an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED), ISIL-used tunnel systems, and four ISIL vehicles and damaged a separate ISIL vehicle.”

 

June 2nd 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary:
Four civilians were reported killed and 20 others wounded, and three members of Daesh died, after a Coalition drone allegedly targeted an ISIS car, according to local sources.
Nineveh Operations Command said that a “Hyundai” vehicle carrying three Daesh members was struck near a garage which sold chickens. The source said that “corpses littered the street“.
Civilians reported killed: 4 civilians and 3 Daesh fighters
Reported injured: 20
Sources: News Personality [Arabic], Totally Unbiased [Arabic], News of Iraq [Arabic], Nineveh Operations Command [Arabic], Fictional Character [Arabic], 
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: The Coalition reports for June 1st – 2nd Near Mosul, four strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed four ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL vehicle, and an ISIL assembly area and suppressed an ISIL heavy machine gun position.
The Coalition reports for June 2nd-3rdNear Mosul, four strikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL weapons cache, an ISIL mortar system, and an ISIL vehicle and damaged a separate ISIL vehicle.”

 

June 3rd 2016: village of Ojkana, Manbij, Aleppo governorate, Syria

Reprted child victims of a Coalition strike near manbij June 3 2016 (via Manbij Mother of the World)
Reported child victims of a Coalition strike near Manbij June 3 2016 (via Manbij Mother of the World)

Summary: 22 civilians including at least 13 children were reported killed and 13 people injured following alleged Coalition airstrikes in Manbij.
The Shaam News Network reported that “Coalition planes launched raids on IS positions in Manbij and the surrounding area which led to the fall of civilian martyrs and wounded.”
The
Syrian Press Centre said that “Ten civilians were killed in coalition aircraft bombing of the village of Ojkana a village near the city of Manbej in the countryside north of Aleppo, to coincide with the ongoing clashes in the area.

They added: “The  ‘democratic forces of Syria,’ launched a massive offensive supported by the international coalition on the countryside Manbej in an attempt to control the city which is under IS control, the region is witnessing battles and clashes continuing, under air cover from the international coalition, which targeted at midnight the village of Ojkana Village, near Manbej led to the death ten civilians two of whom were identified as Bahjat al Hilal and Hashem al Hilal according to Manbij coordinating committee.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that they were “informed that no less than 10 civilians including 5 family members were killed by aerial bombardment by the U.S led coalition warplanes in Ojana village in Menbej countryside, while no less than 13 others were wounded.”
The Manbij Coordinating Committee too said Coalition raids had killed 10 civilians from the village of Ojkana “of whom Bahjat Hilal and Hashem Hilal are known”, while Shanba Press also put the death toll at 10, but did not say who was responsible for the “air raid“.
Manbij Mother of the World reported: “a family of 23 people was killed in Ojkana which no one is talking about. It includes 12 kids and 5 women. The family of Bahjat Al Hilal, his 2 wives, his children and his grandchildren.  His brother Saad al Hilal lives in Lebanon but his wife and 8 children were killed including a one and a half year old daughter.”
In its assessment of the event, Amnesty noted that “Based on the available information, Amnesty International is concerned that the strikes in Ojqana on 3 June, which appear to have been carried out by Coalition aircraft, resulted in heavy civilian casualties possibly due to a failure to adequately distinguish between civilians and military targets, resulting in an indiscriminate attack.”
The Syrian Revolution Network later named the following dead:

The family of Saad Allah Al Hussein al Hilal
1-the martyr the mother Hajja al Mute’ib
2- the child martyr Wahida Sa’adallah al Hilal, 15 years old
3- The child martyr Hussein Saad allah Al Hilal, 13 years old
4-the child martyr Saoud Saad allah Al Hilal 11 years old
5- The child martyr Bahjat Saad allah Al Hilal 9  years old
6- The child martyr Hashem Saad allah Al Hilal 7 years old
7- The child martyr Adnan Saad allah Al Hilal 4  years old
8- a child martyr, young unidentified, one and a half years old

The family of Bahjat al Hussein al Hilal
1-the father martyr Bahjat al Hilal, 50 years old
2-the first wife the martyr Sitta al Hamidi, 40 years old
3-the second wife the martyr – we haven’t received her name
4-the martyr Hani Bahjat al Hilal, 23 years old
5- the martyr wife of Hani Al Hilal 20 years old [we didn’t receive her name]
6-the child martyr Amani Bahjat al Hilal, 12 years old
7-a very young gilr martyr, one and a half years old, we don’t have the name

The family of Fouad al Hussein al Hilal
1- the father martyr Fouad al Hilal 40 years old
2-the mother martyr Hiyam al Abd al Hilal 35 years old
3-the martyr Saddam, 18 years old
4-the martyr, wife of Saddam 17 years old and they were waiting a child
5-a foetus, son of Saddam
6-the child martyr, sister of Saddam and she was 13 years old [we don’t have her name]
7-two unknown children, we haven’t confirmed their ages and names from Al Hilal family.
Civilians reported killed: 22-24, including 11-15 children, 6 women
Reported injured: 13-15
Sources: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Manbij Coordinating Committee [Arabic], Shahba Press [Tweet] [Arabic], Aleppo 24 [Tweet] [Arabic], Abo Khatab [Tweet] [Arabic], Shaam News Network [Arabic], Syrian Press Centre [Arabic], Quentin Summerville BBC tweet, Syrian Revolution Network [Arabic], Manbij Mother of the World [Arabic], Youth of the Syrian Revolution [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Manbij Mother of the World [Arabic], Manbij Mother of the World (2) [Arabic], Manbij Mother of the World (3) [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic] [English], Syrian Network for Human Rights (October 2016) [Arabic] [English], Amnesty investigation (October 2016), Syrian Network for Human Rights – names,
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: The Coalition reports for June 2nd-3rd Near Manbij, 10 strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed four ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL cave entrances, two ISIL caves, and an ISIL-used bridge.
And for June 3rd-4thnear Manbij, eight strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions, four ISIL caves, an ISIL vehicle, and an ISIL vehicle borne improvised device (VBIED).

 

June 3rd 2016: صوران  Sawran, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: Three named civilians includng a woman and her daughter were killed in a reported Coalition airstrike at Sawran.
According to the Syria Network: “
Fixed-wing international coalition forces used heavy machine guns to target a civilian car on the road between Souran town and Ihtemlat town which resulted in the killing of three individuals including a woman and a female child. Victims’ names
1- Saleh Ibeid Al Urouq
2- Mrs. Amina Nouri Abdurrahman Hamsho
3- Tasnim Saleh Ibeid Al Urouq, female child”
Civilians reported killed: 3
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Syrian Network for Human Rights (October 2016) [Arabic] [English],
Quality of reporting: Poor – presently single source
Coalition position: The Coalition reports for June 2nd-3rdNear Manbij, 10 strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed four ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL cave entrances, two ISIL caves, and an ISIL-used bridge.
And for June 3rd-4thnear Manbij, eight strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions, four ISIL caves, an ISIL vehicle, and an ISIL vehicle borne improvised device (VBIED).

 

June 6th 2016: Fallujah, Anbar province, Iraq
Summary: 
A reported air raid by Iraqi or Coalition aircraft on the Julan neighbourhood of Fallujah resulted in the deaths of an entire family.
Najah Jameel Mahmoud Al-Lihibi, his wife and their five children all died in the attack, according to local media. Amis noted that both Iraqi government and Coalition aircraft conducted strikes in the vicinity, making attribution difficult. 
Civilians reported killed: 7, including 5 children and 1 woman

Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Iraqi Spring Media Centre, Amsi [Arabic], Islammemo [Arabic], 
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For June 5th-6th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Fallujah, four strikes [2 British] struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed seven ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) factory, two ISIL VBIEDs, an ISIL warehouse, and an ISIL tunnel entrance and denied ISIL access to terrain.”
And for June 6th-7th, it reported: “Near Fallujah, four strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) factory and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL weapons cache, three ISIL heavy machine guns, and an ISIL front end loader and damaged an ISIL fighting position and denied ISIL access to terrain.”

 

June 7th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: 
Local sources said 20 civilians were killed or injured along with three Daesh fighters, after Coalition jets allegedly targeted four neighbourhoods in central Mosul.
A single source, Yaqein, said the strikes took place in the evening. Among those targeted was a Daesh ’emir’ from Morocco, whose white Hyundai was destroyed. But civilian casualties were also said to be high. According to local sources, “corpses littered the streets and remained for more than an hour for fear of further bombing, until an ambulance finally came.
Civilians reported killed: 2-20
Civilians reported injured: 2-20

Sources: Yaqein [Arabic], 
Quality of reporting: Poor – presently single source
Coalition position: For June 7th-8th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL vehicle, and an ISIL command and control node.”

 

June 8th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: 
Multiple civilians were reported killed and injured in alleged Coalition airstrikes on the July 17th district of Mosul.
According to Mosul Eye, the strikes on a Wednesday night  took place at prayer time near a mosque in the Almoghait area – particularly busy during Ramadan. The attack “left several civilians killed and wounded as well as elements of Daesh.” Iraqi Revolution said “dozens of civilians” were killed and injured, publishing a graphic photo of what it said was the attack.
Civilians reported killed: 2-24
Civilians reported injured: 12-24

Sources: Mosul Eye [Arabic], Iraqi Revolution [Arabic], Zayaad Al Sanjary tweet [Arabic], 
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For June 8th-9th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, three strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL assembly areas.”
The UK also reported thatIn northern Iraq, another Typhoon mission successfully attacked a Daesh-held building east of Mosul, whilst a Reaper used a GBU-12 bomb to demolish a building where another coalition surveillance aircraft had observed terrorists unloading supplies.”

Reported Coalition strike on Mosul June 8th which allegedly caused 'dozens' of civilian casualties (via Iraqi Revolution)
Reported Coalition strike on Mosul June 8th which allegedly caused ‘dozens’ of civilian casualties (via Iraqi Revolution)

June 8th-9th 2016: Shabali village, south of Manbij city, Aleppo governorate Syria
Summary: 
Syrian News Desk reported that four civilians from one family were killed and six others injured in alleged Coalition strikes on Shabali.

The media opposition activist Ahmed Mohammed, told the news organisation that “the air force targeted the village with two raids. One of them hit a house, killing a woman and her three children, and seriously injuring their father. Five civilians were also injured after their home was hit by a rocket. Three other homes were partially damaged.
According to Al Jazeera, six people were killed: “Sources told Al Jazeera that coalition planes targeted at dawn today on Thursday the national hospital in Manbij [80km east of aleppo]. Six people were also killed from one family following coalition raids on the village of al Shabali in the countryside near the town at dawn today.”
Manbij CoordinationCommittee also put the death toll at six:father, mother and 4 children” as did Radio al kul: “The family of Khaled Sami made up of six people – father, mother and four children- killed in the village of al Shabali in the Manbij countryside following the crusader coalition bombing of the village.”
However, according to Aleppo 24, Khaled Jamal al Sami did not die but was injured, while his wife and four children were killed.
A tweet by Manbij News later put the death toll still higher at seven: “The international coalittion committs a massacre against an entire family from the village of al Shabali [Umm Adassa near Manbij] since yesterday. Seven people were killed, with only the father spared.”
The Syrian Network for Human Rights said: “International coalition forces warplanes bombed a residential house in Al Shabali village, located in southern Minbij city in Aleppo governorate suburbs, under the control of ISIS with missiles that killed five civilians, one woman and four children.
Civilians reported killed: 5-7, including 4 children and one woman
Civilians reported injured: 6

Sources: Syrian News Desk [Arabic], Al Jazeera [Arabic], Manbij Coordinating Committee [Arabic], Radi al Kul [Arabic], Manbij News [Arabic], Syria Pulse [Arabic], Aleppo 24 [Arabic], radio al Kul (2) [Arabic[, SHRC, Syrian Network for Human Rights [English], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic] [English],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For June 8th-9th 2016, the Coalition reported: “Near Manbij, 11 strikes struck 10 separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed nine ISIL fighting positions, three ISIL vehicles, and an ISIL mortar system and damaged a separate ISIL fighting position.”
And for June 9th-10th: “Near Manbij, eight strikes struck eight separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed 11 ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle.”

Tweet by Manbij News: “the international coalition commits a massacre against an entire family from the village of al Shabali [Umm Adassa near Manbij] yesterday. Seven people were killed only the father was spared.”

June 11th 2016: Al Hadhad village nr Manbij, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary:
Ten civilians from the same family were reported killed in an alleged Coalition strike on the village of Al Hadhad, as fierce fighting continued to evict so-called Islamic State forces from areas around Manbij.
The dead family was named by Manbij Mother of the World as that of Mahmoud al Ahmad al Khattaf. Also reported killed were his mother Fawzia and her son Mohammad. In addition it repotrted the deaths of “the wife of Dr. Mohamamd al Ahmadi, his daughter, his sister, two of his sister’s sons in law, Wafi from al Athibat and Yahiya the son of the lawyer.

The Syrian Human Rights Committee also named some of the dead: “Fawzia, the wife of Mahmoud al Ahmad al Khattab, Aleppo countryside, following coalition raids on the village of al Hudhud. Ahmad Mahmoud al Khattaf, his wife and their two children. The wife of Ahmad al Ahmad.”
Based on the available information, Amnesty International is concerned that the strikes on al-Hadhad on 11 June appear to have been carried out by Coalition forces and that necessary precautions to positively identify a military objective were not taken and may have resulted in an indiscriminate attack that killed civilians,” the international NGO noted in a report issued October 2016.
Civilians reported killed: 10-11, including 4 women, 2 children
Reported injured: 28
Sources: Manbij Mother of the World (1) [Arabic], Manbij Mother of the World (2) [Arabic], Manbij Mother of the World (3) [Arabic], Shaam News Network (1) [Arabic], Shaam News Network (2) [Arabic], Halaab TV [Arabic], Orient News [Arabic], Syrian Revolution Network [Arabic], Syrian Human Rights Committee [Arabic], Eldorar [Arabic], Smart News [Arabic], Sky News Arabia [Arabic], Baladi News [Arabic], Zaitoun [Arabic], Free Syrian Army [Arabic], ANHA [Arabic], Amnesty investigation (October 2016),
Quality of reporting: Fair

Coalition position: For June 10th-11th 2016 the Coalition reported that “Near Manbij, eight strikes struck seven separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed four ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle.”
And for June 11th-12th it was reported that “Near Manbij, 11 strikes struck 11 separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL vehicles, four ISIL fighting positions, and an ISIL mortar position
.”

 

June 13th 2016: Sharqat, Salaheddin province, Iraq
Summary:
Local sources claimed a whole family was killed after Coaltion warplanes allegedly destroyed their house in the Sharqat region.
News of Iraq reported that the Coalition allegedly bombed civilian homes in Sharqat, resulting in the destruction of a house and the deaths all of the family members inside it.
A video posted by Daesh propagandists Al A’Amaq showed destrution in Sharqat, and also blamed the Coalition.
Civilians reported killed: 3 or more
Civilians reported injured: unknown

Sources: News of Iraq [Arabic], Iraqi Revolution [Arabic], Al A’Amaq Agency (Daesh propaganda) [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair – but no Coaltion strikes publicly reported in near vicinity
Coalition position: The Coalition did not directly report any strikes at Sharkat for June 13th-14th 2016. However it did report strikes further north of the town:Near Qayyarah, four strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and an ISIL headquarters and destroyed an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL assembly area, and two ISIL mortar systems and suppressed a separate ISIL tactical unit and denied ISIL access to terrain.”

 

June 13th 2016: Manbij, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary:
A reported Coalition airstrike on the agricultural secondary school in Manbij – being used as a temporary prison by so called Islamic State – led to the deaths of between 8 and 20 civilian captives according to local reports.
Smart News reported: “Our reporter explained that raids carried out by international coalition aircraft targeted a secondary agriculture college which is the headquarters of the IS prison in Manbij city center. It was destroyed completely, killing a number of prisoners inside, of whom Abd al Hanan al Sheikho [or al Hammoud] was identified,  in addition to three civilians who were near the school. The reporter added – citing the Media Office of the City of Manbij – that a number of Islamic State elements were also killed.
Al Araby al Jadid placed the death toll much higher at 30, with 50 injured – though this included Daesh fighters.
Manbij is the Mother of the World produced multiple reports on the incident. They said “the raid a short while ago on Manbij was near the old electricity company near Kosra Gas station and the second strike was near al Damourji road.
Another report added that the first raid was on the agricultural school and that “there weren’t any prisoners inside it as the rumours said but the prisoners were inside the electricity company that was bombed at the same time as the school.
“Following the first raid on the school there was another one straight away on the old electricity company and another one near the al Damurji street near the house of Hajj Nabou.
IS has transferred the prisoners and moved them to different places in the town. All the prisoners that were in the hotel have been moved to the security. Note: the water company was also targeted but with a lighter strike and there was no damage.”
Civilians reported killed: 8-20, plus 10 Daesh fighters
Reported injured: 50
Sources: Manbij is the Mother of the World (1) [Arabic], Manbij is the Mother of the World (1) – photo [Arabic], Manbij is the Mother of the World (3) [Arabic], Halab Today [Arabic], Syria News 10 [Arabic], Manbij News [Arabic], Local Civil Defence of Syria [Arabic], Halab Now [Arabic], Shahba Press [Arabic], Smart News [Arabic], Al Araby al Jadid [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic], Manbij is the Mother of the World (4) [Arabic], Manbij is the Mother of the World (5) [Arabic], Manbij is the Mother of the World (6) [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For June 12th-13th, the Coalition reported: Near Manbij, six strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed four ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL cave entrance, an ISIL weapons cache, an ISIL vehicle, and an ISIL light machine gun.”
For June 13th-14th, the Coalition reported: Near Manbij, 13 strikes struck 10 separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed six ISIL fighting positions, three ISIL cave entrances, an ISIL weapons cache, an ISIL command and control node, two ISIL vehicles, and an ISIL security headquarters.”

Manbij agricultural college was reportedly being used by ISIS as a temporary prion when it was bombed June 13th (via Manbij is the Mother of the World)
Manbij agricultural college was reportedly being used by ISIS as a temporary prison when it was bombed June 13th (via Manbij is the Mother of the World)

 

June 14th 2016:  village of Ghouz, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary:
Seven civilians from the same family died in airstrikes on the village of Ghouz, according to local sources – though they were conflicted as to whether this was the work of the Coalition or Russia.
LCCSY reported that the Coaltion was responsible: Seven persons of one family were martyred in the morning in ‪#‎Ghouz‬village, and three others in ‪#‎Samouqa‬ village, in ISIS-held region of‪#‎Shahba‬, due to airstrikes with cluster bombs, believed to be of the International Coalition warplanes.”
But other sources blamed Russia. Aleppo 24 reported: “A family made up of 7 people were killed and 3 other civilians killed in a cluster bomb raid thought to be Russian on the villages of Al Ghoz and al Samouq in al Shahba dam northern Aleppo countryside.”
Al Mukhtassar also said Russia was responsible: “10 killed and dozens injured following Russian strikes using cluster bombs on the towns of al Ghoz and al Samouqa and al Shahba Dam area in northern Aleppo countryside.
According to Nabd Syria, Russia warplanes killed ten 10 civilians – and wounded others –  in “towns of Alguz and Al Samoukah and the Shahba dam area in the countryside north of Aleppo”.
Civilians reported killed: 7 members of the same family.

Reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: LCCSY [Arabic], LCCSY (2) [Arabic], Aleppo 24 Tweet [Arabic], Al Mukhtassar Tweet [Arabic], Nabd Syria [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Contested – Aleppo 24, Al Mukhtassar and Nabd Syria report that Russia was responsible.
Coalition position: For 13th-14th June, the Coaltion reported: “Near Manbij, 13 strikes struck 10 separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed six ISIL fighting positions, three ISIL cave entrances, an ISIL weapons cache, an ISIL command and control node, two ISIL vehicles, and an ISIL security headquarters.
For June 14th – 15th Coaltion reported airstrikes near Manbij, Aleppo:   “Near Manbij, six strikes struck six separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed five ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle.”

 

June 14th 2016: Samouqa village, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary:
LCCSY claimed that three civilians were killed “due to airstrikes with cluster bombs, believed to be from International Coalition warplanes.”
However, other sources appeared to blame Russia.
Aleppo 24 reported: “A family made up of 7 people killed and 3 other civilians killed in a cluster bomb raid thought to be Russian on the villages of Al Ghoz and al Samouq in al Shahba dam northern Aleppo countryside.”
Al Mukhtassar also said Russia was responsible: “10 killed and dozens injured following Russian strikes using cluster bombs on the towns of al Ghoz and al Samouqa and al Shahba Dam area in northern Aleppo countryside.
According to Nabd Syria, Russia warplanes killed ten 10 civilians – and wounded others –  in “towns of Alguz and Al Samoukah and the Shahba dam area in the countryside north of Aleppo”.
There had been no prior allegations of Coalition aircraft using cluster munitions – though many such claims against Russia.

Civilians reported killed: 3
Reported injured: 2 or more.
Sources: LCCSY [Arabic], LCCSY (2) [Arabic], Aleppo 24 Tweet [Arabic], Al Mukhtassar Tweet [Arabic], Nabd Syria [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Contested – Aleppo 24, Al Mukhtassar and Nabd Syria report that Russia was responsible. Unlikely to be Coalition.
Coalition position: For 13th-14th June, the Coaltion reported: “Near Manbij, 13 strikes struck 10 separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed six ISIL fighting positions, three ISIL cave entrances, an ISIL weapons cache, an ISIL command and control node, two ISIL vehicles, and an ISIL security headquarters.
For June 14th – 15th Coaltion reported airstrikes near Manbij, Aleppo:  “Near Manbij, six strikes struck six separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed five ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle.”

A Tweet by Aleppo 24 reporting on a cluster bomb raid “thought to be Russian on the villages of Al Ghoz and al Samouq in al Shahba dam northern Aleppo countryside”, June 14th.

 

June 15th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary:
One civilian (a teacher) was killed and another wounded, after Coalition jets struck the university area of Mosul. A number of civilian cars were also said to have been destroyed.
The US later confirmed its role in the attack though reported only that two civilians were injured: “Near Mosul, Iraq, during another strike against ISIL targets, it is assessed that two individuals were injured after entering the target area after the aircraft released its weapon.
The victim was later named by hs family as Amar Safawi.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: 1

Sources: Iraqi Revolution [Arabic], Mosul Citadel of Islam [Arabic], CENTCOM casualty report (November 2016),
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED U.S. CASUALTY EVENT
Coalition position: For June 14th-15th, the Coalition reported: “Near Mosul, six strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and foreign fighter support facilities including an ISIL operations center, two ISIL headquarters, and an ISIL weapons factory and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.”
For June 15th-16th, the Coalition reported: Near Mosul, three strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL vehicles.”

Teacher Amar Safawi, who according to his family died in an airstrike on Mosul on June 15th 2016
Teacher Amar Safawi, who according to his family died in an airstrike on Mosul on June 15th 2016
June 15th 2016: Fallujah, Anbar province, Iraq
Summary:
Local sources reported that the Coalition shelled the Hasi area of Fallujah, leading to the death of six families, two of whom were killed while trying to leave Fallujah.
Al Fallujah Online said 10 people died, including four women and three children, and that 13 others were wounded, including five children and four women.
The victims of one of those two families have been named by Iraqi Spring Media as:
Ibrahim Taha Aboud Al-Hadid Al-Esawi, with his wife and sons: “Taha, Abdul Qadir and Ahmad”.
Civilians reported killed: 10, including 4 women and 3 children

Civilians reported injured: 13
Sources: Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic], News of Iraq [Arabic], AlFalujah News [Arabic], AlFalujah Online [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair

Coalition position: For June 14th-15th, the Coalition reported: “Near Fallujah, two strikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed 11 ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL heavy machine guns, and six ISIL light machine guns and denied ISIL access to terrain.
For June 15th-16th, the Coalition reported:“Near Fallujah, three strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed 10 ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL heavy machine guns, an ISIL light machine gun, an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED), two ISIL rocket propelled grenade systems, and an ISIL recoilless rifle and denied ISIL access to terrain.”
Additionally, the UK reported: “Wednesday 15 June – Typhoons destroyed seven terrorist teams during continued fighting in Fallujah…Two Typhoon flights saw action over Fallujah on Wednesday 14 [15] June, and between them they conducted seven successful attacks with Paveway IVs. Again all were in very close support of Iraqi ground forces, accounting for terrorist teams armed with heavy weapons, rocket-propelled grenades, and a 23mm anti-aircraft gun.”
Bodies in a medical facility following alleged Coalition strikes on Fallujah, June 15th (via AlFalujahNews)
Bodies in a medical facility following alleged Coalition strikes on Fallujah, June 15th (via AlFalujahNews)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 15th 2016: Kisik, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: In a previously unreported incident, the US admitted six months later that it had killed six civilians in an attack on Kisik, noting that near Kisik, Iraq, during a strike against an ISIL weapons storage facility, it is assessed that six civilians were killed.”

No additional details are presently known.
Civilians reported killed: 6
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: CENTCOM casualty admission (November 2016),
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED U.S. CASUALTY INCIDENT
Coalition position: For June 15th-16th 2016, the Coalition reported at the time that “Near Kisik, one strike struck an ISIL foreign fighter weapons storage facility.”

 

June 16th 2016: Fallujah, Anbar province, Iraq
Summary: It was reported that airstrikes and artillery shelling of neighbourhoods in Fallujah killed at least 10 civilians and injured 15 more. However it was not clear from the reports who was responsible, as they referred to “aggressive shelling  (government and international).
One report said “that the emergency Fallujah General Hospital received thirteen wounded (including five children and four women), also received the bodies of ten people (including four children and three women).” One of the fatalities was named as a young man, Safaa Sami Jabalal Lahibi.
Civilians reported killed: 10-16, including 4-7 children and 3-6 women

Civilians reported injured: 13
Sources: Yagein [Arabic], Iraqi Spring Media Centre [Arabic] [Archived], Al Ourouba Network Mosul [Arabic] [Archived], Al Araby [Arabic] [Archived], Russia Today Arabic [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Contested. Unclear if Coalition or Iraq government action

Coalition position: For June 15th-16th, the Coalition reported:Near Fallujah, three strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed 10 ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL heavy machine guns, an ISIL light machine gun, an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED), two ISIL rocket propelled grenade systems, and an ISIL recoilless rifle and denied ISIL access to terrain.
For June 16th-17th, the Coaltion reported: “Near Fallujah, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed six ISIL heavy machine guns, 10 ISIL fighting positions, and an ISIL recoilless rifle and denied ISIL access to terrain.”

June 16th 2016: Al Nawaja village, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary:
One civilian, named as Nidal Juma’a, died in an alleged Coalition raid on the village of Al Nawaja, according to local sources.
Manbij is Mother of The World did not say who was responsible for the raid, but reported: “
the citizen Nidal Juma’a al Sam’o from the village of al Nawaja in the eastern Manbij countryside was martyred when a plane targeted an IS checkpoint there. He was approaching the village on foot, passing by the checkpoint, when the plane struck and he was killed on the spot.”

However, Halab News and Halab Today TV reported that Nidal Juma’a died died when the Coalition bombed the village.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Reported injured: unknown
Sources: Manbij is Mother of The World [Arabic], Halab News [Arabic], Halab Today TV [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For June 15th-16th, the Coalition reported: “Near Manbij, six strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL vehicle, and six ISIL command and control nodes.”
For June 16th-17th, the Coalition reported airstrikes near Manbij, Aleppo: Near Manbij, 10 strikes struck nine separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed six ISIL fighting positions, three ISIL vehicles, and an ISIL mortar system.”

 

June 16th 2016: Tal Afar, Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: One local source, Iraqi Revolution, said six civilians including four children were killed after the Coalition allegedly targeted the Aleiadiayah region north of Tel-Afar west of Mosul. No further details are currently available.
Civilians reported killed: 6, including 4 children

Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Iraqi Revolution [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Weak – currently single source

Coalition position: For June 15th-16th, the Coalition reported:Near Mosul, three strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL vehicles.”
And for June 16th-17th: “Near Mosul, one strike destroyed an ISIL assembly area and an ISIL vehicle.”

 

June 17th 2016: Al Mansoura village, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary:
Three civilians were killed in airstrikes on Al Mansoura village, according to local sources – though reports are conflicted as to whether the Coalition, the Assad regime or Russia was to blame.
LCCSY reported that one civilian, Abdul Husain al-Abbas, 45 years, was killed in several airstrikes by the Coalition.
Ahmad al A’fish – described as a ‘News Personality’ with 53,000 likes on his Facebook page – also named the victim, who he said was “from the village of Rasim al Baath in southern countryside which belongs to al Bouwaidar“, and blamed the Coalition, adding that he “
is the cousin of my journalist brother Zakariya Al Ibrahim and his brother in law.”

Halab News, Halab Today TV and Smart also alleged Mr al-Abbas was killed in Coalition raids on the village, but SHRC did not say who was responsible referring only to a “warplane“.
Instead Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently said Russia was to blame: “Three martyrs following a russian strike that targeted al Rasafa junction. One of them is a displaced person from Talbissa called Abu Hamza. His car was totally burnt out.”
They later named a third victim asKhalil Ayed al Razzouk“.
The Shaam News Network reported: “
Russian planes carried out raids on al Rasafa road near the town of al Mansoura in the western countryside leading to the death of 3 people and the burning of their car. The same planes carried out more than 17 raids on al Tabaqa on al Wasat and al Maghniya and Al Awwal streets leaving dead and injured civilians.

However, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, the regime was responsible.
Civilians reported killed: 3

Reported injured: unknown
Sources: LCCSY [Arabic], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently [Arabic], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (2) [Arabic], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (3) [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights, Smart News Agency [Arabic], Syria 2011 list of martyrs [Arabic], Halab News [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Ahmad al A’fish [Arabic] [‘News Personality – His profile photo is a poster reading ‘the Union of Revolution Activists], SHRC [Arabic], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (4) [Arabic], Halab Today TV [Arabic], Shaam News Network [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Contested – Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently alleges Russia responsible.
Coalition position: For 17th-18th June, the Coalition reported: Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes struck an ISIL-used logistics route and an ISIL-used culvert.

 

June 19th 2016: Manbij, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary:
One civilian was killed and 10 others injured following an alleged Coalition airstrike on a transport bus in the Manbij countryside, according to local sources.
Shaam News reported: “Battles are still raging between the SDF and IS in which people were killed on both sides amidst intense coalition raids on the eastern and southern entrances of the city of Manbij. The raids caused the death of one civilian and others were wounded.
The main source appeared to be the Daesh news agency Al A’Maq. Manbij News reported: “Al A’maq agency: one person killed and ten others injured including women and children as a result of an american raid on a transport convoy inside the city of #Manbij in the #Aleppo countryside.” And Allies of the Islamic Caliphate noted:One person killed and ten others injured including women and children as a result of an american raid on a transport convoy inside the city of Manbij in the Aleppo countryside.”
Civilians reported killed: 1
Reported injured: 10
Sources: Manbij Mother of the World [Arabic], Shaam News Network [Arabic], Manbij News [Arabic], Allies of the Islamic Caliphate [Al A’Maq news brief] [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For 18th-19th June, the Coalition reported:Near Mar’a, one strike destroyed an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL heavy machine gun“.
Additionally, for Saturday 18th June, the UK reported:  “Another Reaper patrolled over Syria and attacked a Daesh vehicle south-west of Manbij, destroying it with a Hellfire missile.”
For 19th- 20th June, the Coalition reported: “Near Manbij, 10 strikes struck six separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed five ISIL fighting positions.”

 

June 19th 2016: Tabaqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Between 10 and 16 civilians including one woman were killed and 30-35 injured in airstrikes on Tabaqa – though reports are conflicted as to whether the Coalition, Russia or the Assad regime carried out the attacks. However, the majority of the sources allege Russia was responsible.
LCCSY, Syria 2011 and the Syrian Revolution all named people who they said had been killed in Coalition strikes. But The Shaam News Network reported that Russian warplanes carried out more than a  dozen airstrikes with cluster bombs: “
Activists said Russian warplanes targeted several neighborhoods within al Tabaqa with cluster bombs, leaving 16 martyrs among civilians and more than 30 wounded, some in critical condition, as well as considerable material damage in residential buildings, shops and the proliferation of explosive bombs over large areas in the city and within residential neighborhoods. The bombing included al Sina’a street , Hajj Nawwar street, al A’reed street, the area behind Express book shop, Al Maghniya street and the area near the financial district.

Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently also blamed Russia across multiple posts, however, the Syrian Network for Human Rights said the regime were responsible and put the death toll at at least six. Others sources referred to “warplanes”, but did not say who they belonged to.
SHRC named eight victims as:
Mohammad Ahmad Mo’del – from Idlib
Mohammad al Gholi / Al Raqqa – Al Tabaqa
Malek al Areed / Al Raqqa – Al Tabaqa
the wife of Abu Taher al Tayyar / Al Raqqa – Al Tabaqa
Ahmad Mudhi al Ahmad / Al Raqqa – Al Tabaqa
Hussein al Ayel / Al Raqqa – Al Tabaqa
Khaled al Jajaj / Al Raqqa – Al Tabaqa
Farid al Ahmad / Al Raqqa – Al Tabaqa
Civilians reported killed: 10-16, including 1 woman

Civilians reported injured: 3035
Sources: Shaam News Network [Arabic], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic], RBSS (2) [Arabic], RBSS (3) [Arabic], RBSS (4) [Arabic], RBSS (5) [Arabic], RBSS (6) [Arabic], RBSS (7) [Arabic], RBSS (8) [Arabic], RBSS (9) [Arabic], RBSS (10) [Arabic], RBSS (11) [Arabic], RBSS (12) [Arabic], RBSS (13) [Arabic], RBSS (14) [Arabic], RBSS (15) [Arabic], RBSS (16) [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights, LCCSY [Arabic], LCCSY (2) [Arabic], Shaam News Network [Arabic], Al Tabaqa Media Office [Arabic], Sky Syria [Arabic], The Men of God in Syria News Network [Arabic], Syria Homeland [Arabic], @youeeef1982 [Arabic], All4Syria [Arabic], The Syrian revolution [Arabic], LCCSY (3) [Arabic], SHRC, Syria 2011 [Arabic], RBSS (17) [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Contested – looks to be Russia

Coalition position: For June 18th-18th, the Coalition reports:Near Ar Raqqah, three strikes struck two ISIL-used bridges and an ISIL staging area.”

A wounded civilian being treated following an airstrike on Al Tabaqa (via RBSS)
A wounded civilian being treated following an airstrike on Al Tabaqa (via RBSS)

 

June 20th 2016: Manbij, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: Two adult male civilians, named as Mohammad Abdi al Barho, 20 years old, and Ahamad Jaber al Issa, 23 years old, were killed in alleged Coalition airstrikes on Manbij, according to local sources.
Manbij Mother of the World reported that the two men died when Coalition planes struck them while they were on a motor bike in the street. Manbij News also alleged that the Coalition was responsible, as did Aleppo24 and Halab Today. Other sources also named the two men but did not say who carried out the “bombing” in which they died.
The Violations Documentation Center said that they were killed in “air raids”, but did not specify w
hich warplanes carried them out., while the Syrian Network said a Coalition plane had targeted the men using “heavy machine guns” – suggesting a US A-10 ground attack aircraft.
Civilians reported killed: 2

Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Manbij Mother of the World [Arabic], Manbij News [Arabic], Aleppo 24 [Arabic], Asharq al Arabi [Arabic], SHRC [Arabic], Halab Today [Arabic], Violations Documentation Center (1), Violations Documentation Center (2), Syrian Network for Human Rights (October 2016) [Arabic] [English],
Quality of reporting: Fair

Coalition position: For 19th-20th June, the Coalition reported:  “Near Manbij, 10 strikes struck six separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed five ISIL fighting positions.”
For 20th-21st June they reported: “Near Manbij, 13 strikes struck 12 separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed five ISIL fighting positions and two ISIL vehicles and damaged a separate ISIL fighting position.”

Mohamed Abdi, killed in an alleged Coalition strike on Manbij (via Manbij Mother of the World)
Mohamed Abdi, killed in an alleged Coalition strike on Manbij (via Manbij Mother of the World)

 

 

June 21st 2016: Al Ja’abat village, near Maskana, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: One male civilian, named as Mahmoud A’lian al Husswa, was killed and a number of others wounded, in an alleged Coalition airstrike on the village of al Jaabat, according to multiple sources. Both Halab News and SHRC Daily reported that he was hit by shrapnel during an air raid.
However the Coalition has publicly reported no strikes in the vicinity.
Civilians reported killed: 1

Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: LCCSY [Arabic], Al Amawi Omer facebook [Arabic], LCCSY (2) [Arabic], The Union of revolutionary activists [Arabic], Syria2011 [Arabic], Syria Urgent [Arabic], Sky News Arabia, Halab News [Arabic], SHRC Daily [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair, though no Coalition strikes reported

Coalition position: The Coalition has not reported any strikes near Maskana, Aleppo for June 20th-22nd 2016.

 

June 21st-22nd 2016: Raqqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria

 Kadiza Sultana, who went to join Isis in Syria in 2015, is thought to have been killed in an airstrike in June (Photograph: Metropolitan Police)
Kadiza Sultana, who went to join Isis in Syria in 2015, was likely killed in a US airstrike on Raqqa on June 21st 2016 (Photograph: Metropolitan Police)

Summary: Up to 32 civilians including six children and one woman were killed and up to 150 injured in airstrikes on Raqqa, according to multiple sources. A British schoolgirl Kadiza Sultana – who had run away with two friends to join ISIL – was among the dead.
While most sources alleged that Russia carried out the attack, the United States later admittted responsibility – though admitted only three civilians deaths: N
ear Ar Raqqah, Syria, during a strike targeting an ISIL headquarters building, it is assessed that three individuals were killed after entering the target area after the aircraft released its weapon.”
An initial report by Shaam News blamed Russia, but it then changed its position: ”Coalition planes launched raids on al Dalla roundabout and the area of the electricity company in Raqqa which led to civilians deaths and wounded.

Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently named 21 victims as:
Riyad Khudar al Said
Mohammad Al Ahmad al A’zzami
Ibrahim Juma’a al O’far
Ammar Abdallah Al Hassan al Satouf
Mohammad Khalil al Yassin
Jamal Al Batran
Mohannad abu Haif
Juma’a al Ibbo al Fannash
Nael al Fayyad
Khashab al Khashab
Tahseen al Hamoud
Khalif al Ibbo al Fannash
Mohammad Rashid Al Zoro a 15 year old child
Abd al Sattar Rashid al Zoro, a 10 year old child
Ibrahim Matar al Wakka
Musha’al Ibrahim al Wakka
Saleh al Jamal Al Nayef and his family [wife and children]
Abdallah Jamal al Nayef and his family [wife and children]
Jamila Hussein al Jazra
Hani al Hafez
Dr. Mohammad Ali al Heito and his wife and son
RBSS also named the following as injured:
Yasser al Satouf

Khaled al Satouf
Fadi al Satouf
Wafaa al Satouf
Fadia al Satouf
the child Wafaa al Satouf
It added that “Hafez Ibrahim al Wakka was seriously injured leading to both feet being amputated.
British schoolgirl Kadiza Sulltana – who reportedly lived in an apartment above an ISIL financial centre targeted that day – also died in the attack. However the US has not admitted civilian deaths related to this strike, only to one on an ‘ISIL headquarters building.’
Civilians reported killed: 23- 32, including 6 children and 3 women
Civilians reported injured: 150
Sources: LCCSY [Arabic], LCCSY (2) [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights, Syrian Network for Human Rights (2), Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic], RBSS (2), RBSS (3), RBSS (4), RBSS (5), RBSS (6), RBSS (7), RBSS (8), RBSS (9), RBSS (10), RBSS (11), RBSS (12), RBSS (13), RBSS (14), RBSS (15), RBSS (16), RBSS (17), RBSS (18), RBSS (19), RT.com [Arabic], RBSS (20), RBSS (21), RBSS (22), RBSS (23), RBSS (24), RBSS (25), RBSS (26), Halab Today TV [Arabic], LCCSY (3) [Arabic], Deir Ezzor is Being Slaughtered Silently [Arabic], RBSS (27), Shaam News Network [Arabic], Shaam News Network (2) [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, BBC [Arabic], RBSS (28), BBC News, CENTCOM casualty report (November 2016), Syrian Network for Human Rights (October 2016) [Arabic] [English], The Guardian, Prospect Magazine,
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED U.S. CASUALTY EVENT

Coalition position: For June 20th-21st, the Coalition reported: “ Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes struck an ISIL-used bridge and destroyed five ISIL oil pump jacks.”
And for 21st-22nd: “Near Ar Raqqah, four strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, an ISIL headquarters, and an ISIL finance center and destroyed two ISIL oil pump jacks.

A photo of the young man Muhannad Ismail Abu Haif killed following alleged Russian raids on the city. (via RBSS)
A photo of the young man Muhannad Ismail Abu Haif killed following alleged Russian or Coalition raids on the city. (via RBSS)
June 22nd 2016: Manbij, Aleppo governorate, Syria

Summary: One male civilian, named as Khaled al Nasser, 35-years-old, was killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike, according to two local sources.
Halab News Network reported that he died when a Daesh vehicle carrying him was targeted, as he was being moved to the terrorist organisation’s prison.
Civilians reported killed: 1

Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Halab Today [Arabic], HNN [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair

Coalition position: For June 21st-22nd, the Coalition reported: “Near Manbij, 12 strikes struck 12 separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed six ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL vehicle, and an ISIL front-end loader.”
And for June 22nd-23rd: “Near Manbij, nine strikes struck eight separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions and two ISIL vehicles.”

 

June 23rd 2016: Raqqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: In a previously unreported incident, the US admitted six months later that it had killed four civilians in an attack on Raqqa, noting that
near Ar Raqqah, Syria, during a strike against an ISIL-held building, it is assessed that four civilians were killed after entering the target area after the aircraft released its weapon.
No additional details are presently known.
Civilians reported killed: 4
Reported injured: Unknown
Sources: CENTCOM casualty admission (November 2016),
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED U.S. CASUALTY INCIDENT
Coalition position: For June 22nd-23rd 2016, the Coalition noted at the time that “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL-used bridge and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

 

June 25th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: One local source, Mosul Eye, reported that eight civilian detainees of Daesh were killed  after the coalition allegedly targeted a Daesh convoy which was transferring the prisoners to court.

Mosul Eye reported:The source explained to Mousliyn, that elements of the organization brought a group of prisoners by bus for their ‘trial’, but international Coalition aircraft bombed the convoy, killing at least eight prisoners.”
Civilians reported killed: 8

Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Mosulyoon [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Weak – currently single source

Coalition position: For June 24th-25th, the Coalition reported: “Near Mosul, six strikes struck four separate ISIL tactical units and an ISIL VBIED factory and destroyed four ISIL vehicles and an ISIL mortar system.”
And for June 25th-26th: “Near Mosul, four strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL VBIED storage facility and five bed down locations.”
For June 24th and 25th, French MoD reports conducting four strikes in support of Iraqi armed forces in the areas of Ramadi, Fallujah and Mosul.

 

June 25th 2016: Al Shayoukhat neighbourhood, Manbij, Aleppo Governorate, Syria
Summary: One male civilian was killed and three others injured in an alleged Coalition raid on the Al Shayoukhat neighbourhood, Manbij, according to local sources.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the victim was “an old man”.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: 3
Sources: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic], Manbij News [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair

Coalition position: For June 24th-25th, the Coalition reported: “Near Manbij, eight strikes struck six separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed 11 ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle.
And for June 25th-26th: “Near Manbij, eight strikes struck seven separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL vehicle, an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED), and an ISIL improvised explosive device (IED) and denied ISIL access to terrain.

 

 

Smoke bellows from Manbij following alleged Coalition strikes on June 22nd (via SO4HR)
Smoke bellows from Manbij following alleged Coalition strikes on June 22nd (via SO4HR)

 

 

 

 

June 26th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local sources said 25 civilians were killed and 48 wounded after the Coalition targeted residential neighborhoods in Badush, north west of Mosul. Iraqi Revolution reported “dozens of raids”, while Iraqi Spring Media said four families were killed.
The US later confirmed two separate casualty incidents in Mosul that day from the strikes – but only admitted to two civilians injured:June 26, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, during a strike against an ISIL target, it is assessed that one individual was injured after entering the target area after the aircraft released its weapon….during another strike against an ISIL target, it is assessed that one individual was injured after entering the target area after the aircraft released its weapon.”
Civilians reported killed: 25

Civilians reported injured: 48
Sources: Yagein [Arabic], Iraqi Revolution [Arabic], Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic], CENTCOM casualty report (November 2016),
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED U.S. CASUALTY INCIDENTS

Coalition position: For June 25th-26th, the Coalition reported: “Near Mosul, four strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL VBIED storage facility and five bed down locations.”
For June 26th-27th it statedNear Mosul, six strikes struck four separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed four ISIL vehicles.”

 

June 27th 2016: Manbij, Aleppo governorate, Syria

Summary: Up to seven civilians from one family were reported killed in an alleged Coalition strike on Manbij, according to multiple sources.
Manbij Mother of the World placed the death toll at 7, though the Syrian Network reported that four died – including 2 children.
However a local activist (whose account is now suspended by Twitter) challenged the claim: “
The news of the death of an entire family in their home near al Sharia school west of the town is a lie. There are no civilians there as some of them fled and others are taking refuge inside the city.”
Civilians reported killed: 4-7, including 2 chidlren

Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Manbij Mother of the World [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights, Activist tweet [Arabic], Arabs Today [Arabic] [Archived], Syria Post [Arabic] [Archived], Step News [Arabic] [Archived], LCCSY [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Contested

Coalition position: For June 26th-27th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Manbij, seven strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL tunnels and damaged an ISIL fighting position and denied ISIL access to terrain.”
And for June 27th-28th, it was reported: “Near Manbij, seven strikes [1 British?] struck six separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions, and an ISIL anti-tank guided weapon and damaged three ISIL fighting positions
.”

 

June 27th-28th 2016: Al Khafsa near Manbij, Aleppo governorate, Syria

Summary: Seven civilians were reported killed in a 2am airstrike at Al Khaffsa by either Russian or Coalition aircraft.
Manbij Mother of the World was among the first to report the event: “
Coalition planes bomb the area of al Khafsa east of the cemetery with two missiles at exactly 02:00 am. There is news of a massacre in which an entire displaced family has been killed. We await further details from our correspondent.

The Syria Press Centre and Free Syria 2011 blamed unidentified aircraft. And the Halab News Network and the Syrian Network blamed Russia.
Civilians reported killed: 7, including 2 children and 1 woman

Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Manbij Mother of the World [Arabic], Activist Suleiman al Ta’ai [Arabic], Syria Press Centre [Arabic], Free Syria 2011 [Arabic], Halab News Network [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights, Halab Today TV [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic] [English],
Quality of reporting: Contested (Russian or Coalition)

Coalition position: For June 27th-28th, the Coalition reported: “Near Manbij, seven strikes [1 British?] struck six separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions, and an ISIL anti-tank guided weapon and damaged three ISIL fighting positions.”

Halab TV reports on possible civilian casualties

 

June 28th-29th 2016: Fallujah, Anbar province, Iraq

Aftermath of Iraqi and Coalition strikes on an ISIL convoy fleeing Fallujah, June 29th (Iraq MoD)
Aftermath of Iraqi and Coalition strikes on an ISIL convoy fleeing Fallujah, June 29th (Iraq MoD)

Summary: Local sources claimed that families of ISIS members and other civilians were killed or wounded after Iraqi government and Coalition aircraft targeted Daesh convoys fleeing Fallujah to Ramadi Island.
According to the US military blog War Is Boring, “Between 9:00 and 10:00 at night on June 28, Iraqi military intelligence detected the movement of numerous vehicles from Fallujah in a southwesterly direction along the road to Amiriyat Fallujah. Iraqi army helicopters took over the job of tracking the movement. Around 10:00 that night, intelligence reports indicated Islamic State militants were fleeing Fallujah — seemingly explaining the huge convoy. Baghdad informed the Americans, but CJTF-OIR denied permission for its warplanes to attack the area in question, as the vehicles in question could be carrying civilians.”
The Washington Post also cited US officials as sayng they “could not immediately determine whether there were civilian casualties.”
Based on interviews with Iraqi pilots, War Is Boring continued: “The ISIS convoy included more than 400 vehicles, most of which were civilian. Iraqis are convinced that majority of their occupants were militants. So Iraqi pilots took the initiative. They called their political leaders in Najaf and, four hours later, attack orders came down. The first two helicopters took off at 1:30 in the morning on June 29. As they approached the area, they encountered heavy automatic gunfire from the ground. The shooting confirmed to the pilots — this was an Islamic State convoy. The pilots counted more than 400 vehicles. They’d never seen such a huge column before.”
Approximately half of the vehicles were destroyed. Coalition aircraft then also joined in the attack: “It’s possible that some of vehicles carried militants’ families — which is apparently why the United States initially refused to take part in the operation. According to CJTF-OIR spokesman Col. Chris Garver, U.S. aircraft eventually did participate in an attack on the convoy, although they specifically avoided the part of the column the coalition suspected of carrying civilians.”
The Coalition later reported it had destroyed up to 55 vehicles in its attacks. The Washington Post quoted Coalition spokesman Colonel Garver as saying that ‘for the bombing of the Fallujah convoy, the U.S. Air Force “put everything up in the air,” including B-52 bombers and AC-130 Spectre gunships.’
Civilians reported killed: 2 or more, including 1 or more children
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Iraqi MoD photos, War Is Boring, Coalition video of attack, CNN, Sky News, Washington Post, Iraq MoD footage (1), Iraq MoD footage (2), Fox News, Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera, Iraq MoD footage (3), Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units, Rudaw, Bellingcat, Iraq MoD footage (4), Washington Post, Air Force Times,
Quality of reporting: Contested

Coalition position: For June 29th-30th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Fallujah, two strikes [2 British] struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed 42 ISIL vehicles and denied ISIL access to terrain.”
The British also reported that “Typhoons and two Reapers struck Daesh terrorist retreating from Fallujah…Typhoons and Reapers conducted a number of attacks on Wednesday 29 June against Daesh terrorists fleeing in the face of Iraqi operations in Fallujah. A Typhoon struck two vehicles and a large group of extremists with Paveway IV bombs west of Fallujah and two Reapers destroyed a further four vehicles and a group of fighters, using Hellfire missiles and a GBU-12 guided bomb. One Reaper observed the Daesh vehicles refusing to stop and pick up fellow armed extremists trying to escape on foot
.”

Official Iraq MoD footage

 

June 30th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: According to local sources, a targeted Coalition strike on the local head of ISIL’s sharia courts killed both him and his wife. They reportedly held French passports. The strike targeted the Al-Majmoa’ Al-Thaqafiya area of western Mosul.
Civilians reported killed: 1, with 1 Daesh official killed

Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Iraqi Spring Media Centre [Arabic], Iraqi Spring Media Centre (2), Yaqein [Arabic], Adhamiya News [Arabic], Face Iraq (1) [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair – though no Coalition strikes reported

Coalition position: For June 29th-30th 2016, the Coalition reported that ” Near Mosul, four strikes struck four separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL vehicles and an ISIL supply cache.”
For June 30th-July 1st
, no Coalition strikes were publicly reported in Mosul.

 

June 30th 2016: Ramadi Island, Anbar province, Iraq
Summary: A second sequence of Coalition and Iraqi strikes on a major vehicle convoy (see June 29th) again destroyed hundreds of vehicles. But civilian casualties were again feared.
Iraqi Revolution reported in the early hours of June 30th “the
martyrdom and wounding of dozens of displaced families between Tarrah and Ramadi island, after the government and international aircraft targeted their vehicles.”

In a later chronology of the attack, War is Boring reported: “Shortly after the first convoy’s destruction, Iraqi military intelligence received reports of another Islamic State convoy — around 30 vehicles — leaving Fallujah in a northwesterly direction.
Next came reports of militants — apparently survivors of the first column — killing many civilians east of Ramadi. On June 30, the Iraqi army deployed a number of Bell 407 scout helicopters and Mil Mi-28 gunships to reconnoiter the situation.
After encountering automatic weapons fire, the Iraqi pilots began maneuvering for position, but this time the U.S. Air Force ordered all helicopters to vacate the area. Once the Iraqis were away, fighter-bombers under CJTF-OIR’s control launched their own attacks.
In the following hours, Iraqi army aviation flew dozens of medical evacuation sorties with Mi-17 and EC.635 helicopters, evacuating injured civilians from the vicinity of the coalition’s air rads, including many children.
War is Boring also noted that “Whether they [the children] were victims of reported ISIS attacks on the local population, or of U.S. air strikes, is presently unclear.”
Civilians reported killed: 12 or more

Civilians reported injured: 12 or more
SourcesIraqi Revolution [Arabic], NaynaWaalghad TV [Arabic],  War Is Boring, CNN, Sky News, Washington Post, Fox News, Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera, Rudaw, Bellingcat, Al Qari Agency News [Arabic], Saqr Taiz blog [Arabic], Kabr Ajal [Arabic], National Iraqi News Agency [Arabic], Air Force Times,
Quality of reporting: Contested

Coalition position: For June 30th-31st 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Ramadi, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed 23 ISIL vehicles, five ISIL fighting positions, three ISIL heavy machine guns, and three ISIL rocket rails.
The British MoD also reported for June 30thWith Daesh forces continuing to flee in defeat from their former stronghold of Fallujah, on Thursday 30 June Royal Air Force Tornado GR4s patrolled over the desert of Anbar province and located a group of terrorist vehicles a number of miles to the south-west of Ramadi. Attacks with four Brimstone missiles and a Paveway IV guided bomb successfully accounted for five trucks
.”

Children injured during combat operations related to the second ISIS convoy on June 30 are evacuated by Iraqi forces (Iraq MoD)
Children injured during combat operations related to the second ISIS convoy on June 30 are evacuated by Iraqi forces (Iraq MoD)
June 30th-July 1st 2016: Manbij, Aleppo governorate, Syria

Summary: Two families were reported killed in an alleged Coalition dawn airstrike on Manbij, in the vicinity of the city’s al Lamiya roundabout. According to Manbij Mother of the World, nine civilians were buried at the Al Sheikh Akeel cemetery.
Six ISIL fighters reportedly died in an apparent strike on an anti-aircraft position. But the nearby home of Mustapha al Hamdoni was also struck, leading the deaths of his daughters and their chldren.
Halab Today placed the civilian death toll at 10, while the Syrian Network said seven died. All reports blamed the Coalition.
A later Syrian Network investigation reported the following: “
Fixed-wing international coalition forces warplanes fired a missile that targeted a residential building near Al Lamba circle. The building is owned by Mr. Kamel Mustafa Al Hamdoni. The bombardment resulted in the killing of seven civilians from Al Hamdoni family including three children and three women whose names weren’t acquired (They are the daughters and grandsons of Kamel Mustafa Al Hamdoni).

Residents in the area told us that ISIS, who were controlling the city at the time, occupied the lower floor of Al Hamdoni building and some of the military vehicles and cars belonging to ISIS stationed in front of the building before the bombing. The city is now held by the Kurdish-majority Syrian Democratic Forces.
Civilians reported killed: 7-10, including 3-7 children, 3 women

Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Manbij Mother of the World [Arabic], Manbij Mother of the World (2) [Arabic], Manbij Mother of the World (3) [Arabic], Halab Today TV [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Al Hall [Arabic], All 4 Syria [Arabic], Manbij Direct [Arabic], Smart News [Arabic], Halab Today TV [Arabic], Shaam News Network [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights (October 2016) [Arabic] [English],
Quality of reporting: Fair

Coalition position: For June 30th-July 1st 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Manbij, six strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.”

Alleged events for July to December 2016 are now listed here