US-led Coalition in Iraq & Syria

Civilians in the ruins of Mosul city. (Maranie R. Staab)

Belligerent
US-led Coalition
Country
Iraq
start date
end date
Civilian Harm Status
Belligerent Assessment
Declassified Documents
Infrastructure

Incident date

June 2, 2017

Incident Code

CI744

LOCATION

ِعنة, Anah, Al Anbar, Iraq

Local sources reported that an elderly man was killed and his son and another woman were severely injured as a result of airstrikes hitting their houses in Anah district, in the west of Anbar province. According to several Facebook posts, the elderly man was called Hajj Juma al-Abd. He reportedly died when shelling on a

Summary

First published
June 2, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
1 – 4
(1 man)
Civilians reported injured
2–4
Airwars civilian harm grading
Contested
Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
Suspected belligerents
US-led Coalition, Unknown
Named victims
1 named
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Incident date

June 3, 2017

Incident Code

CI745

LOCATION

حي الزنجيلي, Mosul, Zanjili, Nineveh, Iraq

Local sources said that six members of the same family were killed after airstrikes struck their home in Zanjili neighborhood, in West Mosul. Iraqyoon Agency reported that it was the family of As’ad Younis Majid al-Rawi. The news agency also said that the family was displaced – they had fled from al-Midan to Zanjili neighbourhood.

Summary

First published
June 3, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
6
(1 man)
Airwars civilian harm grading
Fair
Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
Suspected belligerent
US-led Coalition
Named victims
1 named
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Incident date

June 3, 2017

Incident Code

CI746

LOCATION

الشفاء والزنجيلي, Mosul, Zanjili and Shifa, Nineveh, Iraq

Local sources said that more than 300 civilians were killed during two days of fighting in Zanjili and Shifa neighborhoods, in West Mosul. The loss of life was reportedly caused by ISIL shooting on fleeing civilians, as well as by airstrikes carried out by Iraqi Forces and the international Coalition. Sawlf Ateka Facebook page quoted

Summary

First published
June 3, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
250 – 300
(1 man)
Civilians reported injured
106
Airwars civilian harm grading
Contested
Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
Suspected belligerents
US-led Coalition, Iraq Government Forces, ISIS
Named victims
1 named
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Incident date

June 4, 2017

Incident Code

CI747

LOCATION

باب لكش, Mosul, Bab Lakash, Nineveh, Iraq

A local source told Airwars’ Iraq-based field researcher that two of his family members died in the Bab Lakash neighbourhood of Mosul, after Coalition airstrikes allegedly targeted their house at 3pm in the afternoon while they were praying. The family member provided Airwars with the names of the casualties.

Summary

First published
June 4, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
2
Airwars civilian harm grading
Weak
Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
Suspected belligerent
US-led Coalition
Named victims
2 named, 1 familiy identified
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Incident date

June 4, 2017

Incident Code

CI748

LOCATION

عنه, near Anah, Al Anbar, Iraq

Summary

First published
June 4, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
Unknown
Airwars civilian harm grading
Discounted
Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
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Incident date

June 5, 2017

Incident Code

CI749

LOCATION

Mosul, Mishahda, Nineveh, Iraq

In an incident not previously tracked by Airwars, on September 1st 2017 the Coalition said it had concluded an assessment on of civilian harm claims “near Mosul, Iraq” via a media report. According to the Coalition report, “13. June 5, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time,

Summary

First published
June 5, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
Unknown
Airwars civilian harm grading
Discounted
Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
Suspected belligerent
US-led Coalition
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Incident date

June 5, 2017

Incident Code

CI750

LOCATION

near Mosul, Iraq, Nineveh, Iraq

In an incident not previously tracked by Airwars, on September 29th 2017 the Coalition said it had concluded an assessment on of civilian harm claims “near Mosul, Iraq” via a media report. According to the Coalition report, “99. June 5, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via media report: After a review of available information and strike

Summary

First published
June 5, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
Unknown
Airwars civilian harm grading
Discounted
Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
Suspected belligerent
US-led Coalition
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Incident date

June 7, 2017

Incident Code

CI751

LOCATION

عنه, Al Anbar, Iraq

Local sources reported that an unspecified number of civilians were killed or wounded in the morning of June 7th as a result of airstrikes on houses in residential areas in the city of Anah, in the west of Anbar province. Presently no further details are known. Yaqein suggested that it might be the work of

Summary

First published
June 7, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
1
Civilians reported injured
1
Airwars civilian harm grading
Contested
Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
Suspected belligerents
US-led Coalition, Unknown
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Incident date

June 7, 2017

Incident Code

CI752

LOCATION

حي الزنجيلي, Mosul, Zinjili, Nineveh, Iraq

In an incident not previously tracked by Airwars, the Coalition confirmed the death of a civilian in an incident near Mosul in June 2017. Their September 2017 civilian casualty report noted: “During a strike on ISIS fighters engaging partner forces from a fighting position, it was assessed that one civilian, not observed near the target

Summary

First published
June 7, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Strike status
Declared strike
Strike type
Airstrike
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
1
Cause of injury / death
Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
Airwars civilian harm grading
Confirmed
A specific belligerent has accepted responsibility for civilian harm.
Known belligerent
US-led Coalition
Known target
ISIS
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Incident date

June 8, 2017

Incident Code

CI753

LOCATION

حي الزنجيلي, Mosul, Zinjili, Nineveh, Iraq

Local sources referred to the United Nations Human Rights Office saying that 50 to 80 civilians were killed after airstrikes and shelling hit Zanjili neighborhood in West Mosul. In January 2019, the Coalition accepted responsibility for the event, noting: “Coalition aircraft struck an ISIS building and unintentionally killed 10 civilians.” Sawlf Ateka posted a video

Summary

First published
June 8, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
50 – 80
Airwars civilian harm grading
Confirmed
A specific belligerent has accepted responsibility for civilian harm.
Known belligerent
US-led Coalition
Suspected belligerent
Iraq Government Forces
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Incident date

June 8, 2017

Incident Code

CI754

LOCATION

حي الزنجيلي, Mosul, Zinjili, Nineveh, Iraq

Summary

First published
June 8, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
Unknown
Airwars civilian harm grading
Discounted
Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
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Incident date

June 10, 2017

Incident Code

CI756

LOCATION

الشفاء, Mosul, Al-Shafaa, Nineveh, Iraq

Multiple local sources said that more than 13 members from one family were “scattered under the rubble” of their houses in Shifa neighborhood, in the centre/ west of Mosul. Unidentified aircraft had allegedly hit the houses. Sawlf Ateka, a local Facebook group, said that Abdullah al-Mazouri had died in the raids (see photo below). In

Summary

First published
June 10, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
13
(1 man)
Civilians reported injured
13
Airwars civilian harm grading
Contested
Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
Suspected belligerents
US-led Coalition, Unknown
Named victims
1 named
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Incident date

June 10, 2017

Incident Code

CI755

LOCATION

البورصة, Mosul, Borsa, Nineveh, Iraq

Local sources reported that 18 civilians from four named families – mostly children and women – died under the rubble. An airstrike reportedly hit their homes in the Borsa area in the centre of Mosul. It is presently unclear who was responsible for the airstrikes. Sawlf Ateka, a local Facebook page, launched an appeal to

Summary

First published
June 10, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
21 – 23
(5 children5 women2 men)
Airwars civilian harm grading
Contested
Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
Suspected belligerents
US-led Coalition, Unknown
Named victims
3 named, 1 familiy identified
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Incident date

June 11, 2017

Incident Code

CI757

LOCATION

حي الزنجيلي, Mosul, Zanjili, Nineveh, Iraq

Multiple local sources reported that Iraqi forces found a child alone in a house in Zanjili neighbourhood, who had survived the shelling while his entire family was found dead inside. @nbras_almamory said “US planes” were responsible for the strike. Other sources, however, did not say who carried out the raids.

Summary

First published
June 11, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
3
(1 woman)
Civilians reported injured
1
Airwars civilian harm grading
Contested
Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
Suspected belligerent
US-led Coalition
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Incident date

June 11, 2017

Incident Code

CI758

LOCATION

المدينة القديمة, Mosul, Old City neighbourhoods, Nineveh, Iraq

Multiple local sources, as well as sources in the Iraqi army, reported that dozens of civilians were killed or injured in the fighting for the liberation of Shifa, Zanjili and Health neighbourhoods in Old Mosul. Alaraby news said that Iraqi forces allegedly used heavy shelling and air strikes on the area in an attempt to

Summary

First published
June 11, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
19 – 80
Civilians reported injured
12–24
Airwars civilian harm grading
Contested
Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
Suspected belligerents
US-led Coalition, Unknown
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Incident date

June 12, 2017

Incident Code

CI759

LOCATION

البورصة, Mosul, Borsa, Nineveh, Iraq

Several local press sources said that twelve civilians – all from the same family – died as a result of an alleged Coalition airstrike on their house in Borsa neighbourhood in Central Mosul. The sources reported that most victims were women and children. The twelve victims were all members of the Abdul Aziz Alnomah family.

Summary

First published
June 12, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
12
(3 children3 women1 man)
Airwars civilian harm grading
Contested
Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
Suspected belligerents
US-led Coalition, Unknown
Named victims
1 named
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Incident date

June 13, 2017

Incident Code

CI760

LOCATION

الشفاء, الموصل‎, Al Shafaa, Mosul, Nineveh, Iraq

A total of 35 people people from an extended family were killed, including 14 children, 9 women and two imams, when a home and street were bombed in the Al Shifa neighbourhood of Mosul. Sources said that the family were sheltering in the basement of the house. Initial claims had placed the toll at 50,

Summary

First published
June 13, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Strike status
Declared strike
Strike type
Airstrike
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
35
(14 children9 women12 men)
Civilians reported injured
1
Cause of injury / death
Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
Airwars civilian harm grading
Confirmed
A specific belligerent has accepted responsibility for civilian harm.
Known belligerent
US-led Coalition
Suspected belligerent
Unknown
Known target
ISIS
Named victims
35 named, 8 families identified
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Incident date

June 13, 2017

Incident Code

CI761

LOCATION

Mosul, Al Shifa, Nineveh, Iraq

Summary

First published
June 13, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
Unknown
Airwars civilian harm grading
Discounted
Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
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Incident date

June 14, 2017

Incident Code

CI762

LOCATION

دكة بركة, Dakat Barak, Mosul, Nineveh, Iraq

Two civilians from the same family were reported killed by an unknown rocket and “random bombing”, according to local sources. Sawlf Ateka reported the dead civilians as Mishan Mohammad Qasim al-Hiyawi and his grandson Hashim Firas. Other sources identified the two as victims but did not clarify who was responsible. In February 2019, the Coalition

Summary

First published
June 14, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
2
(1 child)
Airwars civilian harm grading
Contested
Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
Suspected belligerents
US-led Coalition, Unknown
Named victims
2 named, 1 familiy identified
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Incident date

June 14, 2017

Incident Code

CI763

LOCATION

تلعفر, Tal Afar, Al-Taqwa Mosque, Nineveh, Iraq

Eight Iraqi police were accidentally injured and one or two killed following an airstrike, according to multiple sources. According to Yaqein, “a government source said in a statement that ‘the fourth regiment of the Ninewa Emergency Police headed to support the federal police in the area of ​​Wadi Akab in west Mosul, adding that as

Summary

First published
June 14, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
19
(12–19 children1 man)
Airwars civilian harm grading
Fair
Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
Suspected belligerent
US-led Coalition
Named victims
3 named
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Incident date

June 15, 2017

Incident Code

CI765

LOCATION

القائم‎, Al Qa’im, Al Anbar, Iraq

In an incident previously untracked by Airwars, the Coalition confirmed on Oct. 27, 2017 that it had unintentionally killed four civilians. The provided coordinates placed the event in the near Al Qa’im town in the Al Anbar Governorate. There are currently no further details known about the incident.

Summary

First published
June 15, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
Unknown
Airwars civilian harm grading
Discounted
Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
Known belligerent
US-led Coalition
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Incident date

June 15, 2017

Incident Code

CI764

LOCATION

الشفاء, Mosul, al Shafaa, Nineveh, Iraq

In an incident not previously tracked by Airwars, the Coalition later confirmed the deaths of four civilians in an event in near Mosul. Their September 2017 civilian casualty report noted: “During a strike on an ISIS defensive fighting position, it was assessed that four civilians were unintentionally killed.” The Coalition provided Airwars with the location

Summary

First published
June 15, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
4
Airwars civilian harm grading
Confirmed
A specific belligerent has accepted responsibility for civilian harm.
Known belligerent
US-led Coalition
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Incident date

June 17, 2017

Incident Code

CI768

LOCATION

Mosul, Zahra, Nineveh, Iraq

In an incident not previously tracked by Airwars, on September 29th 2017 the Coalition said it had concluded an assessment on social media claims of civilian harm “near Mosul, Iraq”. According to the Coalition report, “114. June 17, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed

Summary

First published
June 17, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
Unknown
Airwars civilian harm grading
Discounted
Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
Suspected belligerent
US-led Coalition
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Incident date

June 17, 2017

Incident Code

CI766

LOCATION

Mosul, Al Shafaa, Nineveh, Iraq

In an incident not previously tracked by Airwars, on September 29th, 2017 the Coalition said it had concluded an assessment on social media claims of civilian harm “near Mosul, Iraq”. According to the Coalition report, “112. June 17, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location

Summary

First published
June 17, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
Unknown
Airwars civilian harm grading
Discounted
Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
Suspected belligerent
US-led Coalition
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Incident date

June 17, 2017

Incident Code

CI767

LOCATION

Mosul, Old city, Nineveh, Iraq

In an incident not previously tracked by Airwars, on September 29th 2017 the Coalition said it had concluded an assessment on social media claims of civilian harm “near Mosul, Iraq”. According to the Coalition report, “113. June 17, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq,via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and

Summary

First published
June 17, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
Unknown
Airwars civilian harm grading
Discounted
Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
Suspected belligerent
US-led Coalition
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Incident date

June 18, 2017

Incident Code

CI769

LOCATION

المدينة القديمة, Mosul, Old City, Nineveh, Iraq

Fifteen people were reported killed and five more injured in heavy air and artillery strikes on Old Mosul, as Iraqi forces supported by the Coalition continued their push to capture the last ISIL-held neighbourhoods of Mosul. Yaqein – which also reported 10 ISIL carbombs – said that “an aerial and artillery bombardment coincided with the

Summary

First published
June 18, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
15
Civilians reported injured
5
Airwars civilian harm grading
Contested
Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
Suspected belligerents
US-led Coalition, Iraq Government Forces
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Incident date

June 18, 2017

Incident Code

CI770

LOCATION

المشاهدة, Mosul, Meshada, Nineveh, Iraq

A field report by PBS Newshour found that 12 civilians – all members of one family – had died in a likely Coalition airstrike on Meshada. In August 2019 the Coalition announced that they had assessed this allegation of civilian to be non-credible. Their monthly civilian casualty report noted: “After a review of all available

Summary

First published
June 18, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
18
(7 children)
Airwars civilian harm grading
Fair
Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
Suspected belligerent
US-led Coalition
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Incident date

June 18, 2017

Incident Code

CI771

LOCATION

القائم, Al Qa'im, Al Anbar, Iraq

Local media reported that an unknown airstrike killed eight civilians and injured a further 20 at Al Qaim. Iraqi Spring Media Centre reported the death of 8 people and 20 additional injuries resulting from an airstrike near a mosque in Al Qaim. Iraqi News Center reported the same figures.

Summary

First published
June 18, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
8
Civilians reported injured
20
Airwars civilian harm grading
Contested
Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
Suspected belligerents
US-led Coalition, Unknown
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Incident date

June 18, 2017

Incident Code

CI772

LOCATION

الموصل: غرب, Mosul, West (Shifa and Zanjili), Nineveh, Iraq

Colonel Talal Najm al-Hamdani, from the Directorate of Civil Defense of Nineveh, said that about 200 bodies had been recovered over a 48 hour period in different parts of West Mosul. In an interview with Al Araby al Jadeeda, Colonerl al-Hamdani estimated that as many as 4,000 bodies remained under the rubble of West Mosul

Summary

First published
June 18, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
200
Airwars civilian harm grading
Contested
Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
Suspected belligerents
US-led Coalition, Iraq Government Forces
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Incident date

June 19, 2017

Incident Code

CI773

LOCATION

الشفاء, Mosul, Al-Shafaa, Nineveh, Iraq

Up to 44 civilians, including a young child and his mother, were reported trapped under the rubble following the destruction of houses at al Shifa during an assault on the area. According to Sawefa Ateka, “There is a house in Al-Shifa neighborhood, the house of Saadallah Abu Thaerwhich is near the Al-Naqib Mosque, and the

Summary

First published
June 19, 2017
Last updated
January 18, 2022
Civilian harm reported
Yes
Civilians reported killed
2
(1 child1 woman)
Civilians reported injured
40–44
Airwars civilian harm grading
Contested
Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
Suspected belligerents
US-led Coalition, Unknown
Named victims
1 named
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