Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI041

Incident date

February 18, 2015

Location

حديثة, Haditha, Anbar, Iraq

Geolocation

34.1460894, 42.3802758 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Local sources in Haditha reported that up to 15 civilians were killed and an unknown number were injured after an alleged coalition airstrike hit Albu Haiyat mosque at midday prayers. Al Iraq News stated that among those killed were captured “members of the Iraqi security forces who are were being guarded at the mosque.”

However an internal CENTCOM review concluded that “nearest coalition strike to Haditha was 34km and was not within close enough proximity to be considered credible.”

The Iraqi Spring Media Centre named ten of those it said were killed.

Others reported that 12 of those killed were brothers and cousins from the same clan, the Sbahnas – the eldest aged 90.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (10)

  • Suleiman Moslih Asabahani Age unknown male Listed by Iraqi Spring Media Centre killed
  • Ali Suleiman Moslih Asabahani Age unknown male Listed by Iraqi Spring Media Centre killed
  • Hamdi Suleiman Moslih Asabahani Age unknown male Listed by Iraqi Spring Media Centre killed
  • Nima Suleiman Moslih Asabahani Age unknown male Listed by Iraqi Spring Media Centre killed
  • Adnan Bedewi Ali Asabahani Age unknown male Listed by Iraqi Spring Media Centre killed
  • Udei Bedewi Ali Asabahani Age unknown male Listed by Iraqi Spring Media Centre killed
  • Salah Salim Muslih Asabahani Age unknown male Listed by Iraqi Spring Media Centre killed
  • Abdul Same’e Abid Salih Asabahani Age unknown male Listed by Iraqi Spring Media Centre killed
  • Yasir Rafe’e Bedwi Ali Asabahani Age unknown male Listed by Iraqi Spring Media Centre killed
  • Omar Rafe’e Bedwi Ali Asabahani Age unknown male Listed by Iraqi Spring Media Centre killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    12 – 15
  • (1–10 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • Airwars grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • 27-year old engineer Yassir Rafeh, killed in a reported coalition airstrike at Haditha, February 17th 2015.
  • Images of those alleged killed in the strike (via deleted Facebook page)
  • Supposed aftermath of the attack (source deleted)

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Non credible
    Insufficient information to assess that, more likely than not, a Coalition strike resulted in civilian casualties.
  • Reason for non-credible assessment
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  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    Haditha, Iraq
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • May 1, 2015
  • Open source media. Mosque in Haditha, 15 CIVCAS. No Coalition strikes within 34 km. Non credible.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    12 – 15
  • (1–10 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • Airwars grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (10) [ collapse]