Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI043

Incident date

February 24, 2015

Location

الكرمة, Garma, near Fallujah, Anbar, Iraq

Geolocation

33.405, 43.913056 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Seven civilians from one family – including young children – were killed and 8 injured when a house was allegedly struck by a coalition aircraft. However other sources attributed the attack to an artillery assault by the Iraq Army.

The dead were later named by the Iraqi Spring Centre.

Seven additional people were named as severely injured in the event.

In a later report, Baghdad TV claimed that as well as ‘a family of six’ killed in the strike, an additional 14 civilians had died after a total of seven homes were struck.

Local elder Sheikh Mohammed Jumaili demanded that “the federal government open an extensive investigation into the bombing of the coalition flights of civilian targets and homes within the area, despite the absence in the region of any armed groups.”

However, an internal CENTCOM assessment concluded that “The nearest coalition strike IVO [in vicinity of] Al-Kharmah was a single Hellfire missile targeting a Da’ish DsHK weapon 3.5km SW of Al-Karmah, IRQ on 23 FEB 15.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (7)

  • Khudhir Mohammad Farhan Al-Juboori Adult male Listed by Iraqi Spring Centre, father killed
  • Ahmad Khudhir Mohammad Farhan Age unknown male Listed by Iraqi Spring Centre, son killed
  • Ahlam Abid Nasir Adult female Listed by Iraqi Spring Centre, mother killed
  • Najla’a Kareem Hussein Al-Jumeili Adult female Listed by Iraqi Spring Centre, mother killed
  • Rimas Sadiq Mohammad Age unknown female Listed by Iraqi Spring Centre, daughter of Najla’a Kareem Hussein Al-Jumeili killed
  • Iman Sadiq Mohammad Age unknown male Listed by Iraqi Spring Centre, daughter of Najla’a Kareem Hussein Al-Jumeili killed
  • Taha Khalil Ibrahim Age unknown female Listed by Iraqi Spring Centre killed
  • Kareem Mahdi Salih Al-Halbousi Adult male Listed by Iraqi Spring Centre, school headmaster injured
  • Mohammad Tha’ir Al-Mara’awi Adult male Listed by Iraqi Spring Centre, food supply agent injured
  • Hakima Khalifa Awad Age unknown female Listed by Iraqi Spring Centre injured
  • Ala’a Raid Khairallah Age unknown male Listed by Iraqi Spring Centre injured
  • Hamid Mohmoud Salim Age unknown male Listed by Iraqi Spring Centre injured
  • Hamid Khalaf Awad Age unknown male Listed by Iraqi Spring Centre injured
  • Ahmad Thair Abdullah Age unknown male Listed by Iraqi Spring Centre injured

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 20
  • (2 children4 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • Airwars grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
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    Islamic State propaganda issued in the wake of the alleged coalition airstrike
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    Islamic State propaganda issued in the wake of the alleged coalition airstrike
  • Islamic State propaganda issued in the wake of the alleged coalition airstrike
  • Islamic State propaganda issued in the wake of the alleged coalition airstrike
  • Islamic State propaganda issued in the wake of the alleged coalition airstrike
  • Islamic State propaganda issued in the wake of the alleged coalition airstrike
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    Islamic State propaganda issued in the wake of the alleged coalition airstrike
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    Islamic State propaganda issued in the wake of the alleged coalition airstrike
  • Islamic State propaganda issued in the wake of the alleged coalition airstrike
  • Islamic State propaganda issued in the wake of the alleged coalition airstrike

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
    al-Qaim, Iraq
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • May 1, 2015
  • Open source media report that the hospital source in al-Qaim, a town on the Euphrates River, hospital said nine civilians were killed and 29 militants were wounded in the strike by the U.S.-led coalition. Some of the wounded were taken across the border to Syria for treatment. / OSINT RPT record via CHOPS. Target identified as an insurgent meeting house/staging house, and was not a hospital.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 20
  • (2 children4 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • Airwars grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (14) [ collapse]