Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI065

Incident date

April 29, 2015

Location

حي الجغيفي, Fallujah, Jughaifi, Anbar, Iraq

Geolocation

33.366667, 43.792778 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

According to local reports, coalition airstrikes killed nine civilian non-combatants and injured three more in Al Sharika Street, Aljughaifi neighborhood. The dead were named by the Iraqi Revolution website as “belonging to the family of Khamis Sufook al-Jumaili, killing him and his wife and her sister, their sons and daughters, as well as his brother the householder.”

The Iraqi Spring project named the dead.

 

The incident was first reported on April 30, 2015 at 1:06 pm by Iraqi Spring Media Center.

The victims were named as:

Family members (9)

  • Khamis Sifog Theyab Ashibeeb Adult male Named by Iraqi Spring, father killed
  • Nahida Hilal Theyab Adult female Named by Iraqi Spring, mother killed
  • Najeiya Talal Hadid Adult female Named by Iraqi Spring, mother of Khamis Sifog Theyab Ashibeeb
  • Salima Sifog Adult female Named by Iraqi Spring, sister of Khamis Sifog Theyab Ashibeeb
  • Aws Khamis Sifog Child male Named by Iraqi Spring, son of Khamis Sifog Theyab Ashibeeb killed
  • Bushra Khamis Sifog Child female Named by Iraqi Spring, daughter of Khamis Sifog Theyab Ashibeeb
  • Khitam Khamis Sifog Adult female Named by Iraqi Spring, daughter of Khamis Sifog Theyab Ashibeeb killed
  • Jinan Khamis Adult female Named by Iraqi Spring, daughter of Khamis Sifog Theyab Ashibeeb killed
  • Sijad Mohamad Ali Child male Named by Iraqi Spring, son of Jinan Khamis killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9
  • (5 children3 women1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

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    Images of the alleged victims

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention Al Sharika road in the Al Jughaifi neighbourhood (حي الجغيفي) in the city of Fallujah, Anbar Province, Iraq. The coordinates for the midpoint of Al Jughaifi neighbourhood (حي الجغيفي) are: 33.366667, 43.792778.

  • Al Jughaifi neighbourhood (حي الجغيفي) in the city of Fallujah

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    © 2018 Google

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
    No Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    near Fallujah, Iraq
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jul 26, 2018
  • After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

A single strike in the area was reported for April 28th-29th 2015: “Near Fallujah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL trench complex.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9
  • (5 children3 women1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (4) [ collapse]