Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI071

Incident date

June 5, 2015

Location

عنه, Anah al Jadidah, Anbar, Iraq

Geolocation

34.3753914, 41.98421 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

A young man, Mustafa Tarif Habib al-Ani (pictured below) was reportedly killed along with three or four of his relatives in an alleged coalition airstrike. According to the Iraqi Spring site, the family home was struck “near Rabe’e Sooq in the Rasil Gharbi area of Anah district, in western Anbar.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Mustafa Tarif Habib al-Ani Adult male Named by Iraqi Revolution killed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (3 women1 man)
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    US-led Coalition, Unknown

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Mustafa Tarif Habib al-Ani (via Iraqi Revolution)

Geolocation notes (2) [ collapse]

Reports mention that the incident occurred “near Rabe’e Sooq (سوق ربيع) in the Rasil Gharbi (رسيل غربي) area of the Anah district,” in the town of Anah al Jadidah (عنه), Anbar. Airwars was unable to locate Rabe’e Sooq (سوق ربيع). However, there is a concentration of shops and markets in one part of Anah al Jadidah (عنه). Therefore it would be more likely that Rabe’e Sooq (سوق ربيع) is located there, rather than elsewhere. The coordinates for this location in Anah al Jadidah (عنه) are: 34.3753914, 41.98421

  • Anah al Jadidah (عنه)

    Imagery:
    © 2018 Google

  • Highest density of shops and markets in Anah al Jadidah (عنه)

    Imagery:
    © 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 Anah al-Jadidah, 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

While a number of coalition strikes were reported in Anbar province for June 4th-6th 2015, none have been reported as striking Anah. However, asked whether it had struck Anah, the coalition responded that it had carried out an airstrike “near Haditha” on the day in question.

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (3 women1 man)
  • Airwars grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected belligerents
    US-led Coalition, Unknown

Sources (3) [ collapse]