Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI102

Incident date

September 5, 2015

Location

عنه, Anah al Jadidah, Anbar, Iraq

Geolocation

34.372699, 41.986442 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

The Iraqi Revolution site reported that “NATO planes” [sic] carried out two overnight raids on the town of Ana, which allegedly injured women and children. According to the claims, one of the two strikes targeted a residential neighbourhood.

NINA also reported civilian fatalities from a strike in the area, describing the fatalities as occurring when the coalition accidentally bombed a school sheltering internally displaced peoples, “killing two children and wounding 15 civilians, including 5 women and 7 children.”

In their February 2020 civilian casualty report, the US-led Coalition assessed reports that they were responsible for civilian harm in a first strike as “non-credible”, stating that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area at that time.

In their May 2020 civilian casualty report, the US-led Coalition assessed reports that they were responsible for civilian harm in a second strike as “non-credible”, stating that after a review of all available records it was determined that, more likely than not, civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition action.

It was unclear which report referred to which specific strike in this event.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–15
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (3) [ collapse]

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Non credible / Unsubstantiated
    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, Other
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SGU746075/37SGU755079
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • May 1, 2020
  • Feb 2, 2020
  • Sept. 5, 2015, in Anah al Jadidah, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 2887/CI102 37SGU746075

  • Sept. 5, 2015, in Anah al Jadidah, Iraq via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was determined that, more likely than not, the alleged civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition action. 2818/CI102 37SGU755079

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

There were two possible matches for September 4th-5th 2015: “Near Rawah, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL homemade explosives facility… Near Haditha, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.”
No incidents for September 5th-6th appeared to match this claim.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–15
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (3) [ collapse]