Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI113

Incident date

September 27, 2015

Location

يت, Hit, Anbar, Iraq

Geolocation

33.642631, 42.829814 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Four members of the al-Jumaili family were killed in an alleged Coalition strike at Hit, according to reports.

Mr al-Jumaili was described as a refrigerator repairman, whose home in the city’s April 7th neighbourhood was hit.

The dead have been named by one of the sources.

In their August 2020 civilian casualty report, the US-led Coalition assessed reports that they were responsible for civilian harm in this 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.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

  • Ahmed Hamid Jassim al-Jumaili Adult male Father killed
  • Abeer Zia Nafeh Jumaili Adult female Mother killed
  • Wael Ahmed Hamed Age unknown male Son killed
  • Nabah Ahmed Hamid Jassim al-Jumaili Child female Daughter killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (2 children1 woman1 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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Funeral for a family of four reported killed in a Coalition strike at Hit, Iraq Sept27 2015 (via Iraqi Revolution)
  • Aftermath of the strike
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Image of one of the alleged victims (via Haret Mothana)
  • Another image of the funeral (via Iraqi Revolution)

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
    Other
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • MGRS coordinate
    38SKC987246
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Aug 22, 2020
  • Sept. 27, 2015, in Hit, 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. 2834/CI113 38SKC987246

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

Airstrikes on September 26th-27th in the city had targeted a “VBIED production facility,” according to a press release.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (2 children1 woman1 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 (5) [ collapse]