Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI147

Incident date

November 26, 2015

Location

جامع خالد بن الوليد, Fallujah, near Khalid Bin Al Waleed mosque, Anbar, Iraq

Geolocation

33.338889, 43.746667 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Local sources in Fallujah alleged that Coalition aircraft bombed a house with three families inside near Khalid Bin Al Waleed mosque, killing at least 12 and wounding six more – mostly children and women.

The reported 11.30pm airstrike caused multiple casualties, with many victims buried under a collapsed building. The Baghdad Centre for Human Rights said that both Coalition and Iraq government aircraft had participated in the attack, while all other sources pointed only to the Coalition.

Jasim Al Assal, a member of the local provincial council, complained that “the desire by local people to be free from Daesh terrorists does not justify inaccuracy by the international coalition, who must spare civilians including children and women in Fallujah.”

In July 2017 the Coalition said it had classed the event as non credible on grounds of insufficient evidence of civilian harm: “Nov. 26, 2015, near Fallujah, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.”

However, given the well-chronicled nature of the event, and confirmed Coalition strikes in the vicinity, Airwars will continue to list this event as likely – while seeking additional clarification from the Coalition.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdarahman Ahmed Ibrahim 11 years old male killed
  • Ahmad Kamal Ibrahim 12 years old male killed
  • Abdarahman Lance Tawfiq 1 years old male killed
  • Ruasi Kamal Ibrahim 12 years old male killed
  • Hmsh Kamal Ibrahim 4 years old male killed
  • Rana Omar Khalil 2 years old female killed
  • Fatimah Tawfiq Shafi 37 years old female killed
  • Abrahim Ahmed Ibrahim 3 years old male killed
  • Omar Khalil 32 years old male killed
  • Wife of Omar Khalil 27 years old female killed
  • Ayman Hamid Abdul Jabbar 7 years old male killed
  • Hamid Abdul Jabbar Abdullah 38 years old male killed
  • Yousef Ahmed Ibrahim 3 years old male injured
  • Asia Kamal Ibrahim 1 years old female injured
  • Ahmed Ibrahim Ghaith 10 years old male injured
  • Huda Khamis Farhan 12 years old female injured
  • Alaa Hamid 13 years old male injured
  • Aqil Hamid Abdul Jabbar 10 years old male injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12 – 17
  • (8 children2 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Child victims of alleged Coalition strike at Fallujah, November 26th 2015 (via Iraqi Revolution)
  • Omar Khalil, victim of a reoprted Coalition strike at Fallujah, November 26th 2015
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    Child victims of an alleged Russian airstrike on Ar Raqqah, November 26th (via SN4HR)
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    Yousif Ahmed Ibrahim Hussein (via Iraqi Revolution)
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    Ibrahim Ahmed Ibrahim (via Iraqi Revolution)
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    Mustafa Ahmed Ibrahim (via Iraqi Revolution)
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    Martyr Abdulrahman Anas (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
    Insufficient evidence of civilian harm
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    near Fallujah, Iraq
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jul 7, 2017
  • After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

The Coalition confirms carrying out strikes in the near vicinity on November 26th-27th 2015: “Near Fallujah, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL rocket rail, an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL improvised explosive device (IED) cache, and an ISIL command and control node.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12 – 17
  • (8 children2 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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 (27) [ collapse]