Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI211

Incident date

March 31, 2016

Location

Mosul, Nineveh, Iraq

Airwars assessment

The Al Najmawi family’s flour mill in Granary Street, eastern Mosul was struck in an alleged Coalition airstrike, leading to casualties among the civilian workers inside.

Qoraish reported that the attack took place at the 10.30am local time, with two strikes approximately five minutes apart. It claimed there were no Daesh forces present.

NRN News said one person civilian died his uncle – factory director was injured along with three other workers.

In their February 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 no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area at that time.

The incident occured at 10:30 am local time.

  • Salah Riyad Haj Saeed Al Najmawi Adult male killed
  • Ghassan Al Najmawi Adult male injured

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • The picture of Salah Riyad Haj Saeed Al Najmawi, killed in an alleged coalition airstrike on the flour mill in Mosul, on March 31, 2016 (via NRN News).
  • An image reveals the destruction that followed an alleged Coalition strike on flour mill in Mosul, on March 31, 2016 (via NRN News).
  • An image reveals the destruction that followed an alleged Coalition strike on flour mill in Mosul, on March 31, 2016 (via NRN News).
  • The aftermath of airstrike shows an ISIS fighter in the flour mill that was reportedly hit by a Coalition strike, Mosul, March 31, 2016 (via NRN News).

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
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • MGRS coordinate
    38SLF380253
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Feb 2, 2020
  • March 31, 2016, in Mosul, 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. 2917/CI211 38SLF380253

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For March 30th-31st 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, eight strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL assembly areas, an ISIL vehicle, an ISIL bed down location, two ISIL safe houses, an ISIL fighting position, and suppressed two ISIL mortar firing positions.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]