Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI245

Incident date

June 1, 2016

Location

الموصل‎, Mosul, Nineveh, Iraq

Geolocation

36.34585235, 43.09857692 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

10 to 40 civilians were reported killed, and 13 to 36 injured following alleged Coalition airstrikes in west Mosul.

Mosul Eye offered a detailed description of affected neighbourhoods, claiming that airstrikes had hit: “– A home in the Muhammadiyah area near the kindergarten which also damaged neighbours’ houses around it and led to the fall of martyrs and wounded

– A house in the Municipalities district

– A house in the Engineers neighbourhood which was sheltering foreigners

– Inside a [further] house in the Engineers neighbourhood

– A residence in the Agricultural district

NRN News reported that Coalition planes bombed a house used by Daesh, killing four members of the organisation, 12 civilians and wounding five others.

They said the aircraft “also bombed the headquarters of the organisation behind the spring Daash hospital“, killing 20 members of Daesh, 15 civilians and wounding eight others.

NRN’s correspondent went on to say that Colation aircraft also targeted another house used by Daesh “behind a restaurant in the neighbourhood of engineers“, killing “seven members of the organisation, including foreigners, in addition to injuring six others“.

The report concluded by saying that there was “serious damage to neighbouring houses, leading to the fall of more than 13 civilians, including women and children.

In the second of their September 2020 civilian casualty reports, 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.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10 – 40
  • (2 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    13–36
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

  • A picture shows massive destruction in several buildings following alleged coalition airstrikes in neighbourhoods at the left side of Mosul - the strike led to the death of at least ten civilians and 13 to 36 injured on June 1st, 2016 (via NRN)
  • An image shows aid team rushing to the incident location to help the casualties following alleged coalition airstrikes in neighbourhoods at the left side of Mosul (via NRN)

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
    38SLF332263
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Sep 9, 2020
  • June 1, 2016, in Mosul, 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. 662/CI245 38SLF332263

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

The Coalition reports for June 1st-2nd 2016 that “Near Mosul, four strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed four ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL vehicle, and an ISIL assembly area and suppressed an ISIL heavy machine gun position.“

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10 – 40
  • (2 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    13–36
  • 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]