Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI249

Incident date

June 8, 2016

Location

17 تموز, Mosul, Talmuz / July 17th, Nineveh, Iraq

Geolocation

36.3667014, 43.0854607 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Multiple civilians were reported killed and injured in alleged Coalition airstrikes on the July 17th district of Mosul.

According to Mosul Eye, the strikes on a Wednesday night took place at prayer time near a mosque in the Almoghait area – particularly busy during Ramadan. The attack “left several civilians killed and wounded as well as elements of Daesh.” Iraqi Revolution said “dozens of civilians” were killed and injured, publishing a graphic photo of what it said was the attack.

On March 10, 2022 in the CJTF-OIR Civilian Casualty Report, the Coalition reported this incident to be “non-credible”, stating that “After review of all available evidence it was determined that more likely than not civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition strike.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 24
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    ISIS

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • a photo shows the aftermath of the alleged Coalition strike on Mosul June 8th which allegedly caused 'dozens' of civilian casualties (via Iraqi Revolution)

Geolocation notes

Coordinates released by the Coalition place the event at 36.3667, 43.08545

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Open incident
  • Stated location
    near Mosul, Iraq
    Nearest population center
  • MGRS coordinate
    38SLF2823926324
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Mar 10, 2022
  • June 8, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After review of all available evidence it was determined that more likely than not civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition strike. 2959/CI249 38SLF2823926324

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For June 8th-9th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, three strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL assembly areas.”

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 24
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    ISIS

Sources (3) [ collapse]