Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI252

Incident date

June 15, 2016

Location

الفلوجة‎, Fallujah, Anbar, Iraq

Geolocation

33.3532137, 43.7875674 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

According to various local sources reported that an alleged Coalition shelled the Hasi area of Fallujah, leading to the death of six families, two of whom were killed while trying to leave Fallujah.

Al Fallujah Online said 10 people died, including four women and three children, and that 13 others were wounded, including five children and four women.

Iraqi Spring Media has named the victims of one of those two families who were killed.

In their June 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 (5)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10
  • (3 children4 women1–2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    13
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Media
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    A picture of the victims at the medical facility following an alleged Coalition strikes on Fallujah, June 15th (via AlFalujahNews)
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    A picture of the child who was killed following an alleged Coalition strikes on Fallujah, June 15th ( via newsofiraq3)
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    A picture of the child (same victim) and the father who were both killed following an alleged Coalition strikes on Fallujah, June 15th (via newsofiraq 3)
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    A picture of a little girl who killed following an alleged Coalition strikes on Fallujah, June 15th (via AlFalujahNews)
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    A photo of an injured man following an alleged Coalition strikes on Fallujah, June 15th (via AlFalujahNews)
  • A photo of the victim who was killed following an alleged Coalition strikes on Fallujah, June 15th (via AlFalujahNews)
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    Another picture of the same child who was killed following an alleged Coalition strikes on Fallujah, June 15th (via AlFalujahNews)

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
    38SLB829826
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jun 24, 2020
  • June 15, 2016, Hasi, 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. 2960/CI252 38SLB829826

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For June 14th-15th, the Coalition reported: “Near Fallujah, two strikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed 11 ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL heavy machine guns, and six ISIL light machine guns and denied ISIL access to terrain.“

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10
  • (3 children4 women1–2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    13
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]