Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI253

Incident date

June 15, 2016

Location

الكسك, Kisik, Nineveh, Iraq

Geolocation

36.47571, 42.50869 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Within 100m (via Coalition) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Within 100m (via Coalition)

Airwars assessment

In an incident not previously tracked by Aiwars, CENTCOM later confirmed the deaths of six civilians in a US strike near Kisik, Iraq.

Their November 2016 civilian casualty report noted: “during a strike against an ISIL weapons storage facility, it is assessed that six civilians were killed.”

In July 2019 the Coalition provided Airwars with the location for this incident, accurate to within a 100 metre box.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Confirmed
    A specific belligerent has accepted responsibility for civilian harm.
  • Known attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Prior to the Coalition releasing the MGRS for this incident, Airwars had geolocated it to the nearest village at 36.4733405, 42.6698685

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Known belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Credible / Substantiated
    The investigation assessed that although all feasible precautions were taken and the decision to strike complied with the law of armed conflict, unintended civilian casualties regrettably occurred.
  • Given reason for civilian harm
    No reason given
    Airwars’ assessment of belligerent’s civilian casualty statement
  • Initial Airwars grading
    Confirmed
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    6
  • Stated location
    near Kisik, Iraq
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    100 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    38SKF768396
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Nov 9, 2016
  • June 15, 2016, near Kisik, Iraq, during a strike against an ISIL weapons storage facility, it is assessed that six civilians were killed.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For June 15th-16th 2016, the Coalition reported at the time that “Near Kisik, one strike struck an ISIL foreign fighter weapons storage facility.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Confirmed
    A specific belligerent has accepted responsibility for civilian harm.
  • Known attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (1) [ collapse]