Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI277

Incident date

August 15, 2016

Location

الثقافية, Mosul, Cultural District, Nineveh, Iraq

Geolocation

36.375, 43.141667 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

In a second alleged Coalition event in Mosul for the day, between 7 and 13 civilians reportedly died with 35 or more injured, after the Tamatim food distribution building was hit in the city.

NRN, which published graphic photos, reported the fall of more than 48 civilians in the bombing by the Coalition in Mosul. NRN’s reporter says the morning Coalition strike hit a number of restaurants and commercial markets in the cultural area. He said the target appeared to be an office building used by Daesh, but the bombing was pretty violent. Around six rockets led to the collapse of some buildings and shops nearby. The Iraqi Spring Media Centre placed the death toll lower, at seven.

One of the victims has been named as a young girl, whose father and brother were reportedly injured. Another name published as a young man who killed in the same event.

In the second of their March 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 no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area at that time.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 13
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    35–39
  • 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

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Media
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    Images reveal dead bodies and destructions that followed an alleged Coalitionairstrike in Mosul in the Tamatim food distribution building. Up to 13 civilians reportedly died and at least 35 injured (via NRN News)
  • An image reveals the aftermath of the alleged Coalition airstrike in Mosul, where up to 13 civilians reportedly died and at least 35 injured (via NRN News)
  • An image reveals the aftermath of the alleged Coalition airstrike in Mosul, where up to 13 civilians reportedly died and at least 35 injured (via NRN News)
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    An image shows an injured child treating by doctors following an alleged Coalition airstrike in Mosul, where up to 13 civilians reportedly killed and at least 35 injured (via NRN News)
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    An image shows a victim who was removed from the destroyed building following an alleged Coalition airstrike in Mosul, where up to 13 civilians reportedly died and at least 35 injured (via NRN News)
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    An image shows part of the dead body where is still under the destroyed building following an alleged Coalition airstrike in Mosul, where up to 13 civilians reportedly died and at least 35 injured (via NRN News)
  • An image shows the fire inside the building following an alleged Coalition airstrike in Mosul, where up to 13 civilians reportedly died and at least 35 injured (via NRN News)
  • An image reveals a destroyed building following an alleged Coalition airstrike in Mosul, where up to 13 civilians reportedly died and at least 35 injured (via NRN News)
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    An image shows an injured child treating by doctors following an alleged Coalition airstrike in Mosul where up to 13 civilians reportedly died and at least 35 injured (via NRN News)
  • An image reveals the aftermath of the alleged Coalition airstrike in Mosul, where up to 13 civilians reportedly died and at least 35 injured (via NRN News)
  • An image reveals a destroyed building following an alleged Coalition airstrike in Mosul, where up to 13 civilians reportedly died and at least 35 injured (via NRN News)
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    An image shows a man stuck under the destroyed building following an alleged Coalition airstrike in Mosul, where up to 13 civilians reportedly died and at least 35 injured (via NRN News)
  • An image shows a cloud of smoke come out from a factory that hit by an alleged Coalition airstrike in Mosul where up to 13 civilians reportedly died and at least 35 injured (via NRN News)
  • A picture of Tieba Ammar Nizar Al Hiyali, killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike in Mosul, where up to 13 civilians reportedly killed and at least 35 injured (via NRN News)
  • A picture of Ala Sabah Kassab Bashi, killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike in Mosul, where up to 13 civilians reportedly killed and at least 35 injured (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
    38SLF333271
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Mar 25, 2020
  • Aug. 15, 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. 2991/CI277 38SLF333271

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For August 14th-15th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, three strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and an ISIL improvised explosive device assembly area and destroyed an ISIL vehicle, six ISIL assembly areas, two ISIL command and control nodes, and one ISIL vehicle borne IED and suppressed an ISIL heavy machine gun position and denied ISIL access to terrain.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 13
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    35–39
  • 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 (9) [ collapse]