Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI281

Incident date

August 23, 2016

Location

حي الحدباء, Mosul, Hadba and Zuhoor, Nineveh, Iraq

Geolocation

36.3951712, 43.1503487 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Local sources claimed that the Coalition struck allegedly Hadbah and Zuhoor neighbourhoods in Mosul resulting in up to 10 deaths and additional injuries among other civilians. However US-led alliance has informed Airwars that We can confirm that no Coalition strikes were conducted in Mosul between August 22nd and August 24th.

According to Yaqein, the international airline alliance launched several raids on the Hadbah and Zuhoor neighbourhoods in the city of Mosul, killing nine people and wounding seven others… The shelling also resulted in considerable material damage to civilian homes in neighbourhoods which had been affected raids.

Yaqein later raised its estimate of those killed to ten, with 15 injured.

In a special report, NRN said that the morning strike had targeted Daesh, killing one and injuring 11 fighters. But the local newsgroup also said the [Coalition] bombing was extremely violent and led to physical damage of neighbouring buildings leaving 13 civilian casualties killed or wounded. Our correspondent added that the international alliance resumed air raids on the same day, bombing a headquarters of Daesh in north Mosul, which resulted in the deaths of seven members of ISIL, and the wounding of three civilians.

The accompanying video shows widespread destruction, and civilian casualties being treated for injuries. One eyewitness noted: I have a worker at my shop and after the bombing. I don’t know his fate yet, and there was a family of five or six members, I saw four of them burning completely and died. The other eyewitness said: There was a family of six members, all of them were burned except one woman, we pulled her from under bricks still breathing.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 10
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–15
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    A video shows the destructions following an alleged coalition airstrike on Hadbah and Zuhoor neighbourhoods in Mosul which resulting in the killing of up to 10 civilians and at least 15 injured (via NRN)

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For August 22nd-24th, the Coalition publicly reported no strikes in Mosul. A spokesperson also later told Airwars that “We can confirm that no Coalition strikes were conducted in Mosul between August 22nd and August 24th.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 10
  • Civilians reported injured
    7–15
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (5) [ collapse]