Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI290

Incident date

September 20, 2016

Location

الدواسة والحدباء والنبي شيت والجوسق وكراج الشمال, Mosul, Hadba and other neighbourhoods, 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

Up to seven civilians were reported killed and 47 injured after the Coalition allegedly carried out dawn airstrikes on Mosul.

According to Yaqein, areas targeted included Ghazlani and Nabi Sheet. Citing a local source it said locals were quick to evacuate the injured to nearby hospitals and the dead bodies to the morgue. Mosul Eye gave the same casualty figures.

According to NRN News, the major raid targeted multiple sites across the city: International coalition aircraft bombed a headquarters of Daesh in the Nabi Sheet area in eastern Mosul, and bombed a house belonging to members of the organization in the Hadba neighbourhood to the north of Mosul. They also struck the traffic circle Directorate at the Faisaliah in the west of the city. Other strikes were reported in Al Muthanna, in the Baath and Arab neighbourhoods, and near the city’s Great Mosque. As well as killing at least 30 Daesh fighters, NRN said seven civilians “including women and children died.

An eyewitness in a video published by NRN (probably originating with Al A’Amaq) noted: When you see this bombing no one can blame Islamic State when they kill a spy with a bullet to his head. Innocent family members were killed by this bombing.

In their May 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 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
    3 – 7
  • (2 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    47
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
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    A video captures bloody aftermath of the alleged Coalition airstrikes on Mosul - at least seven civilians were reported killed and 47 injured (via NRN)

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
    38SLF341293
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • May 1, 2020
  • Sept. 20, 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. 3049/CI290 38SLF341293

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For September 20th-21st the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 7
  • (2 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    47
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]