Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI294

Incident date

October 13, 2016

Location

المصارف, Mosul, Masaref and Rifak, Nineveh, Iraq

Geolocation

36.3842544, 43.1767845 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Nine civilians were killed alongside 13 members of ISIS in Mosul, according to local sources.

NRN reported that Coalition aircraft launched two raids on the Masaref and Rifak neighbourhoods of the city. A correspondent said the attack targeted banks and sites belonging to ISIL members. The attacks were heavy and [caused] extensive damage to public and private property, leading to the deaths of more than nine civilians reported NRN.

Video posted by NRN as well as by ISIL sympathizer accounts showed one airstrike in the distance, as well as the aftermath of what appeared to be two separate strikes.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • A video captures the aftermath of the alleged Coalition airstrikes on Masaref and Rifak, in Mosul, where nine civilians were reportedly killed alongside 13 members of ISIS in Mosul (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
  • Stated location
    near Mosul, Iraq
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    1 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    38SLF3642427772
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Sep 29, 2017
  • After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For October 12th-13th the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.” For October 13th-14th the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit and a chemical weapons facility; destroyed three tunnel entrances, a tunnel, a rocket rail, a vehicle, and a trench; and damaged a trench network.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]