Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI308

Incident date

October 24, 2016

Location

طوبزاوة, Tubzawa, Nineveh, Iraq

Geolocation

36.3828155, 43.3518415 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A local source reported that An adult civilian male killed followed an alleged Coalition strike on the village of Tubzawa.

According to a single source, Mr Shihab’s two sons Younis aged 7 and Mustafa aged 2 years old were also severely injured in the incident – and were being treated in the intensive care unit at Irbil Hospital.

With British airstrikes confirmed in the area that day, Airwars reached out to the MoD, with information which included geolocates within 5km of the likely vicinity of the event (36.3828155, 43.3518415.)

The MoD official subsequently told Airwars that From the evidence you have provided… we cannot make any definitive assessment. However, I am able to confirm that there was no indication of any civilian casualties in our own detailed assessments of the impact of each of our strikes on the dates in question.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Kheri Sabur Shihab Child male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (1) [ collapse]

    • English
    • English

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
    Insufficient evidence of civilian harm
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    near Tubzawa village, Iraq
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    100 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    38SLF521280
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Sep 27, 2018
  • After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For October 23rd-24th 2016, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units, two rocket systems, two anti-aircraft artillery systems and two staging areas; destroyed 19 fighting positions, 17 vehicles, 10 heavy machine guns, nine mortar systems, eight command and control nodes, six repeater towers, and four tunnels; and damaged four fighting positions, two vehicles, a mortar system, and a tunnel.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (1) [ collapse]

    • English
    • English