Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI316

Incident date

November 2, 2016

Location

حي القدس, Mosul, Al-Quds, Nineveh, Iraq

Geolocation

36.3446163, 43.2249784 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Four women were killed and 17 people injured, including women and children, followed an alleged Coalition strikes according to local media. However, the Coalition later refuted any involvement.

An initial report from ISIL-controlled al A’amaq claimed that four women were killed and 17 people injured, including women and children in the US bombing in parts of eastern Mosul. Several other reports, including from Iraq 24, Al Sharqiya and Al Rafidain gave the exact same information, likely based on ISIL’s reporting.

Yaqein described massive bombing from Coalition planes in Mosul, striking the Qudis neighbourhood. But it too cited what would appear to be al A’maq’s original casualty figures.

A video released by al A’amaq showed the destruction of several structures, with rubble lying in the street. Warplanes can be heard flying in the area.

A Coalition statement issued January 2nd 2017 noted: No Coalition strikes were conducted on structures in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

A UN report on the protection of civilians in the context of Nineveh operations and the retaking of Mosul stated: ‘In the evening of 2 November, an airstrike hit a residential area in al-Qudus neighbourhood in eastern Mosul, killing four women and wounding 17 other civilians, including women and children.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (4 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    17
  • 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]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • An image reveals the destruction that followed an alleged coalition airstrike on Al-Quds Mosul on November 2, 2016 (Via al-Rafidain)

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

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jan 2, 2017
  • No Coalition strikes were conducted on structures in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For November 1st-2nd, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed four vehicles, a mortar system, and a fighting position; damaged two fighting positions; and suppressed three tactical units, two heavy machine guns, and a mortar system.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (4 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    17
  • 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]