Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI349

Incident date

November 24, 2016

Location

شارع الجزائر, Mosul, Algeria Street, Nineveh, Iraq

Geolocation

36.350184, 43.167042 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

A single outlet, Iraqyoon News, cited local sources and reported on Facebook that four civil defence employees were killed by an alleged Coalition strike on Algeria Street in the east of Mosul.

In a January 2nd 2017 statement which may refer to this or the previous event, the Coalition noted: Nov. 24, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that no civilians were harmed in this strike.

A senior official later informed Airwars that the alleged incident had come to light as a result of internal reporting. Supplied co-ordinates showed the target was a house in Mosul’s al Karamah neighbourhood.

An ISIL video issued that day showed at least one house badly damaged, which may relate to this event.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (4) [ collapse]

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 November 24th-25th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed three ISIL-held buildings, two mortar systems, two vehicles, a VBIED, an artillery system, and a weapons cache; damaged a supply route; and suppressed a mortar system.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (4) [ collapse]