Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI354

Incident date

November 29, 2016

Location

راوة, Rawa [exact location], Anbar, Iraq

Geolocation

34.4720334, 41.9184422 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

At least 10 members of one family were reported killed by an alleged Coalition raid, according to local sources.

Iraqi Spring reported that a man, a woman and 8 children from a single family were killed by a Coalition attack on civilian homes in Rawa.

Several other outlets also reported between 9-10 dead from the same family.

JBCNews named the couple who killed along with 9 of their children who were all under 12 years old.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (11)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10 – 11
  • (8–9 children1 woman1 man)
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • A photo shows smoke rising from the scene following the alleged airstrike where at least 10 members of one family were reported killed (Via news ofiraq3)

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 Rawa, Iraq
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Aug 4, 2017
  • After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For November 28th-29th, the Coalition reported “Near Rawah, one strike destroyed a bunker.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10 – 11
  • (8–9 children1 woman1 man)
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]