Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI361

Incident date

December 5, 2016

Location

حي المهندسين, Mosul, Al-Muhandisin/Engineers, Nineveh, Iraq

Geolocation

36.3669087, 43.1361008 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were killed in an alleged Coalition strikes in Mosul, according to local sources.

Nineveh MC reported that one civilian – a father of four – was killed in his home by a Coalition raid: Coalition aircraft targeted a house controlled by ISIL in the Aldoassh neighbourhood during the preparation of their criminal operations. But citizen Ahmed Sufian Thabit in the house next to the targeted house died, a father of four children.

Additionally, in a separate, Muhaned al-Badi reported by name that a man was killed by a Coalition bombing in Mosul.

In an emailed response to a report submitted by Airwars on this and other incidents in December 2016, Coalition officials requested additional information concerning the alleged event.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Ahmed Sufian Thabit Adult male killed
  • Ali Khalid Al Dannu Adult male killed

Summary

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

  • A picture of Ali Khalid Al Dannu, killed following an alleged Coalition airstrike in the Aldoassh neighbourhood (via Muhanad al-Bidi)
  • An image shows the fire in a site following an alleged Coalition airstrike targeted a house controlled by ISIL in the Aldoassh neighbourhood (via Nineveh MC)

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
  • Oct 27, 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 December 4th-5th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units; destroyed seven mortar systems, four ISIL-held buildings, two vehicles, a VBIED factory, and a front-end loader; and damaged 31 supply routes.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 men)
  • 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]