Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI386

Incident date

January 3, 2017

Location

Mosul, Ma’moon, Nineveh

Geolocation

36.310611, 43.109528 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

As many as 22 civilians were reported killed, and 29 injured, in airstrikes by an unspecified party in eastern Mosul according to local media.

Citing a local source, Shafaaq reported that five people were killed and four others wounded after an “unidentified warplane” opened fire from it’s “machine gun” in southeast Mosul.

One relative posted on Facebook that their cousin, Younis Hassan Abdullah al-Badrani was killed along with 10 family members in an aerial bombardment.

Iraqi Spring Media Center reported a total of 22 civilian deaths and 29 injuries, “mostly women and children” in Coalition airstrikes on the eastern side of Mosul.

According to Team Correspondents, the deaths occurred in “Mushayrifa, New Mosul and Hermat and Ma’moon neighborhoods.”

Buzzfeed reported in 2017 that 15 civilians died in an event at Mamun:

Neighborhood: Hay al-Mamun
GPS Coordinates: 36.310611, 43.109528
Date and approximate time: January 3, 2017, around noon
Casualties: 15 civilians, including women and children.
Comments: Another targeted strike that seems to have been either a misfire or the result of bad intelligence/surveillance. Witnesses said kids were playing on the streets outside, there were women on the rooftops. Not clear what the target would have been. I believe this was two houses set close together.”

The incident occured around midday.

  • Younis Hassan Abdullah al-Badrani Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    15 – 22
  • (2 children2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    29
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Younis Hassan Abdullah Al Badrani, killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike on the Domiz neighbourhood, Mosul, January 3rd (Facebook)

Geolocation notes (2) [ collapse]

The news outlet, Buzzfeed, published precise coordinates for an alleged civilian casualty incident in Mamoon (المأمون) area, for which the coordinates are 36.310611, 43.109528. However, on the same day, local reports reference strikes on multiple neighbourhoods: (الموصل الجدیدة) New Mosul 36.3323266, 43.1050515, (مشیرفة) Meshrfa: 36.376753, 43.049025 and (الهرمات) Haramat: 36.3635566, 43.0702686.

  • The location provided by Buzzfeed in Mamoon (المأمون) neighbourhood, Mosul.

    Date taken:
    December 29, 2019

    Imagery:
    © 2018 Google

  • Coordinates: 36.310611, 43.109528

    Date taken:
    December 29, 2004

    Imagery:
    © 2018 Google

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
  • Location accuracy
    1 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    38SLF3027720059
    Military Grid Reference System

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 January 2nd-3rd publicly stated: “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed three buildings, a heavy machine gun, two mortars, a piece of engineering equipment, a VBIED, and a front-end loader; damaged 17 supply routes; and suppressed four mortar teams.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    15 – 22
  • (2 children2 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    29
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]