Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI394

Incident date

January 5, 2017

Location

حي المثنى, Mosul, Muthanna, Nineveh, Iraq

Geolocation

36.3738889, 43.1718063 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Local sources said two named civilians (a father and son) were killed after a missile targeted their house in the left side of Mosul. Mosul Ateka reported that “a missile fell down just beside Haj Dahir which caused his death and that of his son Zakariah.”

Iraqyoon News and Resistance Hadbah also reported Coalition airstrikes in the left part of Mosul, in the neighborhoods of Muthanna, Comrades and Hadbah.

Nineveh Media Center quoted Maj. Gen Najim al-Jubouri (Mosul operations commander), who said that “the international Coalition supported Iraqi forces with Land surface missiles and air cover during the liberation distinctive goals operations in the left side of the Mosul on Friday.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Haj Dahir Adult male killed
  • Zakariah Dahir Adult male Son of Haj Dahir 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 (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Zakariah Thahir (Facebook)

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
    Insufficient evidence of civilian harm
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    near al-Muthanna neighborhood, Mosul, Iraq
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    100 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    38SLF361267
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Sep 27, 2018
  • After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For January 4th-5th the Coalition publicly stated: “Near Mosul, seven strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units; destroyed five ISIL-held buildings, four fighting positions, four mortar systems, two weapons caches, a supply cache, a communications tower, a vehicle, a command and control node, and a rocket and unmanned aerial vehicle factory; damaged 27 supply routes; and suppressed two mortar teams.”

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 (4) [ collapse]