Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI534

Incident date

March 11, 2017

Location

الموصل: غرب/الجانب الأيمن, Mosul, Old city, Nineveh, Iraq

Geolocation

36.34075, 43.126911 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

A single source reported that dozens of civilians were killed or injured during the last two days due to different types of shelling in downtown/central Mosul. It was reported that many of the injured had no access to medical treatment and that people were unable to leave their homes, which were damaged by the bombings.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12 – 24
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes (2) [ collapse]

The incident report mentions multiple neighbourhoods in old Mosul but does not identify where the casualties occurred. The coordinates for the neighbourhoods are as follows: Sarqhana (السرجخانة) midpoint 36.342500, 43.130556; Farouk (الفاروق) midpoint 36.3431411, 43.1257262; Maydan (المیدان) midpoint: 36.335556, 43.125; Ras al Kor (راس الكور) midpoint: 36.3468977, 43.129921. Airwars’ assessment uses the generic coordinates for Old Mosul.

  • Old Mosul, including Maydan (الميدان)

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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 Mosul, Iraq
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Nov 30, 2017
  • After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For March 10th-11th: “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, an ISIS heavy machine gun team and an ISIS sniper team; destroyed six fighting positions, two heavy machine guns, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, two VBIEDs, two VBIED factories, two mortar systems, a command and control node, a tactical vehicle, a roadblock, a supply cache, and an ISIS-held building; damaged eight supply routes and an ISIS-held building; and suppressed 17 ISIS mortar teams and ten ISIS tactical units.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12 – 24
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (1) [ collapse]