Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI542

Incident date

March 14, 2017

Location

الرسالة, Mosul, Dur al Resala, Nineveh, Iraq

Geolocation

36.326071, 43.089424 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Local residents and press sources said that a family of seven was killed after an airstrike hit their house in Dur-al Resala neighbourhood, West Mosul.

Hani Abu Obeida was named by @n_iraq67 as one of the victims. It was reported that his son Musab was the only survivor. The rest of the family reportedly died.

Only one source said it was the work of the Coalition. Other sources did not specify who carried out the raids.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Hani Abu Obeida Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Hani Abu Ubeida was allegedly killed in Coalition raids on Dor-al Resala, on March 14th. Only one of the seven family members survived (via n_iraq67)

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 Dur al-Resala neighborhood, Mosul, Iraq
    Nearest population center
  • MGRS coordinate
    38SLF284222
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Nov 29, 2018
  • After a review of available information and the 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 March 13th-14th: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 27 fighting positions, three rocket-propelled grenade systems, two VBIEDs, an artillery system, a mortar system, a heavy machine gun, a road block, a vehicle and a VBIED factory; damaged 12 supply routes; and suppressed five ISIS mortar teams and two ISIS tactical units.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (1 child1 woman1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (4) [ collapse]