Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI562

Incident date

March 20, 2017

Location

الموصل: الزنجيلي, Mosul, Al-Zinjili, Nineveh, Iraq

Geolocation

36.350932, 43.111449 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 43 civilians were killed in airstrikes and missile shelling by the International Coalition and Iraqi forces in Zanjili neighbourhood, in the west of Mosul.

Mosul Eye reported:

“Mosul witnessed 20/3/2017 wave of casualties in a large number, and the initial outcome that we were able to collect was as follows:

134 civilian casualties due to military operations

In Zanjili only 43 victims

New Mosul 36 victims

New Bab, Farouk, seen 55 victims”

Iraqi News agency also reported Coalition airstrikes and shelling by Iraqi forces and put the death toll at 100 for the neighbourhoods Zanjili, New Mosul and Old Mosul.

One victim was later named as Hamed Ismail Hassan Ali (pictured).

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Hamed Ismail Hassan Ali Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    43
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    US-led Coalition, Iraq government forces

Sources (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Picture of Hamed Ismail Hassan Ali

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For March 19th-20th the Coalition stated: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and four ISIS sniper teams; destroyed 17 fighting positions, six heavy machine guns, four vehicles, three rocket-propelled grenade systems, a mortar system, a VBIED factory, an artillery system, and a roadblock; damaged nine supply routes; and suppressed six ISIS mortar teams, five ISIS tactical units, and an ISIS anti-air artillery team.”

Iraq government forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Iraq government forces
  • Iraq government forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    43
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    US-led Coalition, Iraq government forces

Sources (3) [ collapse]