Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI616

Incident date

April 7, 2017

Location

سحاب, Mosul, Saha, Nineveh, Iraq

Geolocation

36.349444, 43.100833 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that one civilian was killed and eight others were injured in airstrikes on Al Saha neighborhood in West Mosul. Shafaaq spoke of a ‘mistaken airstrike’ by ‘unidentified warplanes’. It also caused the destruction of three houses.

Moreover, Urgent Mosul News and Yaqein reported mortar shelling by Iraqi forces on the neighbourhood the same day, killing four.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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]

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

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Dec 28, 2017
  • After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties. (1291)

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For April 6th-7th the Coalition publicly stated: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed four mortar systems, three fighting positions, two VBIED factories, two command and control nodes, a rocket system, and a tactical vehicle; and suppressed six mortar teams and two ISIS tactical units.”

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
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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]