Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI630

Incident date

April 11, 2017

Location

اليرموك, Mosul, Yarmouk, Nineveh, Iraq

Geolocation

36.336804, 43.083396 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that 13 civilians from two families were killed and 17 others injured in Coalition airstrikes on houses in Yarmouk neighbourhood, which had been liberated by Iraqi forces the previous day.

Today Egypt News quoted Captain Yazen Abdul-Ilah al-Dubardani of the Iraqi Air Force, saying that “Coalition aircraft launched an air strike on houses in the Yarmouk district today, killing 13 civilians from two families, and wounding 17 others, most of them critically,” said . About the destruction of about 6 houses and 11 cars.” He added that “the Iraqi Air Force Command opened an urgent investigation into the circumstances of the incident and submitted a preliminary report to the Joint High Military Command to learn about and update the latest developments, as well as continue coordination with the International Coalition to find out the reasons for targeting unarmed civilians.”

Amsi Iraq also reported the incident on Twitter and blamed the Coalition.

The Yarmouk neighbourhood had reportedly been cleared the previous day.

In June 2019 the Coalition announced that it had assessed this allegation of civilian harm to be non-credible, noting “After a review of all available strike records it was determined that, more likely than not, civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition strike.”https://www.inherentresolve.mil/Media-Library/News-Releases/Article/1890275/combined-joint-task-force-operation-inherent-resolve-monthly-civilian-casualty/

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    13
  • Civilians reported injured
    17
  • 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 (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
    Other
  • Stated location
    near Mosul, Iraq
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    100 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    38SLF278231
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jun 27, 2019
  • Apr. 11, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of all available strike records it was determined that, more likely than not, civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition strike.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For April 10th-11th: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units; destroyed a fighting position, a supply cache, a rocket-propelled grenade system, an anti-air artillery system, one VBIED; damaged a fighting position; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit and a mortar team.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    13
  • Civilians reported injured
    17
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]