Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI633

Incident date

April 12, 2017

Location

Mosul, Al Nouri mosque, Nineveh, Iraq

Geolocation

36.343126, 43.126839 Note: The accuracy of this location is to level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Akbar Elyam News, quoting Lt. Col. Ahmed Abdul-Aziz Al-Nu’mani of Iraqi forces, reported that violent Coalition airstrikes hit the old part of Mosul, particularly the neighbourhoods of the Grand Mosque, Farouk, Clock and the center of Mosul, in the evening into the night of April 12th.

Sawlf Ateka (local Facebook group) reported moreover that five civilians died in the Grand Mosque neighbourhood at 11pm, when a missile hit their house. The victims were named as “my nephew Dafer and his pregnant wife in the fifth month and his father and his daughter.”

In its June casualty report the Coalition denied responsibility: “April 12, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.”

A Coalition official confirmed to Airwars that this related to an allegation near the al Nouri mosque.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Dafer Adult male killed
  • Wife of Dafer Adult female pregnant killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (2 women1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • 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
    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
  • Location accuracy
    1 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    38SLF3189123600
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jun 2, 2017
  • After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For April 11th-12th the Coalition publicly reported: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed four fighting positions, two vehicles, two mortar systems, a heavy machine gun, a sniper position and a VBIED factory; damaged 13 supply routes and two fighting positions; and suppressed six mortar teams.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4 – 5
  • (2 women1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (3) [ collapse]