Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI638

Incident date

April 14, 2017

Location

رأس الجادة, Mosul, Ras Al Jadda, Nineveh, Iraq

Geolocation

36.34075, 43.126911 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Two local sources reported that seven civilians from one family died when an airstrike or bombardment hit their house in Ras Al Jadda neighbourhood in the old part of Mosul.

The victims were named by MNN and Sawlf Ateka (local Facebook group) as: Wa’ed Ali Saleh al-Sharifi, his wife, sons Ali and Nashwan, his daughter Mayada, grandson Yousif Ali, and the wife of his eldest son Bassam. An unspecified number of other family members were injured.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • Wa’ed Ali Saleh al-Sharifi Adult male Father killed
  • Ali Adult male Son killed
  • Nashwan Adult male Son killed
  • Mayada Adult female Daughter killed
  • Yousif Ali Age unknown male Grandson killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (3 women3–4 men)
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Waed-Ali-Saleh-al-Sharifi died together with six family members when an airstrike hit their house in Old Mosul (via Sawlf Ateka Facebook page)

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 Ras al Jadda, Iraq
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jan 25, 2018
  • 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.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For April 13th-14th the Coalition publicly reported: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units; destroyed four fighting positions, a VBIED, a command-and-control node, a tunnel; and damaged five fighting positions, and four ISIS supply routes.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (3 women3–4 men)
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]