Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI646

Incident date

April 17, 2017

Location

الموصل: الثورة, Mosul, Al-Thawra (Revolution), Nineveh, Iraq

Geolocation

36.34389, 43.103399 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported violent airstrikes on Al-Thawra (Revolution) neighbourhood in the old town area of Mosul city, on Monday 17th of April.

Two victims (see photos below) were named as “Engineer Zaid Hisham Daoud, one of the employees of the Ministry of Industry” who died when a missile hit his home, and Mahmoud Mohamed Mashhadani who also died in Al-Thawra after the bombing.

Mosul News Network spoke of a large number of casualties among citizens. No further details have presently been found.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Zaid Hisham Daoud Adult male Engineer killed
  • Mahmoud Mohamed Mashhadani Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

  • Mahmoud Mohamed Mashhadani allegedly died in an airstrike on Revolution neighbourhood in Old Mosul (via Sawlf Ateka, local Facebook group)
  • Engineer Zaid Hisham Daoud also reportedly died on April 17th, when an airstrike hit his house (via Sawlf Ateka, local Facebook group)

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
    Insufficient information on the time and location
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    near Al Thawrah, Mosul, Iraq
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Dec 28, 2017
  • The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility. (1336)

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For April 16th-17th the Coalition publicly reported: “Near Mosul, eight strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units; destroyed eight fighting positions, three VBIEDs, three mortar systems, two ISIS vehicles, two heavy machine guns, and one front-end loader; damaged 16 ISIS supply routes and four fighting positions; and suppressed 10 mortar teams and an ISIS tactical unit.”

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
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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]