Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI663

Incident date

April 23, 2017

Location

بعاج, Mosul, Ba'aj, Nineveh, Iraq

Geolocation

36.0425755, 41.7168045 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Local sources reported that twelve civilians were killed and dozens wounded in alleged Coalition airstrikes on Ba’aj in western Nineveh.

A press source told Yaqein that “aircraft of the International Coalition launched intensive raids on the district of the western area of Nineveh province” and that it “resulted in the deaths of 12 civilians and wounding dozens, who have not been counted so far.”

Al Jazeera quoted the ISIL press agency, blaming US aircraft for the raids.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For April 22nd-23rd 2017, the Coalition reported: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units; destroyed six mortar systems, four fighting positions, four rocket-propelled grenade systems, three ISIS vehicles, two front-end loaders, two ISIS watercraft, one weapons cache, and a tunnel; damaged 11 ISIS supply routes and a fighting position; and suppressed two ISIS tactical units.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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]