Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI747

Incident date

June 4, 2017

Location

باب لكش, Mosul, Bab Lakash, Nineveh, Iraq

Airwars assessment

A local source told Airwars’ Iraq-based field researcher that two of his family members died in the Bab Lakash neighbourhood of Mosul, after Coalition airstrikes allegedly targeted their house at 3pm in the afternoon while they were praying.

The family member provided Airwars with the names of the casualties.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Azhar Abdulwahid Abdulrahman Adult female Mother killed
  • Helen Muhand Mezahim Abdullah Age unknown female Daughter killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (1) [ collapse]

    • English
    • English

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 June 3rd-4th: “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed 13 fighting positions, four mortar systems, four medium machine guns, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, two VBIEDs, and a heavy machine gun; damaged six fighting positions; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (1) [ collapse]

    • English
    • English