Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI759

Incident date

June 12, 2017

Location

البورصة, Mosul, Borsa, Nineveh, Iraq

Geolocation

36.345515, 43.116425 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Several local press sources said that twelve civilians – all from the same family – died as a result of an alleged Coalition airstrike on their house in Borsa neighbourhood in Central Mosul. The sources reported that most victims were women and children.

The twelve victims were all members of the Abdul Aziz Alnomah family.

While Sawlf Ateka, a local Facebook page, said the Coalition was responsible, other sources did not specify who carried out the air strike.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Abdul Aziz Alnomah Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12
  • (3 children3 women1 man)
  • 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, Unknown

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
    Insufficient evidence of civilian harm
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    near al-Borsa, Mosul, Iraq
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jul 26, 2018
  • After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For June 11th-12th the Coalition publicly reported: “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed five fighting positions, two supply caches, a mortar system, a command and control node, an artillery system, and a vehicle; and damaged two fighting positions.”

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12
  • (3 children3 women1 man)
  • 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, Unknown

Sources (3) [ collapse]