Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI814

Incident date

July 27, 2017

Location

الطارمية, Tarmiyah, al Baghdadi, Baghdad, Iraq

Geolocation

33.675556, 44.391667 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

According to many sources, up to six civilians died and others reported injured in alleged Coalition airstrikes on Tarmiyah North in Baghdad.

Sources said that a drone strike targeted the home of Tarmiyah council member Jameel Al Shermeet and a gathering of young people at the Narjes restaurant at 10.25pm.

The source revealed 6 victim names and also one injured, named as Sabah Naji, who was reportedly left in a serious condition.

According to NRT, the local residents told NRT’s Arab correspondent that the missile targeted a group of young people in a cafe, killing two people and wounding four others.

Al Tarmiyah said that the group were playing dominoes when they were struck.

Sabr Al Tawlba also blamed the Coalition and put the death toll at six.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Family members (2)

  • Mohammad Sabah Naji killed
  • Ahmed Sabah Naji killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 6
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–10
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • An image of the five victims killed after the alleged Coalition drone strike in Al Tarmiyah North, Baghdad, July 27th (via Iraq News Centre)
  • A picture of one of the victims was killed/injured following the alleged Coalition airstrikes on Tarmiyah North in Baghdad (via Al Sharqiya TV)
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    A picture of Ahmed Sabah Naji, initially wounded, but died on the following day (via Al Tarmiyah)
  • A picture of Saad Hussein Al-Khattab, killed following alleged Coalition airstrikes on Tarmiyah North in Baghdad (via news ofiraq3)
  • A picture of Omar Jamil al-Sharmait, killed following alleged Coalition airstrikes on Tarmiyah North in Baghdad (via news ofiraq3)
  • A picture of Moataz Sobhi Yassin killed following an alleged Coalition airstrikes on Tarmiyah North in Baghdad (via news ofiraq3)
  • Ahmed Jamil Al Shermait, killed following an alleged Coalition airstrikes on Tarmiyah North in Baghdad (via news ofiraq3)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention that “the airstrike targeted the house of Jamil Al Sharmait, a member of the municipal council. The second targeted a youth gathering near the Nargis restaurant.” The house of Jamil Al Sharmait (where 4 civilians were killed and 2 were injured) is reportedly located in the town of Tarniyah (البغدادي), north of the city of Baghdad. The coordinates for the residential area north of Tarniyah (البغدادي) are: 33.675556, 44.391667. Due to limited information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location of the Nargis restaurant (targeted in the second strike, which took place at 10:25 PM). The generic coordinates for the town of Tarniyah (البغدادي) are: 33.669167, 44.3825.

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 Tarmiyah, Iraq
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jun 28, 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 July 27th-28th, the Coalition reported: “Near Baghdad, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.“

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 6
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–10
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]