Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI822

Incident date

August 4, 2017

Location

العباسية, Al Abbasiyah, Kirkuk, Iraq

Geolocation

34.27702, 43.80145 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

According to a local report, civilians were killed followed airstrikes on Salah ad Din Province.

Yaqein reported that a number of civilians were killed as a result of ongoing attacks by government forces and international coalition aircraft. The report also cited militias fighting in the area and said that indiscriminate and heavy shelling had killed dozens of civilians.

No additional details are presently known.

 

The incident occured around midnight.

Summary

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

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the town of Al Abbasiyah (العباسية), southwest Kirkuk governorate, for which the coordinates are: 34.27702, 43.80145

  • The village of Al-Abbasiyah (العباسية)

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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
    No Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    near al Abbasiyah, Salah al-Din, Iraq
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • May 31, 2018
  • After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For August 3rd – 4th, the Coalition reported: “Near Kirkuk, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.” For August 4th – 5th, the Coalition reported: “Near Al Huwayjah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS-held building and an ISIS headquarters.”

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
  • 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 (1) [ collapse]