Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

CI825

Incident date

August 9, 2017

Location

Etwiem, Nineveh, Iraq

Geolocation

36.363522, 42.692356 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

According to multiple sources, member of Iraq’s parliament reported killed along with 3 of his family members followed an alleged Coalition strike.

Abdul Rahman Ellewizi MP reported that his cousin was killed in a Coalition raid, also his wife, son and his daughter-in-law dead

Hawas Al Gader also reported the deaths of Mr al-Nayef and his wife but did not say who was responsible.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (2 women1 man)
  • 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]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • A picture of Abbas al-Fadil al-Nayef, killed following an alleged Coalition strike on Etwiem (Via Abu Riyad)
  • Another picture of the victim Abbas al-Fadil al-Nayef, killed following an alleged Coalition strike on Etwiem (Via Hasin al-Lowazi)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Etweim/Tuwaim/Atwim (التويم). The coordinates for Etweim/Tuwaim/Atwim (التويم) are: 36.363522, 42.692356.

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 Etwiem, Iraq
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    100 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    38SKF929267
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jun 28, 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 8th-9th, the Coalition reported: “Near Kisik, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two command and control nodes and an IED factory” and “Near Tal Afar, one strike destroyed three VBIED facilities.” It additionally reported that “On Aug. 8, near Tal Afar, Iraq, two strikes destroyed an ISIS staging area and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.”

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (2 women1 man)
  • 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]