US-led Coalition in Iraq & Syria

Civilians in the ruins of Mosul city. (Maranie R. Staab)

Belligerent
US-led Coalition
Country
Iraq
Syria
start date
end date
Airwars Grading
Discounted
Belligerent Assessment

Incident Code

CS1008

Incident date

June 15, 2017

Location

قرب من أبو كمال, near Abu Kamal, Syria, Deir Ezzor, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

34.396754, 40.969265 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

In an incident not previously tracked by Airwars, on September 29th 2017, the Coalition said it had concluded an assessment on claims of civilian harm. According to the Coalition report, “109. June 15, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.”

The Coalition shared the military coordinates with Airwars: 37SFU8102007906. These correspond with a location close to the Syrian-Iraqi border.

No further details are presently known.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Airwars grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (1) [ collapse]

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Non credible
    Insufficient information to assess that, more likely than not, a Coalition strike resulted in civilian casualties.
  • Reason for non-credible assessment
    Insufficient information on the time and location
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    near Abu Kamal, Syria
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    1 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SFU8102007906
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Sep 29, 2017
  • The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

For June 14th-15th, the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes destroyed eight ISIS oil storage tanks, four ISIS oil separator tanks, and three ISIS well heads.“
For June 15th-16th: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, six strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit anddestroyed five ISIS oil storage tanks, two vehicles, and an ISS well head.“

United Kingdom
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The following day [June 15th], a Reaper remotely piloted aircraft conducted armed reconnaissance in eastern Syria, some 35 miles north-east of Dayr az Zawr, and used a Hellfire missile to destroy a terrorist truck

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Airwars grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

CI765

Incident date

June 15, 2017

Location

القائم‎, Al Qa’im, Al Anbar, Iraq

Geolocation

34.366944, 41.138889 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Province/governorate level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Province/governorate

Airwars assessment

In an incident previously untracked by Airwars, the Coalition confirmed on Oct. 27, 2017 that it had unintentionally killed four civilians.

The provided coordinates placed the event in the near Al Qa’im town in the Al Anbar Governorate.

There are currently no further details known about the incident.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Airwars grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Known belligerent
    US-led Coalition

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Known belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Non credible
    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

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Oct 27, 2018
  • After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

The US-led Coalition did not report any strikes near Al Qa’im on June 15th, 2017.

France
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In the past week, France reports his 31 sorties, 28 of which were Armed Reconnaissance or Ground Support (CAS) and 3 were intelligence gathering. Two strikes were conducted by French planes in Iraq and Syria, one in the west of Raqqah city, and the other in the Al Qaim region, both against ISIL fighters. Task Force Wagram carried out 80 artillery strikes in Mosul.

CHAMMAL APPRÉCIATION DE SITUATION En Syrie, Daech a continué cette semaine de perdre du terrain face aux Forces Démocratiques Syriennes (FDS). À Raqqah les combattants terroristes ont à nouveau perdu un vaste secteur au Nord de la ville. Les FDS ont également réussi à percer les premières défenses et à prendre solidement pied dans plusieurs quartiers à l’Est de la ville. Les terroristes conduisent cependant une défense très dure en s’appuyant sur un terrain systématiquement piégé et sur les quartiers les plus densément urbanisés. Ceci laisse présager d’une progression lente et difficile une fois les premiers faubourgs conquis. En Irak, Daech en dépit de nombreuses actions asymétriques a connu plusieurs revers cette semaine dans la plaine de Ninive (à l’ouest de Mossoul), et est désormais en phase d’être chassé de cette partie de la frontière irako-syrienne. À Mossoul les combats sont toujours concentrés dans les quartiers immédiatement au nord de la Médina, et notamment celui de l’hôpital transformé par Daech en solide position défensive. La progression des FSI reste difficile en raison d’un grand nombre d’actions de harcèlement à base de tirs de mortier et par l’utilisation quasi systématique de boucliers humains. À l’ouest de la ville, la 15e Division a lancé une offensive depuis Badush. Elle est parvenue à élargir la zone sous contrôle des FSI vers l’ouest et ainsi réduire encore un peu plus la liberté de circulation de Daech. ACTIVITÉS DE LA FORCE CHAMMAL Appui feu – TF Wagram La Task Force (TF) Wagram a appuyé cette semaine l’offensive de la 15e division irakienne en direction de l’Ouest visant à élargir la zone sous contrôle des FSI. Elle a réalisé 80 missions de tir en appui des unités irakiennes dont plus de la moitié ont été menées pour harceler les combattants de Daech, soit pour les empêcher d’occuper une position, soit pour les en déloger. Les autres missions étaient des tirs d’éclairement ou fumigène. Appui aérien au Levant Cette semaine, les aéronefs de l’opération Chammal ont réalisé 31 sorties aériennes dont 28 de reconnaissance armée ou d’appui au sol (CAS) et 3 de recueil de renseignements. 2 frappes ont été conduites par les avions français en Irak et en Syrie, l’une à l’Ouest de la ville de Raqqah, et l’autre dans la région d’Al Qaim, toutes deux contre des combattants de Daech.

United Kingdom
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Elsewhere, two mixed pairs of Tornados and Typhoons operated over northern Iraq. A Daesh mortar was engaged east of Tal Afar, while six positions in Mosul, including machine-gun and sniper teams, were struck using a mixture of Paveway IVs and Brimstones.’

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Airwars grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Known belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Incident Code

CS992

Incident date

June 14, 2017

Location

near Kashrat Sheiykh al Juma’a (Raqqah), Syria, Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

35.905462, 38.963889 Note: The accuracy of this location is to level. marker Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Airwars grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Airwars grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.

Incident Code

CS993

Incident date

June 14, 2017

Location

near Raqqah, Syria, Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

35.972381, 39.055962 Note: The accuracy of this location is to level. marker Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Airwars grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Airwars grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.

Incident Code

CS981

Incident date

June 13, 2017

Location

Raqqah, Yarmuk, Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

35.935083, 38.977478 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. marker Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

In an incident not previously tracked by Airwars, on September 29th 2017 the Coalition said it had concluded an assessment on claims of civilian harm. According to the Coalition report, ” 106. June 13, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via NGO report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties.”

The Coalition shared the military coordinates with Airwars: 37SDV9796876748. These correspond with Yarmouk in Raqqa.

No further details are presently known.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Airwars grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (1) [ collapse]

US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Non credible
    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 Raqqah, Syria
    Nearest population center
  • Location accuracy
    1 m
  • MGRS coordinate
    37SDV9796876748
    Military Grid Reference System

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Sep 29, 2017
  • 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 June 12th-13th, the Coalition reported: “Near Raqqah, 22 strikes engaged 20 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 21 fighting positions and four vehicles.” It additionally reported that “On June 12, near Raqqah, Syria, nine strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions, an IED factory, an ISIS staging area, an ammo cache, and a command and control node.”

For June 13th-14th, the Coalition reported: “Near Raqqah, 20 strikes engaged 14 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 12 fighting positions, five vehicles, five ISIS boats, two VBIEDs, a recoilless rifle, a command and control node, and a tunnel; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.” It additionally reported that “On June 13, near Raqqah, Syria, 10 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and a sniper and destroyed a fighting position, a tunnel, an ISIS headquarters, a weapons cache, a vehicle, and a VBIED.”

According to the Coalition report, ”106. June 13, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via NGO report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties.”

France
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Two strikes were conducted by French planes in Iraq and Syria, one in the west of Raqqah city, and the other in the Al Qaim region, both against ISIL fighters. Task Force Wagram carried out 80 artillery strikes in Mosul."

Cette semaine, les aéronefs de l’opération Chammal ont réalisé 31 sorties aériennes dont 28 de reconnaissance armée ou d’appui au sol (CAS) et 3 de recueil de renseignements. 2 frappes ont été conduites par les avions français en Irak et en Syrie, l’une à l’Ouest de la ville de Raqqah, et l’autre dans la région d’Al Qaim, toutes deux contre des combattants de Daech.’

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Airwars grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition

Sources (1) [ collapse]

Incident Code

CI761

Incident date

June 13, 2017

Location

Mosul, Al Shifa, Nineveh, Iraq

Airwars assessment

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Airwars grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Airwars grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.

Incident Code

CS971

Incident date

June 12, 2017

Location

near Abu Kamal, Syria, Deir ez-Zor, Syria

Geolocation

34.452263, 40.918551 Note: The accuracy of this location is to level. marker Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Airwars grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Airwars grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.

Incident Code

CS972

Incident date

June 12, 2017

Location

near Raqqah, Syria, Ar Raqqah, Syria

Geolocation

35.946002, 38.981467 Note: The accuracy of this location is to level. marker Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Airwars grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.

Summary

  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Airwars grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.