Al Siassah bridge, partially destroyed in a reported Coalition strike on October 2016 (via Shaam News Network)

Reported civilian and ‘friendly fire’ deaths from Coalition airstrikes October – December 2016

Our reports for other months in 2016 can be found here

Listed are all known reports for October to December 2016 – via generally credible sources unless otherwise indicated – of non-combatant and ‘friendly fire’ deaths allegedly caused by the Coalition.

We include locations, dates and reported casualty numbers, as well as the names of victims where known. Also cross-referenced are any known US or allied airstrikes in the vicinity – and any coalition response to a reported incident. Some photos have been masked because of their graphic content. Masks will disappear when your cursor is placed over them. We explain our grading system here.

You can find our complete 2014 to 2017 casualty reports here. Casualty claims relating to Russian actions can be found here.

Airwars monitors media and social media sites in both Iraq and Syria for claims of coalition-inflicted casualties. We also collate reports from regionally-focused monitoring groups which can include:
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
Syrian Network for Human Rights
Syria Violations Documentation Center
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently
Iraq Body Count
UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI)
Bellingcat
(geolocation of strikes)

Please note that this is an evolving dataset, which reflects our latest current understanding of any particular event. Records are subject to change.

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October 2016

October 1st 2016: Ghaitoun near Mare’, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary:
Islamic State’s media wing Al A’Amaq claimed that “nine people from one family were killed in an American raid on the village of Ghaitoun east of the town of Mare’ in the northern Aleppo countryside.” That assertion appeared to be the basis for most other media reports.
Syria Press Centre said the attack happened in the early hours of the morning. The Syrian Observatory added that “the number [of deaths] is likely to rise due to some serious injuries.”
However in a December 2016 release the Coalition denied responsibility, noting that “near Ghaytun, Syria: No Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographical [area].”

Civilians reported killed: 8-9
Reported injured: 3
Sources: Al A’Amaq Media (ISIL) [, Halab Today TV [Arabic], Shaam News Network [Arabic], Syria Press Centre [Arabic], Al Jisr TV [Arabic], Syria News Desk [Arabic], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic], Coalition report (December 2016),
Quality of reporting: Discounted. ASSESSED INCIDENT
Coalition position: For September 30th-October 1st 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Mar’a, two strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed a vehicle, a command and control node, a fighting position, and a heavy machine gun.”
And for October 1st-2nd it stated: “Near Mar’a, two strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions and a vehicle.

October 1st 2016: Subha village near Deir ez-Zawr, Deir ez Zawr governorate, Syria
Summary:
The Coalition denied that it had killed or injured civilians near Deir ez Zawr on October 1st, despite local claims.
According to reports, multiple bridges were targeted in Coalition strikes on October 1st, with Step News reporting that “Coalition warplanes destroyed a number of bridges including Al-Abbas bridge in Abu Kamal, and Al-Nawam.” Other reports said the Al-Ashara bridge in Deir Ezzor and the Al Tarif village bridge were also targeted. 7al also claimed that “Coalition warplanes open heavy fire on civilians houses which wounded many civilians.” And according to SRV, “One woman died and three people were wounded, one seriously called Khaleel Shabak, after Coalition warplanes struck Subha village in Deir Ezzor.” However the Coaliiton at the time only reported hitting oil installations.
A Coalition report issued in December stated: “Oct. 1, 2016, near Dayr az Zawr, Syria: No Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographical [area.]” However it was unclear which locale the Coalition had assessed, since it had already confirmed it conducted strikes in the province that day. .
Civilians reported killed: 1, a woman
Reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Deir Ezzor 24 [Arabic] [Archived], Syria News [Arabic] [Archived], Step News [Arabic] [Archived], 7al News [Arabic] [Archived], Al Hadath News [Arabic] [Archived], Syria PC [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News [Arabic] [Archived], SRV [Arabic] [Archived], Etihad [Arabic] [Archived], Coalition report (December 2016),
Quality of reporting: Fair – though no Coalition strikes reported. ASSESSED INCIDENT
Coalition position: For September 30th-October 1st 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed 24 oil tanker trucks and two oil well heads.”
And for October 1st-2nd it stated: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed four oil well heads and four oil tanker trucks.”

 

October 2nd 2016: Dabiq, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary:
Between 5 and 8 civilians were reported killed in a Coalition or unilateral Turkish airstrike at Dabiq.
According to LCCSY, “8 civilians from one family, mostly women and children, were martyred due to the International Coalition air combats shelling on #Dabeq village in the northern suburbs.” Shaam News also said eight died – which it claimed included 5 children and 3 women. ISIL’s media arm placed the civilian toll at 5 dead, who it said were all from one family.
Almost all sources blamed the US-led Coalition. However according to Jisr TV, “Turkish and Coalition planes intensified their raids on on the villages of Dabiq and Turkman yesterday in order to prepare for the rebels to attack the villages. There were a number of martyrs and wounded following the raids  in the village of Dabeq in the northern Aleppo countryside. The military operations continue.”
The Syrian Network named the following victims:
Mother of Ali Al Jabrini
Wife of Ali Al Jabrini
Son of Ali Al Jabrini
Civilians reported killed: 5-8, including 2-3 women and 1-5 children
Reported injured: 6 or more
Sources: Local Syrian Civil Defence LCCSY, Al A’Amaq Media (ISIL) [Arabic], Syrian Press Centre [Arabic], Smart News [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights, Shaam News Network [Arabic], Jisr TV [Arabic], Halab Today TV [Arabic], Halab News [Arabic], Syria News Desk [Arabic], Russia Today Arabic, SRV News [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], All 4 Syria [Arabic] [Archived], Qasioun [Arabic] [Archived], Al Hadath [Arabic] [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Contested – possibly Turkey
Coalition position: For October 1st-2nd 2016 the Coalition reported no strikes at Dabiq itself, though did note for Aleppo governorate that “Near Manbij, five strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions and a vehicle.”
For October 2nd-3rd it stated that “Near Manbij, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.”

Jisr TV said [at 1’00] both the Coalition and Turkey may have been responsible for civilian casualties at Dabeq

October 2nd 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local sources reported the deaths of up to 23 civilians – including 17 children and 1 woman – following an alleged daytime Coalition airstrike on Mosul’s Najjar neighbourhood.
Iraqi Spring reported that “The coalition air force has targeted a home in which displaced families live in Najjar neighborhood in Mosul resulted in 19 deaths including 17 children and women.”
Iraq Now featured a video from the ISL-controlled agency Al A’maq News, which showed significant destruction and the removal of the bodies of a number of children. As Al Jazeera noted, “
The [Al A’Amaq] agency aired footage of havoc in a number of buildings, and said a US air strike had targeted a house inhabited by displaced people in Al-Najjar neighborhood of Mosul, which led to widespread destruction at home and the killing or injury of civilians. For its part, the Iraqi Ministry of Defense on Sunday announced Sunday evening that international coalition aircraft had destroyed an IED laboratory belonging to ISIL in Mosul.”
The reported deathtoll was later raised to 23 according to Al Khaleej and others. Al Araby also cited a Mosul doctor as saying that
23 civilians arrived at the hospital between the ninth and the eleventh hour, as a result of the bombing of a group of houses in an upscale neighborhood in the center of Mosul.” Local mosques used their loudspeakers to urge people to donate blood.
Given reported British actions in the area that day, Airwars flagged the incident to the UK’s MoD which said ” we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the event.
Civilians reported killed: 19-23, including 17 children and 1 woman

Civilians reported injured: 11
Sources: Iraqi Spring Media CentreGRAPHIC Iraq Now [Arabic], Al Jazeera [Arabic], Addiyar [Arabic], Al Khaleej Online [Arabic], Al Rafidain [Arabic], Al Araby [Arabic], GRAPHIC NRN News – video, NRN News (2) [Arabic], Al Jazeera [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Fair

Coalition position: For October 2nd-3rd 2016, the Coalition reports: Near Mosul, four strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL headquarters buildings and a front-end loader.
Independently, the UK reported that “On Sunday 2 October, a Reaper was again active north of Mosul, near Tall Kayf. A Hellfire destroyed a digger which was being used by the terrorists to construct a defensive position. To the east of Mosul, Tornados used an Enhanced Paveway II bomb and a Paveway IV to attack a headquarters building and a group of Daesh extremists. The same day, to the south-east of Mosul, near Qaraqosh
, Typhoons used Paveway IVs in a simultaneous attack on three Daesh-held buildings where a large group of fighters had assembled, including local commanders.”

GRAPHICAt least 19 civilians, many children, died in an alleged Coalition strike at Mosul on October 2nd 2016

October 3rd 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local and governmental sources said Turkish artillery had targeted Al Fadilah village in Bashiqa, north of Mosul  resulting in the deths of two civilian brothers and four injuries. The Coalition later made clear it did not view Turkish actions in Iraq as being a part of the international alliance’s effort to defeat ISIL.

According to Yaqein, “Artillery from Turkish troops stationed in Zlican Camp near Bashiqa, north of Mosul this morning strucjk Fadliyah village, killing two brothers (Ahmad and Muhammad Hamza al-Fadil) and injured four people seriously injured…. The bombing also led to the destruction of eight houses for the citizens of the villagers.
The Ankarra parliament voted to extend Turkey’s military presence in northern Iraq – despite Iraq making clear it was not welcome. The Colition’s chief spokesman told Airwars in a pair of tweets: “I stated all of our coalition forces are in Iraq in coordination with, and with the permission of the government of Iraq. All other nations who wish to come to Iraq to fight terrorism should also have the permission of the government of Iraq.”
Civilians reported killed: 2

Civilians reported injured: 4
Sources: Yaqein [Arabic], [Archived], Al Alam [Arabic] [Archived], Al Sumaria TV [Arabic], [Archived], CJTFOIR spokesman tweet (1), CJTFOIR spokesman tweet (2),
Quality of reporting: Fair

Turkish position: Unknown

October 3rd 2016: Al-Azizeya village near Al-Rae’i, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: Up to five civilians were reported injured in a Coalition strike, though it later denied any civilians casualties had occured in the event.
According to ISIL’s media arm “three women and a child were wounded in American warplane shelling in Al-Azizeya, south west of Al-Rae’i.”
A Coalition report issued December 1st 2016 insisted that “Oct. 3, 2016, near Mar’a, Syria:
Further examination affirms that only Da’esh fighters were killed in the strike.”
Given reported British actions in the area that day, Airwars flagged the incident to the UK’s MoD which said ” we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the event.  However given the limited information given by the MoD on its strikes in Syria that day, Airwars has requested further clarification.
Civilians reported killed: 0

Civilians reported injured: 4-5
Sources: Micro-Syria citing Al A’Amaq (ISIL linked) [Arabic] [Archived], Alahed News [Arabic] [Archived], Coalition report (December 2016),
Quality of reporting: Contested:ASSESSED CASUALTY INCIDENT

Coalition position: For October 2nd-3rd the Coalition reported that “Near Mar’a, seven strikes engaged five ISIL tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions, two VBIEDs, a heavy machine gun, and a vehicle.”
For October 3rd-4th it reported: “Near Mar’a, four strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions and a command and control node.”
Independently, the UK reported that “Royal Air Force Typhoons provided close air support to Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), attacking Daesh positions in eastern Syria
 on Monday 3 October. A group of terrorists were identified holding a building in a rural area. The SDF held back while the Typhoons conducted a successful strike, demolishing the target with Paveway IV guided bombs.”

 

October 4th 2016: قرية الثلثانة Thaltanah Village, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: Up to 19 civilians including 3 children were killed – and as many as 41 people injured – when airstrikes hit the village of Al Thaltanah. Multiple reports initially assigned blame to the Coalition or Turkish forces. However on December 1st 2016 the Coalition conceded it had killed one civilian in the event.
The Syrian Network and Syria News Desk reported that seven civilians died, and assigned responsibility to the Coalition. Several other reports also blamed the Coalition. The Syrian Observatory reported that “warplanes” targeted the village “inhabited by Kurdish civilians,” leaving 60 civilian casualties, including 13 confirmed civilian deaths.
In a separate report, the Observatory clarified the airstrikes were carried out “likely by Turkish warplanes,” and reported that the death toll rose to 19 civilians, including 3 children, noting
“the number of the dead is likely to rise.”  ISIL’s news arm Al A’maq News reported that 10 civilians died and several were injured in an “American raid.”
Reflecting the confusion, al Jazeera cited the Observatory and wrote, “it was unclear whether the strike was carried out by the US-led coalition fighting ISIL, or Turkey, which is leading an operation against the group in the area with support from Syrian rebel forces.”
In its December 1st report the Coalition stated: “During a strike targeting ISIL fighters it is assessed that one civilian was inadvertently killed as a result of the blast following the strike.” This was later amended on April 30th 2017: “Oct. 4, 2016, near Talatanah, Syria: Number 5 on the Dec. 1, 2016, CJTF-OIR press release reported that one civilian was killed during a strike on ISIS fighters. That was incorrect, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally injured.”
Halab News identified 11 civilians, 9 of which it named, who it said were victims of “Coalition plane shelling.” They were:
Two members of the Kleisharo family from Kafr Sgheer village

Mohammad Yahiya al Ibo
Mahmoud Yahiya al Ibo
Mustapha Yahyia al Ibo
Rashid Risho
Ahmad Rashid Risho
Mohammad al Qamatli
Yahiya Yusuf al Hajj Illo
Ibrahim Yahyia al Hajj Illo
Illo al Haj Illo
Civilians reported killed: 11-19, including three children
Civilians reported injured: 41
Sources: Syrian Network for Human Rights, [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (2) [Archived], Halab News [Arabic] [Archived], Halab News (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Halab Today TV [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived]Al A’Amaq Media (ISIL-linked) [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jazeera [Archived], Eastern Manbij Countryside [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Human Rights Committee [Arabic] [Archived], Shahba Press [Arabic] [Archived], Local Coordinating Committee [Archived], Leader of the Resistance Facebook [Arabic] [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic] [Archived], Coalition report (December 2016), Coalition civilian casualty report (May 2017),
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED CIVILIAN CASUALTY EVENT

Coalition position: For October 3rd-4th 2016, the Coalition reported no strikes in the near vicinity, though others for Aleppo governorate:”Near Manbij, one strike destroyed an ISIL machine gun. Near Mar’a, four strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions and a command and control node.”
For October 4th-5th it noted: “Near Mar’a, five strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed three fighting positions and a mortar system; and suppressed a heavy machine gun firing position.”

October 5th 2016: Haj Ali/ Khara’ib Jabr, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Up to 21 Sunni tribal fighters of the Hashd al-Ashayeri militia, allied to the Iraqi Army, were killed in a reported Coalition airstrike at Haj Ali, south of Mosul.
According to Yaqein the Coalition mistakenly targeted a house in which a Sunni tribal unit was present, noting that “the bombing killed 20 people, wounding five others seriously.”
Militia leader Sheikh Nazhan Sakher Al Lahib said his fighters died after they took refuge in a house in Haj Ali during a struggle with ISIL, at which point the Coalition accidentally bombed them.
Mosul’s Mayor Hussen Al Hajim told Sputnik News that five tribal fighters had accidentally died along with 25 Daesh fighters. He also suggested the deaths may have been the result of a Daesh mortar round.
Coalition commander General D.J. Anderson later told reporters that “just after midnight on October 5th of 2016, Coalition forces conducted strikes on a position that was firing upon Iraqi Security Forces in the vicinity of Khara’ib Jabr.  We are aware of the alleged reports that Coalition forces mistakenly fired on Sunni tribal fighters. As will all allegations received, we are looking into this to determine the facts that surround the case.
A Coalition civilian casualty report issued January 21nd 2017 noted: “Oct. 5, 2016, near al-Qayyarah, Iraq: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that no civilians were harmed in this strike.” In a clarifyig note to Airwars, a senior Coalition official stated: “Allegation was based on regional media reports of tribal fighters and possible civilians killed by strike.  This is a CIVCAS report.  There were no civilians killed in this strike.
Iaq News named the following 18 victims of “an accidental US airstrike”:

Salim Asad Hessian
Karim Khalaf Saleh
Hessian Yassin Eissa
Muthana Younis Suleiman
Ibrahim Mohammed Khudier
Khudier Hasssan Asawad
Raed Ahmed Jasim
Ahmed Turki Ahmed
Taha Natik Abd
Shaban Abdullah Ismael
Nattah Hamad Ahmed
Marwan Hazem Mohamed Dokan
Jasim Mehdi Gharbi
Akram Hussein Ibrahim
Marwan Mehdi Gharbi
Saed Rad Ali
Ibrahim Saed Attieh
Mohamed AbdalNaser Ahmed Mutar

Friendly forces reported killed: 18-21

Friendly forces reported injured: 5
Sources: Yaqein [Arabic], [Archived], Sputnik News Arabic [Archived], Hamid Hadeed tweet [Arabic] [Archived], Rudaw [Arabic] [Archived], Ahram [Arabic] [Archived], Rudaw (2) [Archived], Face Iraq [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jazeera [Arabic] [Archived], NRN News [Arabic] [Archived], General Anderson media briefing, CENTCOM statement, Coalition civilian casualty report (January 2017), Iraq News victim list [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED FRIENDLY FIRE INCIDENT

Coalition position: In a statement issued October 5th 2016, CENTCOM noted: “Coalition forces conducted strikes on a building being used by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant after they fired at Iraqi security forces in the vicinity of Khara’ib Jabr, a village south of Mosul, Iraq, Oct. 5, 2016. The strikes were coordinated by, with and through the Government of Iraq in support of Iraqi security forces who requested the strike. Initial battle damage assessment reports indicated that one building was destroyed and eight enemy fighters were killed.
We are aware of the reports that Sunni tribal fighters were in the building that was struck and we are taking those reports seriously,” said a Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve spokesperson. “As a result, both the Coalition and the ISF are conducting a joint investigation on this incident.”
The Coalition takes extraordinary precautions to avoid friendly or civilian casualties, applying rigorous standards in its targeting processes, from a comprehensive analysis of all available intelligence to a careful selection of munitions.

List of 18 Sunni tribal fighters victims reportedly killed in a US airstrke, October 5th 2016 (via Iraq News)
List of 18 Sunni tribal fighters reportedly killed in a US airstrke, October 5th 2016 (via Iraq News)

October 5th 2016: Near Aleppo, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: According to a Coalition report issued in December 2016, on “Oct. 5, 2016, near Aleppo, Syria: No Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographical [area].”
Airwars researchers have so far identified no known public allegations of civilians killed or injured in Aleppo governorate on this date.
Civilians reported killed: 0-1 or more

Civilians reported injured: 0-1 or more
Sources: Coalition report (December 2016),
Quality of reporting: Discounted. ASSESSED CASUALTY INCIDENT

Coalition position: For October 4th-5th 2016 the Coalition had noted at the time that “Near Mar’a, five strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed three fighting positions and a mortar system; and suppressed a heavy machine gun firing position.”
For October 5th-6th it reported: “Near Manbij, two strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units, destroyed three fighting positions and two heavy machine guns, and suppressed a mortar position. Near Mar’a, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit.”

October 6th 2016: Near Aleppo, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: According to a Coalition report issued in December 2016, on “Oct. 6, 2016, near Aleppo, Syria: No Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographical. [area].”
Airwars researchers have so far identified no known public allegations of civilians killed or injured in Aleppo governorate on this date. However Etihad reported “Turkish warplane shelling in Akhtareen.”
Civilians reported killed: 0-1 or more

Civilians reported injured: 0-1 or more
Sources: Coalition report (December 2016), al Etihad [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Discounted. ASSESSED CASUALTY INCIDENT

Coalition position: For October 5th-6th the Coalition had reported: “Near Manbij, two strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units, destroyed three fighting positions and two heavy machine guns, and suppressed a mortar position. Near Mar’a, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit.”
And for October 6th-7th it had stated: “Near Mar’a
, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit.”

October 6th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local sources claimed the Coalition targeted the Al Dawwasa area south of Mosul, resulting in 3 to 7 civilian deaths and 11 injuries.

Citing a local source, Al Araby said “the air strike targeted the al Dawwasa area (south of Mosul), which targeted some residential buildings in the area.” The source said seven civilians were killed and 11 others injured, with three Daesh fighters also killed. 
Shafaaq News instead claimed that nine militants died with 15 more injured – “as well as the killing of three civilians who were near the scene at the moment of the airstrike.”
Given reported British actions in the area that day, Airwars flagged the incident to the UK’s MoD which said ” we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the event.”
Civilians reported killed: 3-7

Civilians reported injured: 11
Sources: Al Araby [Arabic] [Archived], Al Rafidain [Arabic] [Archived], Shafaaq News [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair

Coalition position: For October 5th-6th 2016, the Coalition reported that: “Near Mosul, six strikes [1 British] engaged four ISIL tactical units and destroyed three vehicles, a weapons cache, two supply caches, a command and control node, a mortar system, and an anti-air artillery system.”
For October 6th-7th it noted: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units, a staging area and destroyed a tunnel, a vehicle, a VBIED factory, a weapons factory, and an ISIL-held building.

Independently, the UK rep[orted that “
Thursday 6 October – Typhoons attacked a Daesh command post in eastern Syria, while around Mosul, Tornados and a Reaper attacked three terrorist targets…With Iraqi operations to isolate Mosul continuing, Royal Air Force aircraft continued to provide close air support on Thursday 6 October. To the north and west of the city, a Reaper successfully engaged with Hellfire missiles both a mortar team and a group of terrorists caught in the open. The same day, a Tornado mission used an Enhanced Paveway II guided bomb against the entrance to a Daesh tunnel network.”


October 6th 2016: Al Siassah Bridge, Deir Ez-Zawr governorate, Syria

Sasso (via XXX)
Subhi al Suweij (via Deir Ezzor and Raqqa Legal Network)

Summary: One civilian was killed when warplanes bombed Al Siassah bridge over the Euphrates river in Deir Ez-Zawr, it was widely claimed.
Reports cited both Coalition and Russian forces, although CENTCOM reported the destruction of two supply routes in Deir Ezzor for October 5th-6th.
Sham News Network reported that “Russian planes bombed al Siassah bridge, which leads to the city of Deir Ezzor.” It cited activists who said the raids destroyed part of the bridge, causing cars to fall into the Euphrates river, killing one person and leaving several civilians wounded.
Local sources reported that Subhi al Souweij (aka Subhi al A’kla) was killed in Russian Strikes on the bridge. Other reports, including from ARA News and Radio al Kul News, also blamed Russian sorties for the bombing of the bridge, which reportedly had been targeted for several days. ISIL’s media arm Al A’maq published a video of the bridge, showing part of it destroyed. It also attributed the airstrike to Russia, but did not mention any civilian casualties.
However, Step News Agency reported that “warplanes believed to belong to the international Coalition” targeted al Siassah bridge.
All4Syria blamed yet another party – “regime fighter jets” – for putting the bridge out of service, which it described as a “vital artery” to Deir Ezzor city.
Given reported British actions in the area that day, Airwars flagged the incident to the UK’s MoD which said ” we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the event.  However given the limited information given by the MoD on its strikes in Syria that day, Airwars has requested further clarification.
Civilians reported killed: 1

Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic], Euphrates Post (2) [Arabic] [Archived], [Archived], ARA News [Arabic] [Archived], Step News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Al A’maq Agency (ISIL-controlled) [Arabic] [Archived], Enabbaladi [Arabic] [Archived], All4Syria [Arabic] [Archived], Radio al Kul News [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor and Raqqa Legal Network [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Contested – multiple reports attribute strikes to either the Coalition or Russian forces. One report blamed the Assad regime.

Coalition position:  For October 5th-6th CENTCOM reportedNear Dayr az Zawr, two strikes destroyed an ISIL oil well head and damaged two supply routes.”
Independently, the UK reported that “Thursday 6 October – In eastern Syria, Typhoons used a Paveway IV guided bomb in a successful attack on a Daesh command post.”

Al Siassah bridge, partially destroyed in a reported Coalition strike on October 2016 (via Shaam News Network)
Al Siassah bridge, partially destroyed in a reported Coalition strike on October 6th 2016 (via Shaam News Network)

October 6th 2016: تل الجاير Tal al-Jayer Village, al-Hasakah governorate, Syria

Nawaf al Muslih
Nawaf al Muslih (via Siraj al Hassakawi)

Summary: Local sources reported that between 1 and 2 people were killed and possibly one other person injured in Tal al-Jayer when Coalition jets bombed a school and adjacent house.
In an apparent reference to the incident, the Coalition noted on December 1st 2016 that “three reports received in October are still being assessed” including “Oct. 6, 2016, near As Shaddadi, Syria.”
A local activist, Siraj al Hasskawi, posted on Facebook that “international coalition aircraft raides this afternoon the village of Tel Jayer… they targeted Tal Jayer secondary school, which led to the death of the young man Nawwaf Saad Muslah al Fadel, 28 years old, married and a father of a boy and girl.” He was identified as a civilian. Some local sources alleged that members of ISIL were holed up inside the school, but others reported that they were not present.
According to a local media activist cited by ARA News, the victim was identified as Nawaf al Muslih. Syria News Desk put the death at two civilians, and said one other was wounded.
A Coalition statement issued January 2nd 2017 noted: “Oct. 6, 2016, near al Shaddadi, Syria: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that no civilians were harmed in this strike.”
Given reported British actions in the area that day, Airwars flagged the incident to the UK’s MoD which said ” we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the event.  However given the limited information given by the MoD on its strikes in Syria that day, Airwars has requested further clarification.
Civilians reported killed: 1-2
Civilians reported injured: 1
Sources: Hassak Youth Union [Arabic] [Archived], Siraj al Hasskawi [Arabic] [Archived], Kurd Street [Arabic] [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic] [Archived], The Syrian Human Rights Committee [Arabic] [Archived], ARA News [Arabic] [Archived], Top News [Arabic], Zaman al Wasl [Arabic] [Archived], Coalition report (December 2016), Coalition civilian casualty report (January 2017),
Quality of reporting: Fair – though Coalition denies its strike caused civilian casualties ASSESSED INCIDENT
Coalition position: For October 5th-6th the Coalition publicly reported no strikes in the vicinity.
For October 6th-7th 2016 the Coalition reported that “Near Al Shadaddi, five strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units and destroyed three vehicles, a fighting position, and inoperable coalition equipment.
Independently, the UK reported that “Thursday 6 October – In eastern Syria, Typhoons used a Paveway IV guided bomb in a successful attack on a Daesh command post.”

 

October 6th 2016: Near al Shadadi, al-Hasakah governorate, Syria
Summary: In a likely separate incident to the one listed above, the Coalition reported the following in its February 2017 civilian casualty report: “Oct. 6, 2016, near Al Shadadi, Syria, via self-report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that no civilians were harmed in this strike.”
Civilians reported killed: 0-1
Civilians reported injured: 0-1
Sources: Coalition civcas report (February 2016)
Quality of reporting: Discounted ASSESSED INCIDENT
Coalition position: For October 5th-6th the Coalition publicly reported no strikes in the vicinity.
For October 6th-7th 2016 the Coalition reported that “Near Al Shadaddi, five strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units and destroyed three vehicles, a fighting position, and inoperable coalition equipment.

 

October 8th 2016: Dweibag village, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: Twelve to 14 civilians, including up to seven children and five women, were killed in air raids on the village of Dweibag in Aleppo governorate, according to local reports. It was alleged that both the Coalition and Turkey were responsible.
The Syrian Network reported “at least 8 civilians died in International Coalition warplanes missiles fired on Al Dwaybeq village in Aleppo governorate.” Halab Today TV, citing activists, reported that 12 civilians had been killed and others injured “following the targeting by international coalition planes.” Sky News Arabia also reported a figure of “at least” 10 civilians, which it said were from “the same family,” and it blamed the bombardment on the international coalition – as did Hara FM which added that 23 people were injured. It described raids in residential areas that destroyed five houses, which killed “eight civilians from one family, most of them children and two from a second family” and said eight people had been transferred to al Bab due to injuries, most of them critical.
However, The Syrian Observatory assigned blame to Turkey and put the death toll at 9 members from the same family. It said the victims were “an elderly man, 3 citizen women and 5 children” and added that others were injured and the death toll was expected to rise as some were in a “critical situation.”

Halab News listed 12 victims:
Mahmoud Faraj and his wife
The two wives of Sheikho Imam and his four children
An unidentified woman
Two additional unidentified civilian victims
Civilians reported killed: 12-14, including 4-7 children and 4-5 women.
Civilians reported injured: 23
Sources: Local Coordinating Committees [Archived], Syrian Network For Human Rights [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights (2) [Archived], Syrian Observatory For Human Rights [Archived], Al Dweibaq Village Facebook [Arabic] [Archived], Al Dweibaq Village Facebook (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Halab Today TV [Arabic] [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi News [Arabic] [Archived], Sky News Arabia [Arabic] [Archived], Halab News [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Hara FM [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Contested – some reports blame Turkey
Coalition position: For October 7th-8th 2016 the Coalition reported strikes in Aleppo governorate: “Near Mar’a, one strike damaged an ISIL VBIED facility. Near Washiyah, two strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL-held building and a command and control node.”
For October 8th-9th the Coalition reported: “Near Mar’a, five strikes engaged five ISIL tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions and three vehicles
.”

 

October 9th 2016: بادية هجين Hajin Desert, Deir ez-Zor governorate, Syria
Summary: Between 3 and 4 civilian drivers were killed in Coalition raids in the desert outside Deir ez-Zor, accoring to multiple local sources. The Coalition reported that it attacked multiple “supply routes” in the area during this period. 
Deir Ezzor Free Broadcast reported that three truck drivers transporting fuel in the desert of Hajin were killed “following international coalition raids.”
A report from Qasioun stated that “international coalition planes launched at dawn today Monday air raids targeting fuel transport trucks in the Hajin desert in Deir Ezzor countryside which led to the death of 4 people and injury of 3 others.” A number of other outlets placed the death toll at three.
Civilians reported killed: 3-4
Civilians reported injured:
3
Sources:
Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor Free Broadcast [Arabic] [Archived], Al Natek [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jisr TV [Arabic] [Archived], Syria Revolution News [Arabic] [Archived], Qaisoun [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Press Centre [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatoyr for Human Rights [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For October 8th-9th, the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike damaged three ISIL supply routes.
For October 9th-10th the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes damaged four ISIL supply routes.” 

 

October 11th 2016: تل بطال Tal Btal village, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary:
 Between 3 and 4 displaced people were reported killed in camps near Tal Btal, a village south of Ra’i in the Aleppo countryside. It was unclear whether Turkey or the Coalition was responsible. 
Ramaf reported that an attack hit a camp, claiming “the lives of three martyrs and [left] more than fifteen wounded as a result of being targeted by Turkish artillery. Ramaf named the three victims as Khaled Ma’rouf, Mahmoud Sheikh Nouri and Mohammad Adel. ISIL-controlled al Al A’maq Agency reported that 4 civilians were killed, including a girl “when two tents were targeted with an American raid.”
Civilians reported killed: 3-4, possibly including one girl.
Civilians reported injured: 15
Sources: Rumaf [Arabic] [Archived], Al A’maq Agency (ISIL-controlled) [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Contested accounts attributing to Coalition or Turkish artillery.
Coalition position: For October 10th-11th the Coalition reported that “Near Manbij, three strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions and two vehicles.” For October 11th-12th, the Coalition reported “Near Manbij, one strike suppressed an ISIL tactical unit” and that “Near Mar’a, four strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions and a vehicle.”

 

October 11th 2016: قرية الشعفة  Al Sha’afa village, Deir ez-Zor governorate, Syria
Summary: Alleged Coalition airstrikes on a house and vehicles killed at least four and as many as nine civilians, according to local sources – though reports give conflicting accounts on the combat status of some of those killed.
Deir Ezzor 24 reported that Coalition planes targeted a house in al Sha’afa village, leading to the “death of 5 people from one family.” It named the victims (all cousins) as
Hassan Abdallah al Ali
Mohammad Khalil al Ali
Abd al Khalek Mohammad al Nazzal
Abd al Salam Nijm al Suleiman

Abdul Salam Al Najm Al Maqled
Other reports, including from Euphrates Post and the Deir Ezzor and al Raqqa legal network, indicated that the bombing took place at the house of Hassan Abdallah al Ali, who was described as hosting members of ISIS. “There were guests in the house, relatives of the house owner, who were not  members of Daesh,” reported the legal network.
Euphrates Post however described him as a “leader in Daesh and originally from al Fallujah,” adding that he recently arrived in the village. It further explained that an initial missile caused some in the house to flee, and a second strike hit two cars en route to seek medical care, leading to the death of 5 members of ISIL and 4 others.
However, other reports concerning the second strike on the vehicles gave conflicting accounts of the combatant status of those inside.
Our al Bukamal initially reported an “IS car” was targeted in a raid. The Syrian Network reported instead that 5 civilians perished when “International Coalition warplanes fired 2 missiles on a civilian car.”
Sound and Picture reported that two cars were hit. “The first car was a military car for Daesh in which 4 of its members were killed,” it said. The second car, it added, was occupied by two Iraqi nationals who perished. A third strike injured a displaced Iraqi, and a 4th targeted a car carrying the injured man.
Though reports consistently cited the Coalition and generally reference two distinct attacks – on a home and on a vehicle or vehicles – details varied.
Syria News Desk reported that an initial attack on a house in al Sha’afa left five civilians dead and four wounded. It added that subsequent strikes while the injured were being transported “led to the killing of an IS leader as well as two other members with him.”
However, Al Haall cited a source that said the target was not an ISIL headquarters nor was host to a gathering of its members. It referenced children as being among the dead. A purported local, Yazeed al Maydani, contended on Twitter that the house belong to an Iraqi, but that he had been displaced and that “he was not a member of Daesh.” Sound and Picture also reported that the house belonged to an Iraqi who had been displaced along with his family.  Al Araby al Jadid reported that 7 people were killed in “international coalition raids” in Abu Hassan and the village of al Sha’afa in Al Bukamal desert in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.
The Syrian Network later published the following report, citing the brother of a man who lived in the area: “Two explosions took placed 15 minutes after sunset. There were too close. I couldn’t pinpoint their location because it was dark and the power was out. But I could recognize they were close because of their strong sound. I headed on the next day to the main road to find a completely destroyed car that I knew later was transporting a leader with ISIS along with four of his relatives. They were all killed.”
Civilians reported killed: 4-9 civilians, including at least one child; and 4-5 members of ISIS
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Our al Bukamal [Arabic] [Archived], Our al Bukamal (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor 24 [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor 24 (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor 24 (3) [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor 24 (4) [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor 24 (5) [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor 24 (6) [Arabic] [ArchivedDeir Ezzor and al Raqqa Legal Network [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Local Coordination Committees in Syria [Arabic] [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic] [Archived], Al Araby al Jadid [Arabic] [Archived], Al Haall [Arabic] [Archived], Al Fastat News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Yazeed al Maydani [Arabic] [Archived], Yazeed al Maydani (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Yazeed al Maydani (3) [Arabic] [Archived], Syria News [Arabic] [Archived], Hara FM [Arabic] [Archived], Local Coordination Committees in Syria (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Our al Bukamal (3) [Arabic] [Archived], Our al Bukamal (4) [Arabic] [Archived], Al Araby al Jadid [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights, [Archived], Al Fastat News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived],
Quality of Reporting: Fair – Multiple accounts cite Coalition attacks; the Coalition reported that it bombed in the vicinity during this period – however there is some uncertainty about combatant status of some or all of those killed.
Coalition position: For October 10th-11th the Coalition reported that “Near Abu Kamal, one strike damaged a supply route.” For October 11th-12th, the Coalition reported “Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.”

One of the vehicles bombed (via Our al Bukamal)
One of the vehicles bombed at al Sha’afa (via Our al Bukamal)

 

October 13th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary:
 Nine civilians were killed alongside 13 members of ISIS in Mosul, according to local sources.
NRN reported that Coalition aircraft launched two raids on the Masaref and Rifak neighborhoods of the city. A correspondent said the attack targeted banks and sites belonging to ISIL members. The attacks were “heavy and [caused] extensive damage to public and private property,” leading to the “deaths of more than nine civilians” reported NRN.
Video posted by NRN as well as by ISIL sympathizer accounts showed one airstrike in the distance, as well as the aftermath of what appeared to be two separate strikes.
Civilians reported killed: 9
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: NRN News [Arabic] [Archived], VIDEOSupporters of the Caliphate [Arabic]
Quality of Reporting: Fair – the Coalition reported a number of strikes in Mosul during this period. 
Coalition position: For October 12th-13th the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.” For October 13th-14th the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit and a chemical weapons facility; destroyed three tunnel entrances, a tunnel, a rocket rail, a vehicle, and a trench; and damaged a trench network.”

 

October 14th 2016: قرية الغازلي Al Ghazli village, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: 
The home of a local sheikh was bombed during a lunch party, killing as many as 20 civilians, according to local sources. Though most reports point to this being a Coalition action, one other blames the regime while a further report alleges that Russia was responsible.
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently initially reported that at least 11 people died when unidentified warplanes struck the house of Sheikh Daham Ka’a-ishish in the village of al Ghazli. It later updated the death toll to 15 and said the strikes were carried out by “the international coalition.”
The Syrian Observatory also put the death toll at 15 and attributed the strikes to the Coalition. Several other sources cited the Coalition.
However, an account associated with the Sheikh’s tribe reported that six missiles from Russian warplanes caused the destruction.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Network reported that “government forces” shelling on Al Ghazli was to blame for the massacre. Several News agencies, including ARA News and Al Jisr cited ISIL-controlled al A’maq agency, reporting a death toll of 20 due to coalition attacks. Step News Agency reported “the international coalition aircraft had launched several air raids on Friday targeting the home of” the Sheikh, killing twenty “women and children” and “wounding scores… all of them civilians.
On October 14, Raqqa is Being Silently Slaughtered posted an initial list of 11 victims:
Abd al Shaheen;
Hamish Salama; the wife of Nayef al Ka’a-ishish;
two children of Nayef al Ka’a ishish, including one that was only a few days old; Hamish al Hassan;
Moussa al Kidro;
Three of Salama al Hamad’s children
.

It listed one man, Nayef al Ka’a-ishish as injured.
A woman named as Wazna al Sheen (initially reported killed) was also pulled alive from the rubble two days later. 
Civilians reported killed: 14-19, including at least 1 woman and 5 children
Civilians reported injured: 20
Sources: Raqqa is Being Silently Slaughtered [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Silently Slaughtered (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Silently Slaughtered (3) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Silently Slaughtered (4) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Silently Slaughtered (5) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Silently Slaughtered (6) [Arabic] [Archived], LCCSY [Archived], Al Araby al Jadid [Arabic] [Archived], Al A’anza Official Account [Arabic] [Archived], Ka’Ka al Anzi [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jisr TV [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jisr TV (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived], Orient News [Arabic] [Archived], ARA News [Arabic] [Archived], Step News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Zaitoun Mag [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor and Al Raqqa Legal Network [Arabic] [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of Reporting: Contested – though most reports pointed to a Coalition action.
Coalition position: For October 13th-14th the Coalition reported that “Near Ayn Isa, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.” For October 14th-15th, the Coalition reported “Near Ayn Isa, one strike engaged an ISIL headquarters building and a staging area.”

 

October 15th-16th 2016: بلدة الجرنية Al Jurnia Town, Raqqa governorate, Syria

Borsan Naser Al Ahmad Al Borsan
Borsan Naser Al Ahmad Al Borsan

Summary: 12 civilians were killed, including a number of women and children, and several people injured following an alleged Coalition strike, according to local reports.
Raqqa is Being Silently Slaughtered reported that “the family of Mohammad Abdallah al Borsan” was “martyred in its entirety” A one year old child named as Borsan Naser Al Ahmad Al Borsan (pictured) was among the dead. RBSS added that “several members of Shawakha al Satam’s family were also killed “following coalition plane raids.”
Al Jurnia News Network subsequently identified those who perished in the Satam/Satim family is “the wife of Shawwakh al Satim and two of his daughters.”
From al Borsan’s family, it identified among the dead “his wife and sons Abdallah and Borzan, and his daughters and the son of his daughter Borsan Anwar al Borsan.” It also identified the “daughter of Mohammad Agha Anwar al Borsan.”

A number of outlets, including Step News Agency, Sada al Sham and Al Jisr TV reported that 11 civilians were killed in the attack, though this figure appeared to originated from ISIL-controlled Al A’amaq Agency, which also fingered the Coalition. Al Jisr TV reported that 2 women and 1 child were among the dead. Sada al Sham referred to “several” wounded.
The Syrian Observatory cited “warplanes believed to be from the international alliance” and referenced “the death of several people from the same family.” Other outlets, including Zaitoun Mag, noted the attack came just two days after a similar bombing in Al Ghazli, Raqqa governorate.
LCCSY put the death toll at 12 and also blamed the Coalition.
Civilians reported killed: 11-12, including 3-6 women and 3-7 children
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Raqqa is Being Silently Slaughtered [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Silently Slaughtered (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Al A’amaq Agency (ISIL Controlled) [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jisr TV [Arabic] [Archive], Sada al Sham [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Ara News [Arabic] [Archived], Step News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Local Coordination Committees in Syria [Arabic] [Archived], Zaitoun Mag [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights (2) [Archived], Al Jurnia News Network [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of Reporting: Fair – multiple reports cite the Coalition

Coalition position: For October 15th-16th the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, four strikes engaged three ISIL supply routes and destroyed a vehicle.” 
For October 16th-17th, the Coalition reported “Near Ar Raqqah, one strike destroyed two oil pump jacks.”

 

October 16th 2016: بادية الباغوز al Baghouz Desert, Deir ez-Zor governorate, Syria
Summary:  Air strikes hit oil installation workers and fuel truck drivers, killing at least ten according to local reports.
Sound and Picture reported that in the “a number of oil workers working at refineries and fuel truck drivers killed in al Baghouz desert in the eastern countryside following raids by the international coalition.”
Al Hall subsequently offered more detail, reporting that “ten civilian workers working on an Islamic State oil refinery (# Daesh) were killed yesterday evening, as a result of international coalition raid on an oil refinery.” A local resident named Salim Omar told them the target was an “electric oil refinery” belonging to ISIL and the strikes led “to its destruction and the killing of a dozen civilian workers, including drivers of large fuel trucks that were completely burned.” Al Hall reported that another refinery in the area was targeted, but no one was injured.
Civilians reported killed: 10-12
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived], Sound and Picture (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor Free Radio [Arabic] [Archived], Al Sharqia 24 [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jisr TV [Arabic] [Archived], Ara News [Arabic] [Archived], Al Haall [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of Reporting: Fair – multiple sources cite the Coalition, and the Coalition reports that it specifically targeted oil infrastructure and oil tankers.
Coalition position: For October 15th-16th the Coalition reported that “Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIL supply route.”
For October 16th-17th the Coalition reported “Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed six oil tanker trucks and an oil pump jack.”

A burning oil facility in the al Baghouz dsert after being hit in a Coalition strike October 16th 2016. At least 10 civilian workers reportedly died (via Sound and Vision)
A burning oil facility in the al Baghouz desert after being hit in a Coalition strike October 16th 2016. At least 10 civilian workers reportedly died (via Sound and Picure)

 

October 17th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: On the first day of a major Iraqi and Coalition assault to recapture Mosul, nine civilians including five members of one family were alleged killed in an airstrike.
Iraq News reported “intensive Coalition raids on the areas of Bab al Jadid and Hadbah, west of Mosul, with reports of civilian casualties.Accordng to Islam Memo, “Nine civilians were killed, including five members of one family, as a result of aerial bombing on Monday morning which targeted  residential areas in downtown Mosul.” It said the dead included “an eighty-year-old woman and her son, his wife and two of their children.”
Elements of this incident were later confused by some reports with a separate Mosul event on October 18th-19th.
Given reported British actions in the area that day, Airwars flagged the incident to the UK’s MoD which said ” we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the event.
Civilians reported killed: 9
Civilians reported injured: 1 or more
Sources: Islam Memo [Arabic] [Archived], Atheer News [Arabic] [Archived], Iraq News [Arabic] [Archived], Al Khaleeq [Arabic] [Archived], Almaalomah [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of Reporting: Fair – the Coalition reported a number of strikes in Mosul during this period
Coalition position: For October 17th-18th 2016, the Coalition reported that ” Near Mosul, four strikes [2 British] engaged three ISIL tactical units and two staging areas; destroyed 10 mortar systems, five artillery systems, four ISIL-held buildings, four fighting positions, four vehicles, two supply caches, two repeater tower generators, a VBIED facility, and a VBIED; and suppressed four tactical units and three rocket positions.”
Independently, the UK reported that “Monday 17 October – A Reaper destroyed an armed truck and three terrorist heavy weapons teams south-east of Mosul, while a Typhoon dealt with a large truck bomb to the south…Royal Air Force Typhoons and Reaper remotely piloted aircraft have continued to provide close air support to the Iraqi and Kurdish forces advancing on Mosul, while Tornado, Sentinel and Airseeker aircraft have also been flying reconnaissance missions in support of the operation.”
It also added: “On Monday 17 October, a Reaper kept close watch on Daesh positions near Qaraqosh to the south-east of Mosul. Our aircraft provided surveillance support to a coalition fast jet attack on a terrorist mortar team. The Reaper then conducted attacks using its own weapons on four targets. These attacks included a GBU-12 guided bomb, which accounted for a mortar. Hellfire missiles also destroyed an armed truck and two heavy weapons teams, including one armed with a recoilless anti-tank gun which had opened fire on the advancing Iraqis. To the south of the city, a Typhoon flight was able to use a Paveway IV guided bomb to dispose safely of a large truck-bomb before it could be used.”

 

October 17th 2016: Makkuk village near Qayyarah, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local eyewitness said that two children were killed and another injured badly when Coalition airstrike targeted an ISIL building in Makkuk village in Makhmur near Qayyarah at 10.10am.
While al Rafidain made no mention of civilian casualties, it reported “a rocket attack caused the destruction of an ISIL facility in Qayyarah.”
Civilians reported killed: 2 children
Civilians reported injured: 1 or more
Sources: Nineveh Media Centre [Arabic] [Archived], Al Rafidain [Arabic] [Archived], 
Quality of Reporting: Contested. Single source, and may also have been a rocket strike by Iraqi forces
Coalition position: For October 17th-18th 2016, the Coalition reported that ” Near Qayyarah, two strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and a mortar position; destroyed an ISIL-held building, a mortar system, an oil tanker truck, and a rocket-propelled grenade; and damaged a vehicle.”

 

October 17th 2016: قرية الطنيرة al Tanira village, Raqqa governorate, Syria

Ali al Jreik al Jairi (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently)
Ali al Jreik al Jairi (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently)

Summary: A man was killed when his home was reportedly hit by a Coalition strike, according to local sources.
Raqqa is Being Silently Slaughtered reported that a man identified as Ali al Jreik al Jairi was killed “following the targeting of his home by an international coalition air raid.”
The Syrian Observatory reported an unidentified man was killed by what was believed to be coalition warplanes, as did Shaam News Network.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Shaam News Network  [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jurnia News Network [Arabic] [Archived], RFS Media [Arabic] [Archived], Asharq al Arabi [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of Reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For October 16th-17th the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, one strike destroyed two oil pump jacks.”
For October 17th-18th the Coalition reported “Near Ayn Isa, one strike engaged an ISIL staging area.”

 

October 17th 2016: قرية الطنيرة al Ma’amari village, al-Hasakah governorate, Syria
Summary: A number of civilians were wounded by Coalition raids that struck a house, according to two local sources.
Euphrates Post reported that a house belonging to a civilian in al Ma’amari village was targeted by Coalition planes, leading to the “injury of 15 people.”  Al Natek reported 10 wounded, and later named the house owner as “Mohammad Jassem al Huwait.” However this was disputed by a commentator, who noted “No brother the house is that of Ismail Ali al Huwait… he is my cousin and he had guests at his house Hajj Ahmad al Turki and Abboud and Jumma al Turki and thank God they are all well.”

Hassakah Youth Union also reported wounded civilians – but no deaths – “following raids by the international coalition.”
Civilians reported killed: unknown
Civilians reported injured: 15
Sources: Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Hassakah Youth Union [Arabic] [Archived], Al Natek [Arabic] [Archived], Al Natek (2) [Arabic] [Archived], 
Quality of Reporting: Fair

Coalition position: For October 16th-17th the Coalition reported no strikes in the vicinity. For October 17th-18th the Coalition reported “Near Al Shadaddi, eight strikes engaged eight ISIL tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions and two vehicles.”

 

October 17th 2016: ادلب Idlib city, Idlib governorate, Syria
Summary: During an airstrike on a vehicle in Idlib the Coalition killed one man and reportedly injured four more civilians. The Coalition later admitted responsibility.
According to Step News, “One person was dead and 4 civilians wounded in a car explosion in the city of Idlib after it was targeted by an international coalition drone.”
All4Syria identified the man killed as a “leading leader in Fateh al Sham Front” who was “assassinated” by a drone. They added that the strike led to “the killing and wounding of a number of civilians.” Other accounts Enabaladi similarly reported that an “unmanned” aircraft (which it said belonged to the United States) killed a leader in Fateh al Sham, who the outlet said was Turkish. Sky News Arabia said a “Coalition drone” strike killed the leader and everyone else in the car.
An account in Qasion cited “fighter jets belonging to the international coalition” for the strike, which it said killed the death of the leader and two addition members of the Front.
Video posted by several outlets, including extremely graphic footage posted by Shaam News Network showed the aftermath of the attack.
In a December 1st 2016 press release, the Coalition reported that “During a strike on ISIL fighters it is assessed that one civilian was inadvertently killed when he entered the target area after the munition was released.”
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: 4
Sources: Step News [Arabic] [Archived], Step News (2) – photos [Arabic] [Archived], Step News (3) – video, All4Syria [Arabic] [Archived], Enabaladi [Arabic] [Archived], Qasioun  [Arabic] [Archived]  Qasioun – video [Arabic] [Archived], EXTREMELY GRAPHIC: Shaam News Network – video [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Jisr TV [Arabic] [Archived], Sky News Arabia [Arabic] [Archived], Coalition report (December 2016),

Quality of Reporting: CONFIRMED CIVILIAN CASUALTY EVENT
Coalition position: For October 16th-17th the Coalition reported no strikes in the vicinity. 
For October 17th-18th the Coalition reported “Near Iblib, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.”

Remains of a vehicle targeted by the Coalition in Idlib October 17th 2016. The attack also reportedly injured three civilians (via Step News)
Remains of a vehicle targeted by the Coalition in Idlib October 17th 2016. The attack also reportedly injured three civilians (via Step News)

 

October 18th 2016: قرية حساجك Hassadjek, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: At least 6 people were killed by airstrikes under unclear circumstances.
Initially, the Voice of Kurdistan blamed the Coalition for a strike occurring around 3AM, which left six people dead and four wounded.
The Russian Ministry of Defense said that Russian and Syrian government aircraft were not operating in the vicinity, but in a statement suggested a culprit, saying that “Aircraft of the international coalition were performing tasks near Hassajek village at night on October 18. Air situation control systems have detected two F-16 of the Air Force of the Kingdom of Belgium at the specified time and area.” This report was quickly picked up by the Russian press, including RT.
The accusation led to a spat with Belgian authorities, who denied that their planes were involved or nearby. In a tweet, the country’s Minister of Defense called Moscow’s assertion “Russian disinformation.” The Minister also denied the Russian account to the Belgian parliament. A spokeswoman for the Belgian ministry told Airwars that “we did not fly there yesterday, nor the days before.”
A spokesperson for the Coalition told Airwars that “Contrary to what Russian media reported, there is no evidence of this incident, nor were any Belgian aircraft conducing kinetic operations at the time.”
The incident became further confused after Turkey announced it had carried out strikes on Kurdish militants in numerous locations north of Aleppo on the night of October 19th-20th. As the Syrian Observatory noted regarding the Hassadjek strikes, at the time “factions supported by Turkish warplanes and tanks,” as well as the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces and ISIL were all present and engaged in the area. Other local outlets, including Smart News and Izaz Media Center reported that the Syrian Democratic Forces had gained control of Hassadjek.
Among the strikes carried out on the 19th-20th, Bellingcat was able to geolocate one “very close to the village of Hassadjek,” which it noted was “the location where Russia accused Belgium of killing six civilians” on the morning of the 18th.
On October 21st, Russia called for Belgium to set up an investigation into the incident.
Civilians reported killed: 6, though unclear if they were civilians.
Civilians reported injured: 4, though unclear if they were civilians.
SourcesAra News [Arabic] [Archived], Voice of Kurdistan [Arabic] [Archived]. RT [Archived], al Anbaa [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News [Arabic] [Archived], Izaz Media Centre [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Bellingcat [Archived], Airwars [Archived], Steven Vandeput – Belgian Defense Minister [Archived], De Redactie [Dutch] [Archived], Belgian Parliament Debate Transcript [Dutch/French] [Archived], Nieuwsblad [Dutch] [Archived], VIDEO Russia Today Arabic,
Quality of Reporting: Contested – The coalition denies any involvement, and Turkey has been present and bombing in the area. 
Coalition position: For October 17th-18th the Coalition reported “Near Mar’a, four strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions and a vehicle.” For October 18th-19th the Coalition reported “Near Mar’a, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit.” In a statement to Airwars, the Coalition said that “there were no Belgian aircraft conducting strike operations at the time.
Russian Ministry of Defense Position: The Russian MoD reported that “Hassajek village suffered an air strike at 3am on October 18th. Two living houses have been destroyed, 6 people were killed and 4 ones were injured. Aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces and Syrian Air Force did not operate in this region. Aircraft of the international coalition were performing tasks near Hassajek village at night on October 18. Air situation control systems have detected two F-16 of the Air Force of the Kingdom of Belgium at the specified time and area.”

 

October 18th 2016: Hamam al-Alil, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: On the second day of the offensive to recapture Mosul, Coalition strikes reportedly damaged a medical center in the south of the city leaving several dead, including at least three children.
Al Rafidain Network for Human Rights reported that “American” bombings targeted a health center in Hamam al-Alil, south of Mosul. Ahmed Mashal posted that an “American bombing raid” hit the center, leaving a number of “civilian casualties, including children.”
A graphic video posted on social media, appearing to originate from an ISIL-controlled outlet, showed at least three children dead wrapped in blankets. What appear to be portions of the medical center are reduced to rubble.
Given reported British actions in the area that day, Airwars flagged the incident to the UK’s MoD which said ” we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the event. However given that RAF strikes were reported south east of Mosul, Airwars has requested further clarification.
Civilians reported killed: At least 3 children
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Al Rafidain Network for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], GRAPHIC: Al Rafidain Network for Human Rights (2) – video of aftermath [Arabic] [Archived] [GRAPHIC Youtube Link], Ahmed Mashal [Arabic] [Archived], Al Rafidain Network for Human Rights (3) [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of Reporting: Fair – Multiple sources cited the Coalition, and the Coalition launched a number of strikes in the vicinity of Mosul during this period.
Coalition position:  For October 17th-18th the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units and two staging areas; destroyed 10 mortar systems, five artillery systems, four ISIL-held buildings, four fighting positions, four vehicles, two supply caches, two repeater tower generators, a VBIED facility, and a VBIED; and suppressed four tactical units and three rocket positions.”
For October 18th-19th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, two strikes destroyed an ISIL-held building and a command and control node.”
Independently, the UK reported: ‘‘Tuesday 18 October – Typhoons attacked a cluster of improvised explosive devices, a weapons stockpile and a strong-point to the north-east of Mosul. A Reaper struck an armed truck and two groups of terrorists to the south-east of the city….A Reaper was again in action south-east of Mosul on Tuesday 18 October. A Hellfire missile killed a group of terrorists engaged in combat with Iraqi troops. A second Hellfire also accounted for another group of extremists as they moved between positions, and a third destroyed an armed truck.”

GRAPHIC: ISIL propaganda video shows destruction at Hamam al Ali


October 18th-19th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq

Summary: Up to nine civilians, including a woman and one or more children, were killed in overnight bombing in Mosul according to local reports.
Al Rafidain Network for Human Rights reported a bombing “killed or wounded innocent civilians, including women and children.” Al Hathalyoum placed the death toll at eight: A security source and local residents from inside Mosul said international coalition forces targeted in an airstrike Alqosjat and the Arab region, in the north of Mosul – killing at least eight civilians, including a woman and two children.
Iraqi Spring Meda Centre put the death toll at nine, and said the dead woman’s husband was also injured in the attack on the Shifa’ and Asatetha neighbourhoods.
Given reported British actions in the area that day, Airwars flagged the incident to the UK’s MoD which said ” we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the event.
Civilians reported killed: 8-9, including 2 women and 1-2 children
Civilians reported injured: 1 or more
Sources: Al Rafidain Network for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Al Hathalyoum [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Centre [Archived], Almaalomah [Arabic] [Archived], Al Khaleeq [Arabic] [Archived], 
Quality of Reporting: Fair – the Coalition reported a number of strikes in Mosul during this period.
Coalition position: For October 17th 2016 the Coalition reported: “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units and two staging areas; destroyed 10 mortar systems, five artillery systems, four ISIL-held buildings, four fighting positions, four vehicles, two supply caches, two repeater tower generators, a VBIED facility, and a VBIED; and suppressed four tactical units and three rocket positions.”

 

October 19th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Between two and three civilians were killed in a Coalition strike on the Al Rawda Al Muhammadiyah Mosque in the al-Muthanna area of Mosul city, according to local MP Abd AlRaheem Al Shamery and other sources. According to some reports, a kindergarten at the mosque was also destroyed.
Given reported British actions in the area that day, Airwars flagged the incident to the UK’s MoD which said ” we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the event.
Civilians reported killed: 2-3
Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: AqhabaKH tweet [Arabic] [Archived], Sambo1982 tweet [Arabic] [Archived], 2011iqbgd20161 tweet [Arabic] [Archived], 
Quality of Reporting: Weak – effectively single source.
Coalition position: For October 18th-19th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, two strikes destroyed an ISIL-held building and a command and control node.”
For October 19th-20th the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and two staging areas; destroyed four vehicles, four ISIL-held buildings, four fighting positions, three containers, two mortar systems, a tunnel entrance, a bunker, an artillery system, a front end loader, a weapons cache, a heavy machine gun, and a tanker trailer; damaged a VBIED; and suppressed three mortar positions and a fighting position.

 

October 20th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq

Mustafa Bashar Al Qaddu (via Al Rafidain Center for Human Rights)
Mustafa Bashar Al Qaddu (via Al Rafidain Network for Human Rights)

Summary: One civilian male was killed in Mosul’s Hadba neighbourhood by Coalition strikes, according to local reports.
Al Rafidain Network for Human Rights reported that a young man named Mustafa Bushar al Qaddu was killed inside his home due to Coalition strikes.
Iraaq 18 said the civilian casualties occured after the Coalition destroyed a vehicle-borne IED: “A member of the Nineveh provincial council, Hossam El Din al-Saffar, said the international coalition aircraft targeted a car bomb which was on its way to elements of the Nineveh [Iraq] army in the east of the city, which led to the fall of martyrs and wounded among civilians. Al-Saffar said in a press statement that … the explosion led to the martyrdom and wounding of a number of civilians who were fleeing the clashes.”
A marty’s page to Mr Al Quddu was later posted by relatives in Ireland, which proclaimed: “I declare the news of the martyrdom of Mustafa Bashar Al Qaddu who was the victim of a missile bombing which targeted their home today noon in Hadba neighbourhood Oct.20.2016 in our Beloved Mosul before its liberation – which he will now never be able to witness.”
A video posted by blogger Akram Almashaddani claimed to show significant destruction from Coalition strkes that day on the city.
Given reported British actions in the area that day, Airwars flagged the incident to the UK’s MoD which said ” we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the event. However given that RAF strikes were reported in northand north east Mosul, Airwars has requested further clarification.
Civilians reported killed: 1 or more
Civilians reported injured: 1 or more
Sources: Al Rafidain Network for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Iraaq 18 [Arabic] [Archived], Martyr’s page [Arabic] [Archived], VIDEO Akram Almashaddani blog [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of Reporting: Fair – with the Coalition reporting numerous strikes in Mosul during this period.
Coalition position: For October 19th-20th the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and two staging areas; destroyed four vehicles, four ISIL-held buildings, four fighting positions, three containers, two mortar systems, a tunnel entrance, a bunker, an artillery system, a front end loader, a weapons cache, a heavy machine gun, and a tanker trailer; damaged a VBIED; and suppressed three mortar positions and a fighting position.”
For October 20th-21st, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units and two staging areas; destroyed an ISIL headquarters building, 23 fighting positions, eight ISIL VBIEDs, six ISIL-held buildings, six vehicles, five mortar systems, three heavy machine guns, a tanker truck, and a command and control node; damaged a VBIED; suppressed nine heavy machine gun positions, five sniper positions, four mortar positions, an artillery system position and 11 ISIL tactical units.”
Separately, the UK reported that “Thursday 20 October…  two flights of Typhoons patrolled the northern arc around Mosul, where they engaged seven terrorist targets with Paveway IVs. These included: a rocket-launcher north-west of the city, a sniper team and a Daesh-held building to the north, and to the north-east a pair of heavy machine-guns, a strongpoint, and a command post which was controlling truck-bomb attacks.”

 

October 21st 2016: Duquq, Kirkuk province, Iraq
Summary: At least 15 civilians – most or all women – were killed and 45 or more wounded by an airstrike which hit a Shi’ite shrine in Duquq, according to local sources. The Coalition later categoriically denied that it was responsible for the event, with Iraqi aircraft most likely at fault.
Local official Amir Huda Karam told the AFP that “fifteen women were killed and another 50 wounded in a raid that targeted a Shiite place of worship at Dakuk.”
The Middle East Eye noted that the strike took place as “IS launched a major attack on the city of Kirkuk on Friday” which they said killed 18 members of the security forces. Duquq is roughly 30km south of the city of Kirkuk. Neither the AFP or Middle East Eye identified who carried out the strike.
However Yagein blamed the Coalition, and further reported that the strike hit a funeral, resulting in the deaths of “ten women… and a number of men.”  Other outlets, including Iraqi Spring and Alghadeer TV also blamed the Coalition, and noted the victims were mostly women. Photographs posted by the Duquq Photographers Union showed a heavily damaged building, the front of which was destroyed.
On October 23rd, the chief Coalition spokesman stated on Twitter that “. has determined definitively that we did not conduct the airstrike w/reported civilian casualties in Daquq.” Al Araby later reported that an Iraqi Sukhoi had been responsible for the attack – and that the pilot and navigator were now under investigation.
Civilians reported killed: 15 or more, mostly women
Civilians reported injured: 45-50
Sources: AFP [Archived], Yagein [Arabic] [Archived], Middle East Eye [Archived], Dabuq Photographers Union [Arabic] [Archived], Alghadeer TV [Arabic] [Archived], Basma Press [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center [Archived], Atheer al Rammahi [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqis al Ghad, [Arabic] [Archived], Coalition tweet, VIDEO Russia Today Arabic, Al Araby [Arabic] [Archived], 
Quality of Reporting: Discounted. While several sources blamed the Coalition, and the Coalition was actively supporting security operations in locations nearby, the chief spokesman later insisted the Coalition was not responsible. The Iraqi Air Force and Turkey are also active in northern Iraq at the time.
Coalition position: For October 21st-22nd the Coalition reported “Near Sultan Abdallah, two strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed three vehicles,” and “Near Al Huwayjah, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three vehicles.” It also reported “Near Bashir, two strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed a weapons cache”.

Dakuk (via photo )
Fifteen women were reported killed following the destruction of a Shia shrine in Duquq on October 21st 2016 (via Dabuq Photographers Union)

 

October 21st 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: The Russian Military General Staff claimed that a Coalition airstrike on a girls’ school south of Mosul killed a number of civilians.
According to Sputnik News, “The Russian General Staff said that more than 60 civilians were killed and 200 others were injured during air strikes launched by the international coalition led by the United States on the neighborhoods of Mosul and surrounding areas during a three day period. The Commission emphasized that Russia is closely monitoring the situation in Mosul, referring to the lack of notable successes in the liberation of the Iraqi city from the grip of the “Daesh” terrorist operation.
There are no known additional reports for this alleged event.
The chief Coalition spokesman responded by saying that Russia’s allegations “smells like a fire hose of falsehood.” 
Given reported British actions in the area that day, Airwars flagged the incident to the UK’s MoD which said ” we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the event.
Civilians reported killed: 2 or more
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Sputnik News [Arabic] [Archived], Coalition spokesman tweet, [Archived], 
Quality of Reporting: Weak – presently single source
Coalition position: See above.

 

October 22nd 2016: قرية حاجي كوسا Hajji Koussa, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: Several outlets including Halab Today TV reported that a 15 year old girl named Iman Sillo was killed “following Coalition raids.” One report, from Hara FM, indicated that two civilians were killed.
Civilians reported killed: 1-2, including a female child
Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Halab Today TV [Arabic] [Archived], Halab News [Arabic] [Archived], Syria 2011 [Arabic] [Archived], Hara FM [Arabic] [Archived
Quality of Reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For October 21st-22nd the Coalition reported “Near Washiyah, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.” For October 22nd-23rd the Coalition reported “Near Mar’a, one strike destroyed an ISIL artillery system.”

 

October 22nd 2016: قرية الطويحينة  Al Tweihina village, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: Airstrikes, possibly carried out by Turkish forces, killed one civilian, according to local reports.
Smart News Agency reported that “international coalition aircraft” targeting ISIL in Al Tweihina killed one civilians two members of the militant group. However, the report identified the village as being located in Raqqa governorate.

The Syrian Observatory reported that the Syrian Democratic Forces attacked “Turkish soldiers” in the vicinity of Al Tweihina. The Observatory added that “different sources confirmed to SOHR that a number of Turkish soldiers were killed” though it may have been referencing rebels supported by Turkey. It did however allude to “aerial reconnaissance aircraft” in the area, possibly belonging to Turkey.
Tal Abiyad posted pictures and video of an armored vehicle that it said was captured from the “al Sham Front.”
Daily Sabah meanwhile cited the Turkish military and reported that “FSA fighters with the support of the Turkish military continued to attack” Kurdish forces in the area. The report cited a number of airstrikes.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Smart News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Abu Abd al Rahma – Twitter [Arabic] [Archived], Etisalet – Twitter [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Tal Abiyad News [Arabic] [Archived], ANHA [Arabic] [Archived] ANHA – video [Arabic] [Archived], Daily Sabah [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Contested – most likely Turkish action
Coalition position: For October 21st-22nd, the Coalition reported “Near Washiyah, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.” For October 22nd-23rd, the Coalition reported “Near Mar’a, one strike destroyed an ISIL artillery system.”

 

October 22nd 2016: Fadhiliya, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: A family of eight was killed in a Coalition airstrike on the ISIL-occupied village of Fadhiliya. CENTCOM later confirmed it had carried out the airstrikes and had killed all eight civilians.
Iraq based reporter Fazel Hawramy spoke by phone with family members in the village shortly after the event, who confirmed that eight people had died in an 8pm strike including three children. “I could just see part of my nephew’s body under the rubble. All of them were dead,” said Saeed. “What they did to my brother [Amir’s] family was unjust, he was a olive farmer and had no connection with Daesh.”
One adult male killed was named as Amer. Also killed were Amer’s wife, their three children, a daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.
According to the Guardian, local MP Mala Salem Shabak confirmed the deaths, and said they were caused by air strikes, “as did a local administrator who asked not to be named because he still has relatives inside the village and fears Isis have not been fully routed there.”
In an initial statement to the Guardian seen by Airwars, the Coalition confirmed it had opeed an investgation into the incident: “The Coalition confirms it did conduct strikes on 22 OCT 16 in the area described in the allegation. The Coalition takes all allegations of civilian casualties seriously and will further investigate this report to determine the facts.  The Coalition adheres to stringent targeting processes and procedures aimed to minimize risks to non-combatants. Extraordinary efforts are made by the Coalition to identify and strike appropriate targets in order to avoid non-combatant casualties.” A spokesperson had previously claimed “There have been no reports of civilian casualties and no confirmed CIVCAS reports for the Mosul operation at this time.
On December 1st the Coalition conceded it had killed civilians, noting: “During a strike on a building from which ISIL fighters were firing on partnered Iraqi forces, eight civilians were inadvertently killed.”
Civilians reported killed: 8, including 3 children and 2 women
Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: The Guardian, News of Iraq [Arabic] [Archived], Al Rafidain [Arabic] [Archived], Coalition report (December 2016),
Quality of Reporting: CONFIRMED CIVILIAN CASUALTY EVENT
Coalition position: For October 22nd 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged five ISIL tactical units, 12 staging areas, six mortar systems, a rocket position and a heavy machine gun; destroyed 21 fighting positions, 10 mortar systems, eight vehicles, eight command and control nodes, seven ISIL-held buildings, five bunkers, four anti-aircraft guns, four artillery systems, three tunnels, three VBIEDs, two supply caches, two heavy machine guns, a VBIED facility and a front end loader; and damaged three VBIEDs, two tunnels, a fighting position, a repeater tower and a vehicle.

Bodies of a family of eight are removed from the rubble of their home in Fadhiliya, following a likely Coalition airstrike on the evening of October 22nd 2016 (Picture courtesy of Fazel Hawramy)
Bodies of a family of eight are removed from the rubble of their home in Fadhiliya, Iraq following a likely Coalition airstrike on the evening of October 22nd 2016 (Picture courtesy of Fazel Hawramy)

October 22nd 2016: Between Qaraqosh and Hasana, Iraq
Summary: The Coalition announced in December 2016 it was conducting an assessment of a possible civilian casualty event: “Currently, three reports received in October are still being assessed… Oct. 22, 2016, near Qaraqosh and Hasana, Iraq.”
On January 2nd 2017 a new Coalition report noted: “No Coalition strikes were conducted on structures in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.” A senior Coalition official later told Airwars that the allegation had been “Based on Russian social media and Russian MinDef accusations.
However local reporting at the time said that Coalition airstrikes werre conducted at Qaraqosh in support of ISF ground operations.

Given reported British actions in the area that day, Airwars flagged the incident to the UK’s MoD which said ” we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the event. However given that RAF strikes were reported in Qaraqosh, Airwars has requested further clarification.
Civilians reported killed: Unknown
Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Mosul Eye [Arabic] [Archived], Safar Press Agency [Arabic] [Archive], TASSCoalition report (December 2016), Coalition civilian casualty report (January 2017),
Quality of Reporting: Contested. ASSESSED INCIDENT
Coalition position: For October 22nd 2016, the Coalition reported at the time that “Near Kisik, one strike damaged an ISIL tunnel. Near Mosul, four strikes engaged five ISIL tactical units, 12 staging areas, six mortar systems, a rocket position and a heavy machine gun; destroyed 21 fighting positions, 10 mortar systems, eight vehicles, eight command and control nodes, seven ISIL-held buildings, five bunkers, four anti-aircraft guns, four artillery systems, three tunnels, three VBIEDs, two supply caches, two heavy machine guns, a VBIED facility and a front end loader; and damaged three VBIEDs, two tunnels, a fighting position, a repeater tower and a vehicle.”
Independently, the UK reported that “On Saturday 22 October, a Reaper flew overwatch for the Iraqi troops in and around Qaraqosh as they cleared remaining Daesh positions. The Reaper’s crew used a Hellfire missile against several terrorists engaged in a firefight with the Iraqis. A second Hellfire then destroyed an anti-aircraft gun positioned in the street. A terrorist mortar was reported firing on friendly forces, and the Reaper successfully hunted this down and eliminated the threat with a GBU-12 guided bomb. A van was spotted supplying terrorist positions and was destroyed with a Hellfire, and a fourth missile accounted for another group of extremists caught in the open.”

 

October 23rd 2016: Between Qaraqosh and Hasana, Iraq
Summary: The Coalition announced it was conducting an assessment of a possible civilian casualty event: “Currently, three reports received in October are still being assessed… 3. Oct. 23, 2016, near Qaraqosh and Hasana, Iraq.”
A Coalition report issued the following month noted: “Oct. 23, 2016, near Qaraqosh and Hasana, Iraq: Insufficient information provided or available to assess the credibility of the reported civilian casualties.”
A senior Coalition official later told Airwars that the allegation had been “Based on Russian social media and Russian MinDef accusations.
However local reporting at the time said that Coalition airstrikes werre conducted at Qaraqosh in support of ISF ground operations.

Given reported British actions in the area that day, Airwars flagged the incident to the UK’s MoD which said ” we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the event. However given that RAF strikes were reported in Qaraqosh the previous day [see above], Airwars has requested further clarification.
Civilians reported killed: Unknown
Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Mosul Eye [Arabic] [Archived], Safar Press Agency [Arabic] [Archive], TASSCoalition report (December 2016), Coalition civilian casualty report (January 2017),
Quality of Reporting: Discounted. ASSESSED INCIDENT
Coalition position: For October 23rd 2016, the Coalition reported at the time that “Near Mosul, six strikes [5-6 British] engaged four ISIL tactical units, two rocket systems, two anti-aircraft artillery systems and two staging areas; destroyed 19 fighting positions, 17 vehicles, 10 heavy machine guns, nine mortar systems, eight command and control nodes, six repeater towers, and four tunnels; and damaged four fighting positions, two vehicles, a mortar system, and a tunnel.”

 

October 23rd-24th 2016: تل كيف‎  Tel Kepe, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Eight members of the same family were killed by Coalition strikes, according to local sources.
Multiple local outlets reported that 8 civilians – all members of the same family – were killed on October 24th in Tel Kepe, a town less than 15km north of Mosul. Yagen identified the father of the family as Hussein Juma Dalal Al Hadidi and said he was “killed along with his seven children.” The report added that Al Hadidi’s wife was “in critical condition and is now in recovery.” While Yagen – like multiple other sources, including Almadenah News and the Iraqi Spring Media Center  – blamed the Coalition, it also noted that the government of Iraq has also been involved in aerial operations to back forces attempting to retake Mosul.
A distressing video posted on Youtube and watermarked with an ISIS-linked logo shows a crumbled building and at least one body lying on the floor covered.
Local blogger Zyaad Alsenjary claimed the deaths were the result of both air and artillery strikes. 
Given reported British actions in the area that day, Airwars flagged the incident to the UK’s MoD which said ” we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the event.
Civilians reported injured: 1 or more
Sources: Yagen [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], Almadenah News [Arabic] [Archived], GRAPHIC ISIS-linked video [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jazeera Mubasher [Arabic] [Archived], الوطن نيوز News [Arabic] [Archived], Zyaad Alsenjary tweet [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jazeera [Arabic], VIDEO Russian Ministry of Defence,
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For October 23rd-24th 2016, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units, two rocket systems, two anti-aircraft artillery systems and two staging areas; destroyed 19 fighting positions, 17 vehicles, 10 heavy machine guns, nine mortar systems, eight command and control nodes, six repeater towers, and four tunnels; and damaged four fighting positions, two vehicles, a mortar system, and a tunnel.”
Independently, the UK reported that “Reaper operations continued on Sunday 23 October, where one of our aircraft conducted a Hellfire attack on a truck loaded with terrorists. A second Hellfire killed other terrorists as they attempted to hide from the aircraft beneath a staircase in a ruined building. The Reaper employed a GBU-12 bomb to destroy a heavy machine-gun that was firing on Iraqi troops, then used a third Hellfire to destroy a well dug-in mortar near BartallahNorth-east of Mosul, a pair of Typhoons used two Paveway IVs to destroy a pair of machine-gun positions, then carried out a simultaneous attack against a total of five Daesh positions – two sniper teams, two mortars and another machine-gun – spread across a couple of miles of the front line. All five targets were struck accurately by Paveway IVs. An eighth Paveway was then used to destroy another mortar team. A second Typhoon flight was also active in the area, working closely with coalition surveillance aircraft, and dropped Paveway IVs against two Daesh strongpoints. Tornados also patrolled north-east of Mosul
. The aircraft delivered attacks with an Enhanced Paveway II and two Paveway IVs that destroyed a machine-gun team, a terrorist defensive position and an armed truck.”

A father and his seven children were reportedly killed near Mosul on October 24th by a Coalition strike (still from Al A’Amaq propaganda video via Youtube)
The Russian MoD issued satellite images on November 4th which it said showed damage from the Coalition strike
The Russian MoD issued comparative satellite images on November 4th which it said showed damage from a Coalition strike at Tel Kepe

 

October 24th 2016: بلدة الجرنية  Al Jarnia town, Raqqa, Syria
Summary: Coalition raids in the vicinity of ground fighting left at least 2 civilians dead, according to local sources. 
Initial reports from ISIS-controlled Al A’amaq Agency blamed the Coalition for the deaths of two civilians. Subsequent reporting echoed that account (they may have been based on Al A’amaq);Al Jarnia and several other outlets named the two civilians as Abd al Ghani Al Sahoud and Moussa al Zagheer. They also noted that the town was the cite of shelling by Kurdish militias as well as coalition strikes.

Shaam News Network also cited Coalition raids and said that “a number” of civilians were also wounded. The Syrian Network said the Coalition was responsible.
Step News agency reported that the Coalition targeted Al Jarnia with 3 raids “which centered on IS positions and cars in the city center killing two civilians and wounded several others.” It noted that ISIL had clashed with the Kurdish led Syrian Democratic Forces in the area.
However, a subsequent Smart News report put the toll of Coalition strikes in Jarnia at four civilians and a further five wounded.
Civilians reported killed: 2-4
Civilians reported injured: 2-5
Sources: Al A’amaq (ISIL-linked) [Arabic] [Archived], Radio al Kul [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jarnia News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jarnia News Network (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Silently Slaughtered [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Silently Slaughtered (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (2) [Archived], Syrian Network For Human Rights [Archived], Local Coordinating Committees in Syria [Archived], Al Nateq Network [Arabic] [Archived], Step News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Halab Today [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Fair

Coalition position:  For October 23rd-24th, the Coalition reported “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes engaged two ISIL supply routes and destroyed an oil pump jack.” For October 24th-25th, the Coalition reported no strikes in the vicinity.

 

October 24th 2016: مدينة الطبقة  Al Tabaqa town, Raqqa, Syria
Summary: 3 civilians were killed when a garage was bombed by the Coalition, according to a local source. 
Smart News reported that 3 civilians were killed when a garage belonging to ISIL was struck by the Coalition. According to the account, six cars belonging to ISIL were also destroyed. The report noted other raids on that day in Raqqa governorate. Meanwhile, Halab Today reported that Coalition attacks had led to the “burning” of 6 members of ISIL along with the “martyrdom of three civilians.”
Civilians reported killed: 3
Civilians reported injured: 0
Sources: Smart News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Halab Today [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Fair

Coalition position:  For October 23rd-24th, the Coalition reported “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes engaged two ISIL supply routes and destroyed an oil pump jack.” For October 24th-25th, the Coalition reported no strikes in the vicinity.

 

October 24th 2016: قرية تل  أسود  Tal Aswad village, Aleppo, Syria
Summary: Manbij Mother of All the World initially reported what it said were Coalition strikes on Tal Aswad, targeting a reservoir. In a subsequent report, it said a “massacre” had been committed “against two familes as a result of wrong information from the Kurdish units in the village.” It named four victims:
Dr. Mahmoud al Mustapha al Abd, a veterinarian, aged 33
Osama, identified as the brother of the first victim (aged 21)
The daughter of Khalaf al Farhan [and possibly two additional daughters]
Mostapha al Mahmoud [Satif] 4 years old
Additionally a relative reported the following deaths:

Osama Mustapha al Abd 15 years old
Mustapha Mahmoud al Abd, 37 years old
Wife of Mahmoud al Yasin al Dalik – who died November 24th of wounds sustained in attack
Manbij Mother of All the World also reported the sister, brother and brother in law of Dr. al Abd were injured, as well as the “second daughter of Khalaf al Farhan,” who had one of her feet amputated as a result of the strike.
A report by the Military Committee for Manbij noted that strikes in Tal Aswad had “killed dozens” of members of IS.
The Syrian Netowrk reported three civilians had died “due to International Coalition warplanes” firing missiles on Tal Aswad. Subsequent reports, however, put the toll higher: Baladi Network reported 4 civilians “martyred in international coalition raids”; Aleppo 24 put the toll at 5 civilians killed, including three girls. Halab Today also reported at least 5 victims, including three girls, and identified Dr. al Abd as a veterinarian. The latest post by Manbij Mother of All the World put the total number of dead and injured at 10. The Manbij Documentation Agency reported “7 martyrs.”
However, additional reporting by the Syrian Observatory put the death toll at 5; Halab Today TV said that all three girls were the daughters of Khalaf af Farhan.

Civilians reported killed: 7-9, including 3-5 children and 1 woman
Civilians reported injured: At least 4, though some may have died of their injuries
Sources: Manbij Mother of All the World [Arabic] [Archived], Manbij Mother of All the World (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Manbij Mother of All the World (3) [Arabic] [Archived], Manbij Mother of All the World (4) – video [Arabic] [Archived], Manbij Mother of All the World (5) [Arabic] [Archived], Manbij Mother of All the World (6) [Arabic] [Archived], Manbij Mother of All the World (7) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived], Local Coordination Committees in Syria [Archived], Manbij al Hadath [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi Network [Arabic] [Archived], Aleppo 24 [Arabic] [Archived], AMC [Arabic] [Archived], The Military Committee for Manbij [Arabic] [Archived], Halab Today [Arabic] [Archived], Manbij Documentation Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Al A’amaq (ISIL-controlled) [Arabic] [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Halab Today TV [Arabic] [Archived], Halab News [Arabic] [Archived], Halaab News (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Halaab News (3) [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position:  For October 23rd-24th, the Coalition reported “Near Manbij, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.” For October 24th-25th, the Coalition reported “Near Mar’a, two strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two fighting positions, a mortar system, and a vehicle.”

October 24th 2016: Abu Jarbuha village near Bashiqa, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: A local source told Airwars’ Iraq-based field researcher that three families died in the village of Abu Jarbuha, after Coalition airstrikes allegedly destroyed their homes.
With British airstrikes confirmed in the area that day, Airwars reached out to the MoD, with information which included geolocates within 1km of the likely vicinity of the event (36.41241, 43.31882.)

An MoD official subsequently told Airwars that “From the evidence you have provided… we cannot make any definitive assessment. However, I am able confirm that there was no indication of any civilian casualties in our own detailed assessments of the impact of each of our strikes on the dates in question.
Civilians reported killed: 9 or more, including women and children

Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Local eyewitness report direct to Airwars, 
Quality of reporting: Fair – possible UK event
Coalition position: For October 23rd-24th 2016, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units, two rocket systems, two anti-aircraft artillery systems and two staging areas; destroyed 19 fighting positions, 17 vehicles, 10 heavy machine guns, nine mortar systems, eight command and control nodes, six repeater towers, and four tunnels; and damaged four fighting positions, two vehicles, a mortar system, and a tunnel.” 
For October 24th-25th it stated: “Near Mosul, five strikes [4 British] engaged an ISIL tactical unit and two rocket positions; destroyed 22 fighting positions, eight vehicles, eight tunnels, seven mortar systems, six rocket rails, three heavy machine guns, three rocket systems, two light machine guns, two command and control nodes, a VBIED, a communications tower, an ISIL-held building and a mortar cache; and damaged a mortar system.”

 

October 24th 2016: Tubzawa village near Bashiqa, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: An adult civilian male named as Kheri Sabur Shihab died in a reported Coalition strike on the village of Tubzawa.
According to a single source, Mr Shihab’s two sons Younis aged 7 and Mustafa aged 2 years old were also severely injured in the incident – and were being treated in the intensive care unit at Irbil Hospital.
With British airstrikes confirmed in the area that day, Airwars reached out to the MoD, with information which included geolocates within 5km of the likely vicinity of the event (36.3828155, 43.3518415.)
An MoD official subsequently told Airwars that “From the evidence you have provided… we cannot make any definitive assessment. However, I am able confirm that there was no indication of any civilian casualties in our own detailed assessments of the impact of each of our strikes on the dates in question.”
Civilians reported killed: 1

Civilians reported injured: 2
Sources: Local eyewitness report direct to Airwars, 
Quality of reporting: Fair – possible UK incident
Coalition position: For October 23rd-24th 2016, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units, two rocket systems, two anti-aircraft artillery systems and two staging areas; destroyed 19 fighting positions, 17 vehicles, 10 heavy machine guns, nine mortar systems, eight command and control nodes, six repeater towers, and four tunnels; and damaged four fighting positions, two vehicles, a mortar system, and a tunnel.” 
For October 24th-25th it stated:”Near Mosul, five strikes [4 British] engaged an ISIL tactical unit and two rocket positions; destroyed 22 fighting positions, eight vehicles, eight tunnels, seven mortar systems, six rocket rails, three heavy machine guns, three rocket systems, two light machine guns, two command and control nodes, a VBIED, a communications tower, an ISIL-held building and a mortar cache; and damaged a mortar system.”

 

October 25th 2016: Lylan near Kirkuk, Kirkuk province, Iraq
Summary: Five civilians were reported killed in Coalition strikes in the Lylan area south of Kirkuk.
The Baghdad Post cited a local source as saying that “”an air strike carried out by  international coalition aircraft near the village of Lylan killed five civilians.” Iraq Amsi said the strikes took place in the evening.
Civilians reported killed: 5

Civilians reported injured: 2
Sources: Baghdad Post [Arabic] [Archived], Iraq Amsi [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Weak – with no Coalition strikes reported in vicinity
Coalition position: For October 24th-26th the Coalition reported no strikes in the vicinity.

 

October 25th 2016:  قرية الحمر الشرقية al Hamar al Sharqiya north of الخفسة al Khafsa, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary:
Syria News Desk quoted a resident of the twon who said “planes launched more than three raids on the villages of Al Hamar al Sharqiya and al Madoura and Tal Asward… which led to the killing of two civilians and wounding six others in Hamar al Sharquiya.”
Another report from a local facebook page said a raid took place on the edges of the town, targeting “the house of Nasser al Ibrahim al Sheikho while IS elements were inside.” It added that “the villagers were not harmed.”
Civilians reported killed: 0-2
Civilians reported injured: 0-6
Sources: Syria News Desk [Arabic] [Archived], Al Khafsa Direct [Arabic] [Archived], Al Hamar and Surrounding Area News (Facebook) [Arabic] [Archived], Al Hamar and Surrounding Area News (Facebook) (2) [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For October 24th-25th, the Coalition reported “Near Mar’a, two strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two fighting positions, a mortar system, and a vehicle.” For October 25th-26th, the Coalition reported “Near Mar’a, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle and a fighting position.”

 

October 25th 2016: Near Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: In an incident not previously tracked by Airwars, the Coalition admitted in its February 2017 civilian casualty report that it had killed one civilian during a strike on a moving vehcile.
As the report noted, “Oct. 25, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on ISIL fighters in a moving vehicle it is assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed when the target vehicle passed his location at the time of the munition’s impact.
Civilians reported killed: 1

Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Coalition civilian casualty event (February 2017)
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED CIVILIAN CASUALTY EVENT
Coalition position: At the time, the Coalition publicly noted for October 25th-26th that “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and a mortar system and destroyed seven vehicles, seven tunnels, seven mortar systems, four fighting positions, four supply caches, three staging areas, three ISIL-held buildings, a communications facility, and a VBIED.”

 

October 26th 2016: Near Bashiqa, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: An Iraq-based journalist told Airwars he had been informed by a peshmerga contact of four civilian deaths near Bashiqa.
According to the reporter, “A peshmerga called me and said he saw three wounded and four were crushed to death when their house was hit by either a missile or a bomb.”
Anadolu reported a military source as saying there were “civilian victims of Coalition raids on Mosul” on October 26th, though gave no further details.
Given reported British actions in the area that day, Airwars flagged the incident to the UK’s MoD which said ” we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the event.
Civilians reported killed: 4
Civilians reported injured: 3
Sources: Local eyewitness report direct to Airwars, Anadolu Agency [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Weak – presently single source
Coalition position: For October 26th-27th, the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, seven strikes [4 British] engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed eight anti-air artillery systems, seven fighting positions, five tunnels, four mortar systems, three weapons caches, two VBIEDs, two vehicles, a VBIED facility, a command and control node, a tunnel entrance, a heavy machine gun and an artillery system; and damaged two ISIL tunnels.”
Independently, the UK reported that “Wednesday 26 October … North-east of Mosul
, Typhoons provided close air support to an Iraqi advance and successfully used Paveway IV guided bombs to destroy four buildings which Daesh had fortified as strong-points.”

 

October 26th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Five civilians were killed by Coalition airstrikes and seven others injured – with 8 ISIL fighters also killed – after Coalition airstrikes on an ISIL web media office in the Cairo neighbourhood of east Mosul.
According to LBC, “Maj. Younis Khalil al-Taie, a Special Forces (Gold Division of the Ministry of Defense), quoting medical sources, that ‘the forensic medicine department in Mosul received early Wednesday the bodies of five civilians and eight gunmen who were killed an air raid carried out by coalition aircraft on the website of the organization in the Cairo neighborhood ‘. He added that “Mosul General Hospital received seven civilians were extremely dangerous wounded in the same air strike.”
Given reported British actions in the area that day, Airwars flagged the incident to the UK’s MoD which said ” we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the event. Airwars has asked for additional details.

Civilians reported killed: 5
Civilians reported injured: 7
SourcesLebanon Broadcasting LBC [Arabic] [Archived], Anadolu Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Al Rafidain [Arabic] [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Fair – sourced to a named Iraqi military spokesman
Coalition position: For October 26th-27th, the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, seven strikes [4 British] engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed eight anti-air artillery systems, seven fighting positions, five tunnels, four mortar systems, three weapons caches, two VBIEDs, two vehicles, a VBIED facility, a command and control node, a tunnel entrance, a heavy machine gun and an artillery system; and damaged two ISIL tunnels.”
Independently, the UK reported that “Wednesday 26 October … North-east of Mosul
, Typhoons provided close air support to an Iraqi advance and successfully used Paveway IV guided bombs to destroy four buildings which Daesh had fortified as strong-points.”

 

October 26th 2016: قرية نعمان Nu’man village, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: Ten civilians were killed by airstrikes, according to local sources.
An initial report by ISIL-controlled Al A’amaq said that “10 civilians killed in American raids on a group of fuel trucks in the village of Nu’man east of Akhtareen in the Aleppo countryside.” A video with the Al A’amaq logo showed a large fire burning on a road, emitting deep black smoke. Shaam News Network cited Al A’amaq, but added context, reporting that rebels were approaching the village, which Al Jisr TV (in a seperate report) said was still under control of ISIL. A reporter for Al Jisr TV, which also cited A’aq’s casualty figures, said it wasn’t clear if the village was in the hands of ISIL or rebels.
Turk Press, while reporting two “international coalition forces” strikes on Nu’man (without providing a date) also reported that the “Turkish army targeted 174 sites” belonging to ISIS and Kurdish rebels in “northern Syria” as part of Operation Euphrates Shield.
Civilians reported killed: 10
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Al A’amaq (ISIL-controlled) [Arabic] [Archived], Al A’amaq (ISIL-controlled) (2) – video [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jisr TV -video [Arabic] [Archived], Turk Press [Arabic] [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Contested – Turkish forces also active in the area.

Coalition position:  For October 25th-26th, the Coalition reported “Near Mar’a, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle and a fighting position.” For October 26th-27th, the Coalition reported no strikes in the area.

 

October 27th 2016: قرية بريهة Bariha village, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: At least 10 civilians were killed and more than a dozen wounded from airstrikes, according to local reports.
Shaam News Network cited activists who reported warplanes “thought to belong to the international coalition” launched airstrikes on a house, resulting in “martyrs and wounded among civilians, most of them children.” At the time, it reported five had died, including four children. Other outlets, including Free Deir Ezzor Radio and the Syrian Observator, cited the Coalition as well. Euphrates Post – like several other outlets and monitors, including Deir Ezzor 24 – did not name a perpetrator, but it did increased the death toll to “more than 10 people.”

However, Step News Agency cited Russian forces for the attack. A correspondent for Radio Al Kul also blamed the Russians, and put the death toll at 11 civilians, adding that the death toll was likely to rise. Syria News Desk reported a death toll of 8 and more than 15 wounded. It clarified that five of the dead were all members of one family – “four children and their father” – which may have accounted for the earlier figures of 5 victims.
Adding to the confusion, a separate report published by the Syrian Mirror cited the Syrian regime as also bombing in the area.
Civilians reported killed: 10
Civilians reported injured: at least 13
Sources: Shaam New Network [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Step News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Free Deir Ezzor Radio [Arabic] [Archived]. Free Deir Ezzor (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor 24 [Arabic] [Archived], Local Coordinating Committees in Syria [Arabic] [Archived], Eldorar [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Mirror  [Arabic] [Archived], Radio Al Kul [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jisr TV [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Contested – Russian

Coalition position:  For October 26th-27th, the Coalition reported “Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIL oil well head and an oil pump jack.” For October 27th-28th, the Coalition reported “Near Abu Kamal, one strike damaged an ISIL supply route.”

 

October 28th 2016: تل كيف‎  Tel Kepe, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: An Iraqi Army unit was accidentally struck in a Coalition airstrike on their position at Tel Kepe, according to a local official.
The deputy chief of Mosul Council 
Nur al-Din Kaplan said four Iraqi soldiers from Armoured Division 16 were killed and 11 others wounded by a night time Coalition airstrike at their position. The councillor urged the Coalition “to better distinguish between army troops and Daesh in all areas of Nineveh.”
Given reported British actions in the area that day, Airwars flagged the incident to the UK’s MoD which said ” we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the event.
Friendly forces reported killed: 4

Friendly forces reported injured: 11
Sources: Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], Manber Free Iraq Platform [Arabic] [Archived], Hathalyoum [Arabic] [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For October 28th-29th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, one strike destroyed two tunnel entrances, an artillery system, an ammo cache, a mortar system, and a vehicle.”

 

October 29th 2016: قرية الجطل Al Jatal Village, countryside of al Bab Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: At least one person was killed by alleged Coalition raids, according to sparse local reports. However a Turkish assault on the village was also reported.
Halab News named one victim: Ibrahim al A’roude, who it also said was a victim of “coalition raids.”

The only other specific report was from a Twitter user named Samran al A’anzi who said that 4 civilians died during “international coalition raids on Al Jatal.” Other reports indicated the Turkish army, or Turkish-backed forces, were operating in the area.
Civilians reported killed: 1-4
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Halab News [Arabic] [Archived], Samran al A’anzi [Arabic] [Archived], JustPaste [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Contested – possibly Turkey
Coalition position:  For October 23rd-24th, the Coalition reported no strikes in the area. For October 24th-25th, the Coalition reported “Near Mar’a, two strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two fighting positions, a mortar system, and a vehicle.”

Local islamists posted photographs they said showed 'the repelling of the storming of the apostate Turkish army on al Jatal village west of al Ghandoura town.'
Local islamists posted photographs on october 28th they said showed ‘the repelling of the storming of the apostate Turkish army on al Jatal village west of al Ghandoura town.’

 

October 29th 2016:  العريمة Al A’rima, west of Manbij, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: One person was killed by coalition raids, according to a single local source. 
Halab News named one victim of a “coalition raid:” Jassem al Mahmoud.

Civilians reported killed: 0-1
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Halab News [Arabic] [Archived

Quality of reporting: Poor – currently single sourced
Coalition position:  For October 28th-29th, the Coalition reported no strikes in Syria. For October 29th-30th, the Coalition reported “Near Manbij, one strike produced inconclusive results” and “Near Mar’a, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit.”

 

October 30th 2016: تل كيف‎  Tel Kepe, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: A local outlet reported that numerous civilians have fallen victim to daily bombardments, but offered few additional details.
Mosul Youth and Girls, State and Flag reported that 15 people died, including children and six women. It attributed the violence to “daily bombardment carried out by the besieging forces.”
Given reported British actions in the area that day, Airwars flagged the incident to the UK’s MoD which said ” we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the event.
Civilians reported killed: 15 including 2 or more children and six women
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Mosul Youth and Girls, State and Flag [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Poor – single sourced with few details
Coalition position: For October 29th-30th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit; destroyed five fighting positions, three mortar systems, two ISIL-held buildings, two vehicles, a weapons storage facility, a command and control node, a tunnel entrance, a front-end loader, and an artillery system; damaged two fighting positions; and suppressed two tactical units and a heavy machine gun.”
For October 30th-31st, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit; destroyed three fighting positions, three ISIL-held buildings, two tunnel entrances, two mortar systems, a vehicle, an artillery system, and a forklift; damaged three fighting positions; and suppressed a mortar system and a tactical unit.”

 

October 30th 2016:  حي المشلب Al Mashlab neighbourhood of الرقة al Raqqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Multiple sources, including Halab Today TV and Al Amawi News, reported the death of a child and the injuring of this father in a coalition raid on the al Mashlab neighborhood east of Raqqa.
Smart News reported strikes in Raqqa targeting ISIL, which it said killed four militants. It said the death of the child and injuring of this father occurred in “a similar night time bombing.”
Raqqa Post added that the strike also “left considerable material damage.”
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: 1
Sources: Halab Today TV [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor and al Raqqa Legal Network [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Al Amawi News [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi News [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Press Centre [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa Post [Arabic] [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Fair – though the Coalition did not report strikes in the vicinity of Raqqa city.
Coalition position: For October 29th-30th, the Coalition reported “Near Ayn Isa, four strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed a heavy machine gun, a fighting position, a vehicle, and an anti-aircraft weapon system.”
For October 30th-31st, the Coalition reported no strikes in the area.

November 2016

November 1st, 2016: Al Karama, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: A family was killed by airstrikes, according to local sources.
Mosul Eye reported “an entire family was killed during a bombardment in Al-Karama neighborhood.” It said that “no information about their number” was available. 
Civilians reported killed:
At least 2

Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Mosul Eye [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Poor – single sourced.
Coalition position: For October 31st-November 1st, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units; destroyed nine vehicles, a VBIED, and a VBIED facility; damaged 20 vehicles; and damaged a tunnel.”
For November 1st-2nd, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed four vehicles, a mortar system, and a fighting position; damaged two fighting positions; and suppressed three tactical units, two heavy machine guns, and a mortar system.”

 

November 1st, 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Five civilians were killed and 10 wounded by artillery shelling, according to local sources. 
Yaquen reported that 5 civilians were killed and 10 wounded – “mostly women and children” – in Mosul’s eastern half due to indiscriminate bombing. The report cited sources who said the attacks originated from French artillery shelling. Baghdad Post similarly cited French forces.

Other outlets, including Al Noor News, also reported that neighborhoods in  were subject to artillery fire, and did not cite warplanes for the attacks.
Civilians reported killed: 5
Civilians reported injured: 10
Sources: Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], Hathalyoum [Arabic] [Archived], Al Noor News [Arabic] [Archived], The Baghdad Post [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Contested – appears to be due to artillery fire, possibly French.
Coalition position: For October 31st-November 1st, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units; destroyed nine vehicles, a VBIED, and a VBIED facility; damaged 20 vehicles; and damaged a tunnel.”
For November 1st-2nd, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed four vehicles, a mortar system, and a fighting position; damaged two fighting positions; and suppressed three tactical units, two heavy machine guns, and a mortar system.”

 

November 2nd 2016: كفرتخاريم Kafr Takharim, Idlib Governorate, Syria
Summary: Two combatants were killed by an airstrike in Idlib, according to local sources.
Baladi Network initially reported that a car carrying civilians was hit with three missiles, “leading to the burning of the car and the charring of the bodies of two people.” Images posted by the outlet showed a large fire and a burnt car.

However, other outlets, including Syria News Desk and Step News Agency identified the two victims as members of the Fatah al Sham Front, and not civilians.
“International coalition kills members of Fatah al Sham with a drone in the countryside of Idlib,” wrote Step News Agency.
Network of the Holy Defense identified the two as “leaders in Jahbat al Nusra Alaa Ayoub and Mustapha Ze’itar.
Civilians reported killed: 0-2 civilians, 2 combatants
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Baladi Network [Arabic] [Archived], Civil Defense Idlib video [Arabic] [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic] [Archived], Step News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Network of Holy Defense [Arabic] [Archived], Barq news [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For November 1st-2nd the Coalition reported no strikes in Syria. 
For November 2nd-3rd the Coalition reported “Near Idlib, two strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed five vehicles and two fighting positions.”

The Jahbat al Nusra leaders reportedly targeted by US

 

November 2nd 2016معرة مصرين Maarat Mislin, Idlib Governorate, Syria
Summary: Airstrikes variously blamed on the Coalition, on Russia and on the Assad regime targeted Fatah al Sham positions in Maarat Mislin, reportedly also killing four civilians and injuring at least two more.
Initial reports – which said the town was struck three times – claimed either Russia or the Assad regime was responsible. The Syrian Network for example reported that “4 persons at least were killed and others were injured by bombing by warplane over areas in the town of Ma’arrat Misrin in the northern countryside of Idlib, the sources said that they targeted the headquarters area of Fath al-Sham Front.” Shahba Press said ten people were injured.
However a statement issued on March 9th by Fatah al Sham blamed the Coalition: “On Wednesday 2nd November 2016 the protector of internatonal crime the oppressive America targeted one of the centres of al Mujahidin in Maarat Misrin in the Idlib countryside which destroyed the place completely killing all the mujahidin who were inside. The most notable of the martyrs were:
-Adel Abu Mohammad al Ansari
-Abu Hamza al Masri [administrator]
May god receive them in his paradise.This targeting complements the role played by Russia in bombing and destroying and supporting Bashar’s regime.” The press release made no mention of civilian casualties.
Civilians reported killed: 4
Civilians reported injured: 2 to 10
Sources: Sky Souria [Arabic] [Archived], LCCSY (1) [Arabic] [Archived], LCCSY (2) [Arabic] [Archived], LCCSY (3) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Holy Defence Network [Arabic] [Archived], Idlib News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Step News [Arabic] [Archived], Syria Idlib Today [Arabic] [Archived], Shahba Press [Arabic] [Archived], White Helmets – video, Union Activists Revolution – video, Union Activists Revolution – video (2), Syria News Desk [Arabic] [Archived], Fatah al Sham statement [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (2) [Archived], Step News (2) [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Contested – either Coalition, Russia or Assad regime
Coalition position: For November 1st-2nd the Coalition reported no strikes in Syria. 
For November 2nd-3rd the Coalition reported: ““Near Idlib, two strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed five vehicles and two fighting positions.”

 

November 2nd, 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Four women were killed and 17 people injured, including women and children, by Coalition strikes according to local media. However the Coalition later refuted any involvement.
An initial reported from ISIL-controlled al A’amaq claimed that four women were killed and 17 people injured, including women and children in a “US” bombing in parts of eastern Mosul. Several other reports, including from Iraq 24, Al Sharqiya and Al Rafidain gave the exact same information, likely based on ISIL’s reporting.

Yaqein described heavy bombing from Coalition planes in Mosul, striking the Qudis neighborhood. But it too cited what would appear to be al A’maq’s original casualty figures.
A video released by al A’amaq showed the destruction of several structures, with rubble lying in the street. Warplanes can be heard flying in the area.
A Coalition statement issued January 2nd 2017 noted: “No Coalition strikes were conducted on structures in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.”
Civilians reported killed: 4 women
Civilians reported injured: 17
Sources: Al A’amaq (ISIL-controlled) [Arabic] [Archived], Al A’amaq (ISIL-controlled) – video [Arabic] [Archived], Iraq 24 News [Arabic] [Archived], Al Rafidain [Arabic] [Archived], Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], Al Sharqiya 24 [Arabic] [Archived], Coalition civilian casualty report (January 2017),

Quality of reporting: Fair civilian casualty reports, though Coalition denies responsibility. Any casualties may have been caused by other ordnance or actor.
Coalition position: For November 1st-2nd, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed four vehicles, a mortar system, and a fighting position; damaged two fighting positions; and suppressed three tactical units, two heavy machine guns, and a mortar system.”
For November 2nd-3rd, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, seven strikes engaged two tactical units; destroyed an ISIL headquarters building, five storage containers, two mortar systems, two fighting positions, an IED factory, a supply cache, a sniper position, an observation post, and a culvert; and damaged two tunnels, a bridge, and a supply route.”

 

November 2nd 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Three members of a family, as well as a father and son were killed by mortar fire in eastern Mosul, according to local sources.
Mosul Eye reported that mortars fell on apartment buildings, “and killed a family of 3.”

Mosul Kadema named two additional victims: Waleed Tamer, and Abus Rahma, and posted pictures of both.
Civilians reported killed: 5
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Mosul Eye  [Archived], @zyaad_alsenjary [Arabic] [Archived], Mosul Kadena [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Contested – appears to be due to mortars or other ground based weapons.
Coalition position: For November 1st-2nd, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed four vehicles, a mortar system, and a fighting position; damaged two fighting positions; and suppressed three tactical units, two heavy machine guns, and a mortar system.”
For November 2nd-3rd, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, seven strikes engaged two tactical units; destroyed an ISIL headquarters building, five storage containers, two mortar systems, two fighting positions, an IED factory, a supply cache, a sniper position, an observation post, and a culvert; and damaged two tunnels, a bridge, and a supply route.” 

Waleed Thamer. Picture courtesy of Mosul Al Kedama.
Waleed Thamer. Picture courtesy of Mosul Al Kedama.

November 3rd 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Nine civilians were killed and over 115 claimed wounded, according to ISIL-linked sources.
ISIL-controlled al A’amaq reported that more than 9 civilians died, including four children and a woman, and “about 115 wounded as a result of US airstrikes” in Mosul.

A distressing video posted by the ISIL-controlled outlet initially shows several destroyed buildings in what appeared to be a residential neighborhood. Later footage depicts wounded people in the hospital, including injured and stunned boys and girls, as well as what appears to be one dead girl.
The only other reports referenced al A’amaq.
Civilians reported killed: 9, including 4 children and a woman
Civilians reported injured: 115
Sources: @AlhusaeniMus [Arabic] [Archived], Al A’amaq (ISIL-controlled) [Arabic] [Archived], GRAPHIC: Al A’amaq (ISIL-controlled) (2) – video [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Fair – though casualty figures are all from ISIL-controlled media.
Coalition position: For November 2nd-3rd, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, seven strikes engaged two tactical units; destroyed an ISIL headquarters building, five storage containers, two mortar systems, two fighting positions, an IED factory, a supply cache, a sniper position, an observation post, and a culvert; and damaged two tunnels, a bridge, and a supply route.”
For November 3rd-4th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed five mortar systems, four vehicles, three ISIL-held buildings, two VBIEDs, two fighting positions and an ISIL headquarters building; and damaged two fighting positions and a front end loader.”

Screenshot from al A'amaq video showing destroyed buildings. Later footage shows victims.
Screenshot from ISIL-controlled Al A’amaq video showing destroyed buildings. Later footage shows victims.

November 3rd 2016: قرية لقطة   Lakta village, Raqqa governorate, Syria

Suleiman Al Ahmad al Ghannam (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently)
Suleiman Al Ahmad al Ghannam (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently)

Summary: A man was killed when the car he was in was hit by an airstrike, according to local sources. 
RBSS reported that a man named Suleiman Al Ahmad al Ghannam was killed “after his injury in an air raid launched by the international coalition on the village of Lakta in the northern Raqqa countryside.” Al Natek offered an identical account, possibly taken from RBSS.

In a later statement issued by writers in Raqqa, it was reported that “Suleiman al Ghannam had volunteered to take people with his van from areas under the control of Kurdish forces to the main road that connects Raqqa to Tal Abiyad. The front of his van was targeted  by a missile from a warplane which hit the front of the vehicle, killing all sitting in the front while passengers sitting in the back including women and children survived.”
The statement – signed by more than 100 writers and journalists from the Raqqa area – called on the Coalition to ‘stop targeting civilians in the province of Raqqa and in all other areas, and open transparent investigation incidents into shelling of civilian sites by the international coalition and to hold accountable anyone found responsible.”
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Raqqa is Being Silently Slaughtered [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Silently Slaughtered (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Al Natek Network [Arabic] [Archived], All 4 Syria [Arabic] [Archived], Writers’ Statement [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For November 2nd-3rd, the Coalition reported “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an oil pump jack and a vehicle.”
For November 3rd-4th, the Coalition reported “Near Ayn Isa, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit.”

 

 

November 4th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: ISIL shelling killed five civilians and wounded many others, according to a local source.
Al Noor News reported that shelling by ISIL forces killed five civilians and injured “nearly two dozen others.” Sources cites in the report said ISIL was firing indiscriminately towards advancing Iraqi security forces, and caused displacement of residents.

Civilians reported killed: 5
Civilians reported injured: at least 20
Sources: Al Noor News [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Contested – ISIL was responsible. Also currently single sourced.
Coalition position: For November 3rd-4th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed five mortar systems, four vehicles, three ISIL-held buildings, two VBIEDs, two fighting positions and an ISIL headquarters building; and damaged two fighting positions and a front end loader.” For November 4th-5th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, nine strikes engaged five ISIL tactical units and four staging areas; destroyed five vehicles, thr04/1ee weapons caches, three mortar systems, a storage facility, a VBIED, and an ISIL-held building; and damaged an ISIL supply route, a bridge, and a tunnel.”

 

November 4th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: A father and his daughter were killed in Coalition airstrikes, according to a single local report. 
Mosul Eye reported that “2 civilians (father and his daughter) have been killed in US-led coalition airstrikes in Al-Kindy neighborhood, on the eastern bank of Mosul.”

Civilians reported killed: 2, including 1 child
Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Mosul Eye [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Poor – currently single sourced.
Coalition position: For November 3rd-4th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed five mortar systems, four vehicles, three ISIL-held buildings, two VBIEDs, two fighting positions and an ISIL headquarters building; and damaged two fighting positions and a front end loader.”
For November 4th-5th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, nine strikes engaged five ISIL tactical units and four staging areas; destroyed five vehicles, three weapons caches, three mortar systems, a storage facility, a VBIED, and an ISIL-held building; and damaged an ISIL supply route, a bridge, and a tunnel.”

 

November 4th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: A local outlet reported Coalition bombing in an industrial area in Mosul, causing unknown casualties. 
Iraq 24 News reported widescale Coalition bombing in Mosul, including the industrial area. This led to “four civilian casualties in addition to the dead Daesh,” continued the report.

Civilians reported killed: unknown
Civilians reported injured: 1 or more
Sources: Iraq 24 News [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Poor – currently single sourced and with little detail.
Coalition position: For November 3rd-4th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed five mortar systems, four vehicles, three ISIL-held buildings, two VBIEDs, two fighting positions and an ISIL headquarters building; and damaged two fighting positions and a front end loader.”
For November 4th-5th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, nine strikes engaged five ISIL tactical units and four staging areas; destroyed five vehicles, three weapons caches, three mortar systems, a storage facility, a VBIED, and an ISIL-held building; and damaged an ISIL supply route, a bridge, and a tunnel.”

 

November 4th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Members of several families were killed by bombings in Mosul, according to one local report.
Mosul Eye reported that members of three families were killed due to “bombardment” in Al-Kindi and Al-Kafa’at Al Thinita neighborhoods of Mosul. “The houses ISIL used are now empty,” Mosul Eye clarified. “The residents are the victims.” Mosul Eye however did not directly blame the Coalition, nor did it provide exact casualty figures.

A local tweet said 21 civilians died in the incident, though did not specify who was responsible for the ‘bombing.’ Mosul Third Eye said that 30 civilians from four families were casualties – though again did not specify which munitions belligerent were responsible.
Civilians reported killed: 21
Civilians reported injured: 9
Sources: Mosul Eye [Arabic] [Archived], Alduferi 1969 tweet [Arabic] [Archived], Mosul – the Third Eye [Arabic] [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Contested – unclear whether a Coalition strike
Coalition position: For November 3rd-4th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed five mortar systems, four vehicles, three ISIL-held buildings, two VBIEDs, two fighting positions and an ISIL headquarters building; and damaged two fighting positions and a front end loader.”
For November 4th-5th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, nine strikes engaged five ISIL tactical units and four staging areas; destroyed five vehicles, three weapons caches, three mortar systems, a storage facility, a VBIED, and an ISIL-held building; and damaged an ISIL supply route, a bridge, and a tunnel.”

 

November 4th 2016: قرية الحيوي Al Hiyewi village, Raqqa, Syria
Summary: Three men were killed in airstrikes, according to a local source.
RBSS reported the deaths of three men “following air raids carried out by the international coalition.” It named the victims as Mahmoud al Kader; Mohammad al Rudaini; and Mohammad al Atra.

The Syrian Network and several outlets including Shaam News Network also reported the deaths of 3 civilians. Deir Ezzor and al Raqqa Legal Network shared the same three names as RBSS. LCCSY, however, put the number killed in Hiyewi at five.
A statement later issued by 100 Syrian writers provided more details: “Coalition aircraft had targeted on Friday a civilian car with machine guns, killing three people from Khaniz village near  Raqqa,  close to al Hiywei village.They were returning to their village after giving their condolences to a relative who was also killed by the International Coalition.”
The statement also called on the Coalition to “stop targeting civilians in the province of Raqqa and in all other areas, and open transparent investigation incidents into shelling of civilian sites by the international coalition and to hold accountable anyone found responsible.”
Civilians reported killed: 3-5
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Raqqa is Being Silently Slaughtered [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Silently Slaughtered (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Press Centre [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor and al Raqqa Legal Network [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived], LCCSY [Arabic] [Archived], All 4 Syria [Arabic] [Archived], Writers’ Statement [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Fair – with multiple reports including names. 
Coalition position: For November 3rd-4th, the Coalition reported “Near Ayn Isa, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit.”
For November 4th-5th, the Coalition reported “Near Ayn Isa, three strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed three vehicles and an unmanned aerial vehicle.”

Mahmoud al Kader, Mohammad al Rudaini, and Mohammad al Atra (via Raqqa is Being SlaughteredSilently)
Mahmoud al Kader, Mohammad al Rudaini, and Mohammad al Atra (via Raqqa is Being SlaughteredSilently)

 

November 5th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary: Nine civilians were killed in coalition strikes in eastern Mosul, according to local reports.
Orient News cited an “Iraqi security source” and reported “the killing of nine civilians in an air strike” that hit two houses in the east of Mosul, and wrote that it was likely carried out by the Coalition.

Al Manar and News of Iraq also cited the same casualty figures, though Al Manar seemed to using the same source as Orient News. Nineveh MC did not assign blame, and only referred to “indiscriminate bombing.”
Civilians reported killed: 9

Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Orient News [Arabic] [Archived], Al Manar News [Arabic] [Archived], News of Iraq [Arabic] [Archived], Nineveh MC [Arabic] [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For November 4th-5th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, nine strikes engaged five ISIL tactical units and four staging areas; destroyed five vehicles, three weapons caches, three mortar systems, a storage facility, a VBIED, and an ISIL-held building; and damaged an ISIL supply route, a bridge, and a tunnel.”
For November 5th-6th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units, a mortar system and a fighting position; destroyed four vehicles, three mortar systems, a VBIED, a command and control node, an artillery system, and a weapons cache; and damaged three tunnel systems and a vehicle.”

 

November 6th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary: An Iraqi security source who spoke with Airwars reported the deaths of 16 civilians spread among several families. The source said they were all in a house in a neighborhood of eastern Mosul when it was hit by an airstrike at 7PM on November 6th.
Civilians reported killed: 16

Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Iraqi Security Source

Quality of reporting: Poor – currently single sourced
Coalition position: For November 5th-6th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units, a mortar system and a fighting position; destroyed four vehicles, three mortar systems, a VBIED, a command and control node, an artillery system, and a weapons cache; and damaged three tunnel systems and a vehicle.”
For November 6th-7th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, seven strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units and three staging areas; destroyed 16 vehicles, seven mortar systems, three weapons caches, two ISIL-held buildings, an ISIL headquarters building, and a training facility; damaged two ISIL supply routes; degraded three ISIL tunnels; and suppressed two ISIL tactical units.”

 

November 6th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary: In an incident previously unknown to Airwars, the Coalition admitted that it had likely killed seven civilians in an airstrike at Shahid Yunis.

In its monthly civilian casualty report for January 2017, the Coalition noted: “Nov. 6, 2016, near Shahid-Yunis As Sab, Iraq: During a strike on ISIL fighters in a moving vehicle it is assessed that seven civilians were unintentionally killed when the targeted vehicle came into close proximity to two stationary vehicles just prior to the munition’s impact.”
Reports at the time referred only to ‘heavy sheling’ in the area.
On April 30th 2017 the Coalition modified its report, noting: “Nov. 6, 2016, near Shahid-Yunis As Sab, Iraq: Number 1 on the Jan 2, 2017, CJTF-OIR press release reported that seven civilians were killed during a strike on ISIS fighters in a moving vehicle. That was incorrect, it was assessed that two civilians were unintentionally killed and five injured.”
Civilians reported killed: 2
Civilians reported injured: 5
Sources: Mosul 1231 [Arabic] [Archived], Coalition civilian casualty report (January 2017), Coalition monthly report (May 2017),

Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED CASUALTY EVENT
Coalition position: For November 5th-6th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units, a mortar system and a fighting position; destroyed four vehicles, three mortar systems, a VBIED, a command and control node, an artillery system, and a weapons cache; and damaged three tunnel systems and a vehicle.”
For November 6th-7th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, seven strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units and three staging areas; destroyed 16 vehicles, seven mortar systems, three weapons caches, two ISIL-held buildings, an ISIL headquarters building, and a training facility; damaged two ISIL supply routes; degraded three ISIL tunnels; and suppressed two ISIL tactical units.”

 

November 6th 2016: حي الصفصافة Al Safsafa neighbourhood, الرقة Raqqa City, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Four civilians were killed in coalition strikes, according to local sources.
Step News Agency reported that “4 civilians were killed and others injured in an air raid by the international coalition targeting Al Safsafa neighborhood in the city of Raqqa.”
Al Mirsad and Al Amawi also reported raids in the neighborhood and said 4 civilians were killed.
Radio al Kul noted that clashes had taken place during the night between Kurdish forces and ISIL near Ain Issa, shortly after the announcement of the SDF’s campaign to retake Raqqa. 
Civilians reported killed: 4
Civilians reported injured: at least 2
Sources: Step News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Al Mirsad News [Arabic] [Archived], Al Amawi News [Arabic] [Archived], Radio al Kul [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Fair 
Coalition position: For November 5th-6th, the Coalition reported “Near Ar Raqqah, one strike engaged oil processing equipment.”
For November 6th-7th, the Coalition did not report airstrikes “Near Raqqa” but did report “Near Ayn Isa, 16 strikes engaged 12 ISIL tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions, five vehicles, two VBIEDs, and a communications node”

 

November 6th 2016: قرية لقطة Lakta village, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: At least 7 civilians were killed by by a Coalition airstrike, according to an ISIL-controlled outlet.
ISIL-controlled Al A’amaq reported that “international coalition planes” targeted two homes in Lakta, “and killed at least seven civilians.”
Thus far, Al A’amaq is the only source that references this incident specifically. However, other monitors and outlets, including the Syrian Observatory and Bas News reported heavy fighting in the area involving Kurdish/SDF forces and ISIL.
Civilians reported killed: at least 7
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Al A’amaq (ISIL-controlled) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Bas News [Arabic] [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Poor – only source referencing casualties is ISIL-controlled
Coalition position: For November 5th-6th, the Coalition reported “Near Ayn Isa, seven strikes engaged five ISIL tactical units and destroyed a vehicle and four fighting positions” and “Near Ar Raqqah, one strike engaged oil processing equipment.”
For November 6th-7th, the Coalition did not report airstrikes “Near Raqqa” but did report “Near Ayn Isa, 16 strikes engaged 12 ISIL tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions, five vehicles, two VBIEDs, and a communications node”

 

November 7th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh, Iraq
Summary: 14 civilians were killed by Coalition strikes, according to local sources.
IBN News reported the deaths of 14 civilians who were “mistakenly” hit in a Coalition raid in southeast Mosul. However the Coalition later denied responsibility.
IBN cited a medical source who said the dead included women and children. Iraqi Spring Media Center and al Jazeera also reported the deaths of 14 civilians. Al Araby added that 9 civilians were wounded.
A Coalition report issued January 2nd 21017 noted: “Nov. 7, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that no civilians were harmed in this strike.”
Civilians reported killed: 14, including women and children 
Civilians reported injured: 9
Sources: IBN News [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jazeera [Arabic] [Archived], Al Araby [Arabic] [Archived], Coalition civilian casualty report (January 2017),

Quality of reporting: ASSESSED EVENT. Coalition denies responsibility. Any civilian casualties may have been caused by other ordnance.
Coalition position: For November 6th-7th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, seven strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units and three staging areas; destroyed 16 vehicles, seven mortar systems, three weapons caches, two ISIL-held buildings, an ISIL headquarters building, and a training facility; damaged two ISIL supply routes; degraded three ISIL tunnels; and suppressed two ISIL tactical units.”
For November 7th-8th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged five ISIL tactical units and a staging area; destroyed six fighting positions, six mortar systems, four VBIEDs, two vehicles, two rocket systems, two ISIL-held buildings, a command and control node; suppressed a heavy machine gun, a sniper position, a rocket system; damaged an ISIL vehicle; and degraded three tunnels.”

 

November 7th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh, Iraq
Summary: Four civilians were killed in a strike, according to one local source.
Yaqein reported that three children and a male civilian were killed in the northeast Al Masarif neighborhood of Mosul. The attacks “severely damaged houses and shops in the neighborhood.”
Civilians reported killed: 4, including 3 children
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], Mosul Ateka [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Poor – currently single sourced
Coalition position: For November 6th-7th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, seven strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units and three staging areas; destroyed 16 vehicles, seven mortar systems, three weapons caches, two ISIL-held buildings, an ISIL headquarters building, and a training facility; damaged two ISIL supply routes; degraded three ISIL tunnels; and suppressed two ISIL tactical units.”
For November 7th-8th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged five ISIL tactical units and a staging area; destroyed six fighting positions, six mortar systems, four VBIEDs, two vehicles, two rocket systems, two ISIL-held buildings, a command and control node; suppressed a heavy machine gun, a sniper position, a rocket system; damaged an ISIL vehicle; and degraded three tunnels.”

 

November 7th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary: Coalition aircraft accidentally bombed Iraqi forces in eastern Mosul, according to local sources. 
A source told Yagein that “international coalition airstrikes targeted sites shared by government forces near al-Zahra neighborhood… killing and wounding dozens of those forces.”
Iraqi Spring also reported that “dozens” of government forces were killed or wounded when the coalition “mistakenly shelled them near Zahra neighborhood.”
Friendly forces reported killed: 12 or more

Friendly forces reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Yagein [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], Breaking NewsPlus (Facebook) [Arabic] [Archived], Annaharkw [Arabic] [Archived], Almaalomah [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For November 6th-7th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, seven strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units and three staging areas; destroyed 16 vehicles, seven mortar systems, three weapons caches, two ISIL-held buildings, an ISIL headquarters building, and a training facility; damaged two ISIL supply routes; degraded three ISIL tunnels; and suppressed two ISIL tactical units.”
For November 6th-7th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, seven strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units and three staging areas; destroyed 16 vehicles, seven mortar systems, three weapons caches, two ISIL-held buildings, an ISIL headquarters building, and a training facility; damaged two ISIL supply routes; degraded three ISIL tunnels; and suppressed two ISIL tactical units.”

 

November 7th 2016: Raqqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria

Ammar Omar al Dakmawi (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently)
Ammar Omar al Dakmawi (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently)

Summary: A man was killed in Raqqa by a Coalition strike, according to one local source.
RBSS reported that a “young man” named Ammar Omar al Dakmawi was killed in a Coaltion raid on Raqqa. VDC identifed him as a civilian.
Civilians reported killed: 4
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: RBSS [Arabic] [Archived], Violations Documentation Center [Archived], Free Deir Ezzor [Arabic] [Archived], Al Natek Network [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Fair – though no Coalition strikes publicly reported in vicinity
Coalition position: For November 6th-7th, the Coalition reported no strikes near Raqqa. 
For November 7th-8th, the Coalition reported no strikes near Raqqa.

 

 

November 7th 2016: خنيز السلمان  Khaniz al Salman village, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary
: Several outlets reported the death of a man from Coalition strikes.
RBSS and Shaam News Network reported the death of a civilian “driver” who was operating a tractor when the vehicle was targeted by a Coalition strike.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: RBSS [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor and al Raqqa Legal Network [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Al A’amaq (ISIL-controlled) [Arabic] [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For November 6th-7th, the Coalition reported no strikes near Raqqa, but reported “Near Ayn Isa, 16 strikes engaged 12 ISIL tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions, five vehicles, two VBIEDs, and a communications node.”
For November 7th-8th, the Coalition reported no strikes near Raqqa but reported “Near Ayn Isa, 15 strikes engaged seven ISIL tactical units, destroyed five fighting positions, three vehicles, two bridges, an artillery system, and damaged three supply routes.”

 

November 7th 2016: northern countryside of Raqqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Three individuals were killed in a Coalition strike, local sources reported.
Euphrates Post said that international coalition strikes killed three individuals traveling in a car “in the desert of Al Raqqa.” They named them as Hajj Khalifa Abboud al Sharida, Fawwaz Said al Habboud and Khalifa al Hamiddi. It identified them as being from Bokros in Deir Ezzor province though did not clarify if they were civilians.
The Deir Ezzor and Raqqa Legal Network also reported the same names, and said the three men had been killed by “coalition planes.”
The Syrian Observatory reported Coalition raids in the area, but did not cite casualties.

Civilians reported killed: 3, but unclear if civilians
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: 
Euphrates Post – photos [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor and Raqqa Legal Network [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Bokros Coordinating Committee [Arabic] [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Contested – unclear if they are civilians
Coalition position: For November 6th-7th, the Coalition reported no strikes near Raqqa, but reported “Near Ayn Isa, 16 strikes engaged 12 ISIL tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions, five vehicles, two VBIEDs, and a communications node”
For November 7th-8th, the Coalition reported no strikes near Raqqa but reported “Near Ayn Isa, 15 strikes engaged seven ISIL tactical units, destroyed five fighting positions, three vehicles, two bridges, an artillery system, and damaged three supply routes.”

 

November 7th 2016: قرية قباسين al Qabasin, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: One civilian male named as Farouk Dabbas was reported killed in a ‘Coalition’ airstrike at al Qabasin. However Turkish forces and their FSA allies were moore likely to have been respnsible.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources:
Violations Documentation Centre [Archived], Halaab News Network [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Contested – most likely Turkey/ FSA
Coalition position: For November 6th-7th, the Coalition reported no strikes near Raqqa, but reported “Near Ayn Isa, 16 strikes engaged 12 ISIL tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions, five vehicles, two VBIEDs, and a communications node”
For November 7th-8th, the Coalition reported no strikes near Raqqa but reported “Near Ayn Isa, 15 strikes engaged seven ISIL tactical units, destroyed five fighting positions, three vehicles, two bridges, an artillery system, and damaged three supply routes.”

A map issued by the Turkish military November 7th showed its forces to be fighting just north of al-Qabasin
A map issued by the Turkish military November 7th showed its forces to be fighting just north of al-Qabasin

 

November 8th 2016قرية الهيشةة   Al Heisha village, Raqqa governorate, Syria 

The son of Abd al Khalaf al Saleh (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently)
The son of Abd al Khalaf al Saleh (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently)

Summary: As many as 24 civilians were killed in attacks – possibly carried out by both SDF and Coalition – according to local sources.
Raqqa is Being Silently Slaughtered initially reported 7 victims killed “in the international coalition raids and Kurdish militia artillery.” It later released an updated casualty assessment, counting 23 victims as victims of “a massacre committed by the international coalition.” RBSS identified 16:
Ali Al Jabli
Amouna ali al Habboud
Ali Mohammad al Habboud
Lufti al Ali al Hissein
The son and daughter of Ammar Ayed al Habboud (2)
Fidda, identified as the wife of Ali al Mohammad
Saliha, identified as the wife of Ali al Khalaf,
as well as al Khalaf’s son [pictured] and his wife (3)
A man identified as Asfour,
as well as his wife and daughter (3)
A female victim identified as Ayed Al Ali Al Habboud
A woman identified Aoush
Yusuf al Jassem al Haj Arouda

RBSS also listed two unidentified children, and two additional unidentified bodies. It later posted several photos of what it claimed to be victims, including a girl that it named as Saja Ammar Ayed al Habboud.
Local Coordination Committees in Syria reported a lower total in the village of 9 and attributed their deaths to SDF forces. The Syrian Network also reported shelling, describing the incident as a “massacre.” The Syrian Observatory blamed the Coalition and put the final death toll at 20, including 9 women and 2 chidlren. It noted clashes in the area between the SDF and ISIL.It cited an eyewitness: ““We were sitting in our houses in the village of al-Haisha as we used to hear the sounds of the coalition warplanes flying over the town. After a few minutes the warplanes targeted the village with missiles leading to massive explosions, the inhabitants ran with their children into shelters, some of them just left their houses without knowing where to go when the coalition warplanes targeted them again leading to the death of one whole family.”

Step News Agency confirmed a total of 23 civilians killed, but claimed they were victims of both SDF artillery and Coalition aircraft “during the past three days.” Masar Press placed the final toll at 24 killed.
In a statement issued January 2nd 2017 the Coalition stated: “Nov. 8, 2016, near Al Heisha or Ayn Issa, Syria: Insufficient information provided or available to assess the credibility of the reported civilian casualties.
Civilians reported killed: 17-24, including 2-9 children and 5-9 women

Civilians reported injured: 30
Sources: 
Raqqa is Being SlaughteredSilently (1) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (2) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (3) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (4) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (5) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (6) [Arabic] [Archived], LCCSY [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights (2) [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights (3) [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (2) [Archived], Sham News Network [Archived], AFP [Archived], Al A’amaq (ISIL-controlled) [Arabic] [Archived], Step News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic] [Archived], GRAPHIC RBSS (7) – photo of child victim [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights (4) [Archived], LCCSY [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (3) [Archived], Ara News [Arabic] [Archived], Masar Press [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Coalition civilian casualty report (January 2017),

Quality of reporting: Contested – both SDF and Coalition are cited
Coalition position: For November 7th-8th, the Coalition reported no strikes near Raqqa but reported “Near Ayn Isa, 15 strikes engaged seven ISIL tactical units, destroyed five fighting positions, three vehicles, two bridges, an artillery system, and damaged three supply routes.”
For November 8th-9th it reported: “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes destroyed two ISIL oil well heads and an oil pump. Near Ayn Isa, seven strikes engaged six ISIL tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions, a vehicle, and a VBIED facility.”

 

November 8th 2016بلدة الكالطة   Al Kalta village, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Two children were reported killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike on a tractor at al kalta. The source appeared to be ISIL media arm Al A’amaq.
Al Jazeera said five civilians in total died – though suggested some of the deaths occured elsewhere. Qassioun stated that “fighter jets of the international coalition launched a massive air raid on the village of Al Kalta in the countryside of northern Raqqa, which resulted in the killing of five civilians and wounded dozens, including women and children.”
Civilians reported killed: 2-5, including 2 children
Civilians reported injured: 12-24
Sources:
Al A’Amaq [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jazeera [Arabic] [Archived], Al A’Amaq (2) – video, Qasioun [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For November 7th-8th, the Coalition reported no strikes near Raqqa but reported “Near Ayn Isa, 15 strikes engaged seven ISIL tactical units, destroyed five fighting positions, three vehicles, two bridges, an artillery system, and damaged three supply routes.”
For November 8th-9th it reported: “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes destroyed two ISIL oil well heads and an oil pump. Near Ayn Isa, seven strikes engaged six ISIL tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions, a vehicle, and a VBIED facility.”

A still from an Al A'Amaq propaganda video showing the site of a reported Coalition strike at al Kalta which targeted a truck but also killed two children
A still from an Al A’Amaq propaganda video showing the site of a reported Coalition strike at al Kalta which targeted a truck but also allegedly killed two children

 

November 8th-9th 2016تل السمن Tal Al Samin village, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: One civilian was reported killed and four injured following an alleged Coaliiton strike on Tal al Samin.
According to Qasioun, “Coalition planes also raided the village of Tal Samin in the northern city of Raqqa, killing a civilian and wounding four others.” While no other sources alleged civilian deaths, heavy fighting in the vicinity between ISIL and SDF forces was reported.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: 4
Sources:
Qasioun [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jisr TV [Arabic] [Archived], VIDEO – ‘November 9th 2016: The campaign Wrath of the Euphrates approaches Tal al Samin’,

Quality of reporting: Weak – presently single source
Coalition position: For November 8th-9th it reported: “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes destroyed two ISIL oil well heads and an oil pump. Near Ayn Isa, seven strikes engaged six ISIL tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions, a vehicle, and a VBIED facility.”
For November 9th-10th, the Coalition reported “Near Ar Raqqah, three strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed a fighting position and a vehicle” and “Near Ayn Isa, 13 strikes engaged eight ISIL tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions, a vehicle, a cave, a bridge and an IED.”

November 9th 2016: The campaign Wrath of the Euphrates approaches Tal al Samin’

 

November 9th 2016: قرية خنيز  Khaniz village, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: One outlet, Step News Agency, reported a Coalition raid at noon local time that caused “civilian casualties and a new massacre.” There are currently no further details.
Civilians reported killed: unknown
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources:
Step News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Poor – single sourced
Coalition position: For November 8th-9th, the Coalition reported “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes destroyed two ISIL oil well heads and an oil pump” and “Near Ayn Isa, seven strikes engaged six ISIL tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions, a vehicle, and a VBIED facility.”
For November 9th-10th, the Coalition reported “Near Ar Raqqah, three strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed a fighting position and a vehicle” and “Near Ayn Isa, 13 strikes engaged eight ISIL tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions, a vehicle, a cave, a bridge and an IED.”

 

November 9th 2016: Raqqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: One civilian was killed and several injured due to a Coalition attack, according to a local source.
Step News Agency reported that a Coalition raid at dawn “targeting the IS security perimeter in the city of Raqqa” killed one civilian and wounded others “including women and children.”

Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources:
Step News Agency [Arabic] [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Poor – single sourced
Coalition position: For November 8th-9th, the Coalition reported “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes destroyed two ISIL oil well heads and an oil pump.”
For November 9th-10th, the Coalition reported “Near Ar Raqqah, three strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed a fighting position and a vehicle.”

 

November 9th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary: Four civilians were killed by a Coalition strike, according to one local source.
Hakaek reported that a family of four were killed in a Coalition strike in Mosul. It said strikes hit their home in the Al Askari neighborhood. A source told Hakaek that ISIL fighters were not in the vicinity at the time.
Civilians reported killed: 4
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Hakaek [Arabic] [Archived], Almaalomah [Arabic] [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Poor – currently single sourced
Coalition position: For November 8th-9th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed six ISIL-held buildings, four fighting positions, three mortar systems, a heavy machine gun, and a sniper position; suppressed two tactical units; and damaged a mortar system.”
For November 9th-10, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, seven strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed five ISIL-held buildings, four vehicles, three mortar systems, three medium machine guns, four tunnels, two VBIEDs; damaged two supply routes, a solar panel, a rocket-propelled grenade, a VBIED facility, and a fighting position.”

 

November 9th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: A family of five was killed by Coalition strikes in Mosul, according to one local source.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources:
الموصل العين الثالثة [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Poor – single sourced
Coalition position: For November 8th-9th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed six ISIL-held buildings, four fighting positions, three mortar systems, a heavy machine gun, and a sniper position; suppressed two tactical units; and damaged a mortar system.”
For November 9th-10, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, seven strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed five ISIL-held buildings, four vehicles, three mortar systems, three medium machine guns, four tunnels, two VBIEDs; damaged two supply routes, a solar panel, a rocket-propelled grenade, a VBIED facility, and a fighting position.”

 

November 10th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Iraqi security forces were allegedly killed in a mistaken Coalition attack.
According to several sources including ISIL-controlled Al A’amaq, the Coalition mistakenly bombed and killed Iraqi security forces in the east of Mosul. Shamel News Network said “dozens” had died but gave no further details.

Friendly forces reported killed: 12 or more
Friendly forces reported injured: unknown
Sources:
 Al A’amaq (ISIL-controlled) [Arabic] [Archived], @omar_madaniah [Arabic] [Archived], Shamel News Network [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For November 9th-10, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, seven strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed five ISIL-held buildings, four vehicles, three mortar systems, three medium machine guns, four tunnels, two VBIEDs; damaged two supply routes, a solar panel, a rocket-propelled grenade, a VBIED facility, and a fighting position.”
For November 10th-11th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, seven strikes engaged six ISIL tactical units and a staging area; destroyed six mortar systems, three vehicles, two weapons caches, an artillery system; and damaged a mortar system.”

 

November 11th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary: Airwars’ Iraq researcher met three young victims of violence in eastern Mosul at an evacuation center.
The three children were all boys aged between 10-11 years. Two were brothers who had been injured by an unidentified explosion outside their home in eastern Mosul on November 14th. The third said he had been injured by an airstrike in Zahrar neighborhood on November 11th. 
Civilians reported killed: 0

Civilians reported injured: 3
Sources: Airwars researcher

Quality of reporting: Poor – currently single sourced.
Coalition position: For November 10th-11th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, seven strikes engaged six ISIL tactical units and a staging area; destroyed six mortar systems, three vehicles, two weapons caches, an artillery system; and damaged a mortar system.” For November 11th-12th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units and destroyed five mortar systems, four vehicles, two tunnel entrances, two heavy machine guns, a VBIED, a weapons cache, and a fighting position.”

 

November 11th 2016: خنيز جنوبي Khaniz Janoubi, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: A reported Coalition airstrike on an ISIL ‘police facility’ also killed a named civilian non-combatant.
According to Raqqa is Being Slaughtered, Ali al Awwad al Rahil died when his home was struck during the raid. However a local media activist claimed he died as a result of “YPG Kurdish militia targeting of his home while he was there.” The Syrian Observatory blamed both air and ground actions.
Civilians  reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured:
Sources:
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (1) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Kaka’a al Anzi tweet [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor and Al Raqqa Legal Network [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Kaka’a al Anzi tweet (2) [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Contested – may have been SDF ground forces
Coalition position: For November 10th-11th 2016, the Coalition reported: “Near Ar Raqqah, one strike destroyed three ISIL oil production machines and an oil storage tank. Near Ayn Isa, 11 strikes engaged five ISIL tactical units; and destroyed three fighting positions, two vehicles, a command and control node, a storage facility, a heavy weapons system, a bulldozer; and damaged three supply routes and a tunnel system.”
For November 11th-12th it stated: “Near Ayn Isa, 10 strikes engaged five ISIL tactical units; destroyed two fighting positions, two vehicles, and a rocket system; and damaged a supply route.”

 

November 13th 2016: Al Qaim, Anbar Province, Iraq
Summary: Three civilians were killed by Coalition bombs in Seada village in western Anbar.
Several local outlets reported the deaths of three civilians from Coalition bombings. Al Qiam news named two victims as:
Mohammed Hamid Badawi Mahlawi
Zidane,
identified as the son of Wadi Marsoumi
Civilians reported killed: 3

Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources:
 News of Iraq [Arabic] [Archived], Al Qiam News [Arabic] [Archived], Al Qaim Al Hadath [Arabic] [Archived], Foresight Basira [Arabic] [Archived], Jehad Al Slmany [Arabic] [Archived], Hader [Arabic] [Archived], Samarra TV [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For November 13th-14th, the Coalition reported “Near Rawah, one strike destroyed a bunker.”
For November 14th-15th, the Coalition reported “Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit.”

Picture of 3 victims. Imagine courtesy of Samarra TV.

 

November 13th 2016: Al Qaim, Anbar Province, Iraq
Summary: Five people, including 3 children and a woman, were killed by a Coalition raid, according to local accounts, including ISIL-controlled media.
ISIL controlled Al-A’amaq reported that “three children and a woman and a man” were killed by US airstrikes, and a further eight children and four women were injured. More than five other reports, including on by the Iraqi Spring Media Center, contained the exact same figures.
Yaqein had slightly more information, reporting that “20 civilians, mostly women and children” were killed or wounded when Coalition raids targeted “two houses.” It said that 12 women and children were injured.
Civilians reported killed: 5, including 3 children and a woman.

Civilians reported injured: 8-12 women and children. 
Sources:

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For November 12th-13th, the Coalition reported “Near Rawah, one strike destroyed a bunker.”
For November 13th-14th, the Coalition reported “Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit.”

 

November 13th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary: A father told the Norwegian Refugee Council that “3 family members were killed” and mother and 2 children were badly burnt when their home in Eastern Mosul was shelled. 
Civilians reported killed: 3

Civilians reported injured: 3
Sources: Norwegian Refugee Council [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Poor – unclear who was responsible, and single sourced.
Coalition position: For November 12th-13th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed four mortar systems, four ISILheld buildings, a VBIED, a weapons cache and a fighting position; and damaged a vehicle.”
For November 13th-14th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, 10 strikes engaged five ISIL tactical units; destroyed three mortar systems, three storage containers, two vehicles, two ISIL-held buildings, two VBIEDs, two heavy machine guns, a bulldozer, a communications tower; damaged a fighting position, a command and control node, three tunnels; and suppressed an ISIL tactical unit.”

 

November 13th 2016: مدينة الباب Al Bab, Aleppo, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: One or two civilians were reported killed and three injured in ‘Coalition’ strikes on Al Bab. However Turkey and its FSA allies may also have been responsible.
Sky News reported that Turkish tanks were advancing on Al Bab, while France 24 described Turkish airstrikes on the city. Reporting casualties, Hallab News said “an unidentified man and woman were killed, following coalition raids on al Bab and they are civilians from the town.”
All 4 Syria said both the Coalition and Turkey conducted strikes on the city: “Extensive Turkish air strikes in Al Bab destroyes 4 buildings and a car used by IS while coalition carried out 6 airstrikes and killed 10 IS fighters. However, Al Amaq reported the death of a civilian and three others wounded due to Turkish tank bombardment.”
ISIL’s media wing also reported civilian casualties, initially noting “one dead and three civilians injured – one of them in a critical condition – following Turkish artillery bombardment of the city of al bab in the Alepp countryside.” It also reported US airstrikes alongside Turkish artileery attacks.
Civilians reported killed: 1-2, including 1 woman
Civilians reported injured: 3
Sources: Sky News Arabic [Archived], France 24 Arabic [Archived], Al Jazeera [Arabic] [Archived], Al Bab City facebook [Arabic] [Archived], Al Bab City Facebook (2) [Arabic] [Archived], VIDEO Al Bab City Facebook (3) [Arabic] [Archived], Halaab News [Arabic] [Archived], Al A’A’amaq [Arabic] [Archived], Al A’A’amaq (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Enab Baladi [Arabic] [Archived], All 4 Syria [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Contested – either Coalition or Turkey/ FSA
Coalition position: For November 12th-13th, the Coalition reported no strikes in Aleppo governorate.
For November 13th-14th, the Coalition also reported no strikes in the vicinity.

 

November 13th 2016: طريق حزيمة – تل أبيض Hazime-Tal Abiyad road, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: A family of four was reported killed when their car was struck in an alleged Coalition airstrke on the Hazime-Tal Abiyad road.
Sadaa al Sham cited local sources as saying that “Coalition aircraft targeted a car belonging to displaced people on the road between Hazima and Tal Abiyad north of the city of Raqqa, killing a man and his wife and their two children.” A number of civilians were reportedly “injured and taken to the National Hospital in the city of Raqqa.”
Civilians reported killed: 4, including 1 woman and 2 children
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Sadaa al Sham [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For November 12th-13th, the Coalition reported “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed a fighting position and a vehicle.”
For November 13th-14th, the Coalition publicly reported no strikes in the vicinity.

 

November 14th 2016: Tal Afar, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: In an incident previously unknown to Airwars, the Coalition announced in January 2017 that it was investigating a possible civilian casualty event at Tal Afar six weeks earlier.
According to the statement “five reports of civilian casualties received in November are still being assessed… Nov. 14, 2016, near Tal Afar, Iraq.” The incident was still being assessed a month later.
On March 4th, the Coalition concluded that it had killed civilians in the event, noting: “Nov. 14, 2016, near Tal Afar, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS checkpoint it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally injured when the vehicle he was driving approached the checkpoint just prior to the munition’s impact.”
Civilians reported killed: 0

Civilians reported injured: 1
Sources: Coalition civilian casualty report (January 2017), Coalition civilian casualty report (February 2017),

Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED CIVILIAN CASUALTY EVENT
Coalition position: For November 13th-14th, the Coalition reported at the time that “Near Tal Afar, one strike destroyed an ISIL-held repeater tower.”

 

November 15th 2016: Al Qaim, Anbar Province, Iraq
Summary: At least ten civilians were killed by strikes in Anbar province, according to local sources.
Yaqein reported that 10 civilians were killed and others injured, including women and children by both Coalition and Iraqi Air Force planes.
One additional report, posted by @amsiiraq, referred to “dozens’ of dead and wounded, and also cited the Coalition as well as government forces for the aerial attack west of Ramadi. 
Civilians reported killed: At least 10

Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], @amsiiraq [Arabic] [Archived], @from_iraq0 [Arabic] [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For November 14th-15th, the Coalition reported “Near Haditha, one strike destroyed an ISIL mortar system” and “Near Rawah, one strike destroyed an ISIL bunker.”
For November 15th-16th, the Coalition reported “Near Haditha, two strikes destroyed three bunkers” and “Near Rawah, one strike destroyed an ISIL armored personnel carrier.”

 

November 15th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: In January 2017 the Coalition issued a statement denying responsibility for alleged civilian casualties in Mosul six weeks earlier.
“Nov. 15, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that no civilians were harmed in this strike,” the Coalition noted.

A senior official later informed Airwars that the alleged incident had come to light as a result of internal reporting. Coordinates provided by the Coalition showed that the target that day was an electrical substation northwest of Mosul, and west of Tall Kayf.
Civilians reported killed: 0-1 or more
Civilians reported injured: 0-1 or more
Sources: Coalition monthly casualty report (Jnuary 2017), Location of strike,

Quality of reporting: Discounted – denied by Coalition
Coalition position: For November 14th-15th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, six strikes [1 British] engaged three ISIL tactical units and a staging area; destroyed five storage containers, five mortar systems, two vehicles, a VBIED, and a weapons cache; damaged five tunnels; and suppressed two ISIL tactical units.”
For November 15th-16th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, eight strikes [1 British] engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed three VBIEDs, three mortar systems, two vehicles, two ISIL-held buildings, a weapons cache, an anti-aircraft artillery system, a front-end loader, a VBIED facility, and a command and control node; damaged a supply route and two tunnels; and suppressed a tank.”

 

November 15th 2016: أبو وحل  Abu Wahil village, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Three civilians reportedly died in a Coalition airstrike on Abu Wahil village, according to sources.
Syria News Desk reported the following: “The media opposition activist Mohamed Osman, quoting civilian sources from Abu Wahil, said Coalition aircraft targeted with severe rocket explosion the homes of civilians in both villages, which led to the deaths of three civilians in Abu Wahil and one in Mazra’at al Qadisiyah, as well as confirming the presence of six wounded in a critical condition who were transferred to the National Hospital in Raqqa under the control of ISIL. The source said the raids also resulted in the deaths of a number of livestock in Abu Wahil and the destruction of five houses completely and partially destroyed in six other houses, in addition to physical damage to other property.”
Syria Press tweeted that Coalition strikes were taking place in the vicinity, while Smart News reported “Casualties due to coalition airstrikes in Mazra’at Al Qadissiya and Abu Wahil in Raqqa.”
Civilians reported killed: 3
Civilians reported injured: 3-6
Sources: Syria News Desk [Arabic] [Archived], Syria Press tweet [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For November 14th-15th, the Coalition reported “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes destroyed an ISIL vehicle. Near Ayn Isa, five strikes engaged five ISIL tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions.
For November 15th-16th, the Coalition reported: “Near Ayn Isa, four strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units, and damaged two fighting positions, a vehicle, and a supply route.”

 

November 15th 2016: مزرعة القادسية Mazra’at Al Qadissiya farm, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: One civilian reportedly died in a Coalition airstrike at Mazra’at al Qadissiya, according to local sources.
Smart News noted “Casualties due to coalition airstrikes in Mazra’at Al Qadissiya and Abu Wahel in Raqqa.”
Syria News Desk reported the following: “The media opposition activist Mohamed Osman, quoting civilian sources from Abu Wahil, said Coalition aircraft targeted with severe rocket explosion the homes of civilians in both villages, which led to the deaths of three civilians in Abu Wahil and one in Mazra’at al Qadisiyah, as well as confirming the presence of six wounded in a critical condition who were transferred to the National Hospital in Raqqa under the control of ISIL. The source said the raids also resulted in the deaths of a number of livestock in Abu Wahil and the destruction of five houses completely and partially destroyed in six other houses, in addition to physical damage to other property.”
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: 3-6
Sources: Syria News Desk [Arabic] [Archived], Syria Press [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For November 14th-15th, the Coalition reported “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes destroyed an ISIL vehicle. Near Ayn Isa, five strikes engaged five ISIL tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions.
For November 15th-16th, the Coalition reported: “Near Ayn Isa, four strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units, and damaged two fighting positions, a vehicle, and a supply route.”

 

November 16th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary: Shelling killed and wounded civilians in eastern Mosul, according to local sources.
Iraq News Center reported shelling from both ISIL and government forces affected civilians in eastern Mosul. Zyaad Al Senjary posted that the mutual bombardment had resulted in a “very large” number of casualties among civilians.
Rudaw TV meanwhile reported that ten civilians were killed, including a mother and her four kids in the exchange of shelling.
@othmanmhmmadr named one of the dead in Mosul as Dr. Safwan Imad, who was identified as a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Mosul. The report blamed Coalition raids for his death. 
Civilians reported killed: 10, including a woman and four children

Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Iraq News Center [Arabic] [Archived], Iraq News Center (2) [Arabic] [Archived], @zyaad_alsenjary [Arabic] [Archived], @othmanmhmmadr [Arabic] [Archived], Al Ameriya [Arabic] [Archived], Mosul Habebti [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For November 15th-16th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, eight strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed three VBIEDs, three mortar systems, two vehicles, two ISIL-held buildings, a weapons cache, an anti-aircraft artillery system, a front-end loader, a VBIED facility, and a command and control node; damaged a supply route and two tunnels; and suppressed a tank.”
For November 16th-17th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed six mortar systems, four watercraft, three storage containers, two fighting positions, two vehicles, a bunker, a trench, and an ISIL-held building; degraded two tunnels; and suppressed two tactical units and a rocket-propelled grenade system.”

Dr. Safwan Emad
Dr. Safwan Emad

 

November 16th 2016: شنينة والرحيات وبعاص وأبو حصن villages of Shanina, al Rihat, Ba’as and Abu Hassan north of Raqqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Seven civilians were reported killed and 15 injured following reported Coalition strikes on three villages to the north of Raqqa.
Although multi[ple sources noted the raids, only Smart news alleged civilian casualties.
Civilians reported killed: 7
Civilians reported injured: 15
Sources: Al Raqqa 24 [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News [Arabic] [Archived], Step News [Arabic] [Archived], Al Raqqa 24 (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Qasioun [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Weak – effectively single source
Coalition position: For November 15th-16th, the Coalition reported: “Near Ayn Isa, four strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units, and damaged two fighting positions, a vehicle, and a supply route.”
For November 16th-17th, the Coalition reported Near Ayn Isa, four strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed an artillery system, a mortar system, and damaged a supply route.”

 

November 16th-17th 2016: الطبقة  Al Tabaqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: A single source reported that an unspecified number of civilian casualties were caused by a Coalition strike on al Tabaqa.
According to Smart News, “A number of civilians died and wounded on Wednesday-Thursday night due to  aerial bombing of the international coalition on Tabaqa city in the western countryside of Raqqa.”
No other details are presently known.

Civilians reported killed: 1 or more
Civilians reported injured: 1 or more
Sources: Smart News [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Weak – presently single source
Coalition position: For November 16th-17th, the Coalition reported Near Ayn Isa, four strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed an artillery system, a mortar system, and damaged a supply route.”
For November 17th-18th, the Coalition reported: “Near Al Raqqah, three strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL-held buildings, a fighting position, and oil production equipment.Near Ayn Isa 10 strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed seven fighting positions, two vehicles, a VBIED, a checkpoint, a bunker; and damaged a supply route.”

 

November 16th-17th 2016: حي المنغية ومنطقة الصناعة Al Manghiyah and Al Sina’a neighborhoods of Raqqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: A single source reported that two civilians were killed and nine injured by Coalition strikes on the Raqqa neighbourhoods of Al Manghiyah and Al Sina’a.
According to Smart News, “Our correspondent said that the international coalition aircraft against IS launched two raids on the neighborhood Al Manghiyah and Al Sina’a, which led to the deaths of two civilians and wounding of nine others, who were taken to the city hospital.
No other details are presently known.

Civilians reported killed: 2
Civilians reported injured: 9
Sources: Smart News [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Weak – presently single source
Coalition position: For November 16th-17th, the Coalition reported Near Ayn Isa, four strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed an artillery system, a mortar system, and damaged a supply route.”
For November 17th-18th, the Coalition reported: “Near Al Raqqah, three strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL-held buildings, a fighting position, and oil production equipment.Near Ayn Isa 10 strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed seven fighting positions, two vehicles, a VBIED, a checkpoint, a bunker; and damaged a supply route.”

 

November 17th 2016: قرية حزيمة Hazima village, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Between three and seven civilians were reported killed along with a number of ISIL fighters following alleged Coalition airstrikes. 
Raqqa Post reported that “civilians were killed along with IS members after raids on the village of Hazima. The operation of pulling out victims from under the rubble has been delayed due to continuing Coalition flights over the village.” And Syria News Desk cited ‘media opposition activist’ Mohamed Osman, as saying “the international coalition yesterday evening launched six raids on the town of Hazima which is under the control of IS in the countryside of north Raqqa – killing three civilians and four IS and wounding seven civilians and three militants, in addition to the destruction of a number of houses, shops and other property.” Step News placed the civilian death toll at five,
Al A’Amaq initially reported that shops were destroyed in what it said were Coalition airstrikes.

Civilians reported killed: 3-5
Civilians reported injured: 7
Sources: Al Raqqa 24 citing Al A’Amaq (ISIL media) [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa Post [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently [Arabic] [Archived], Step News [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic] [Archived], Arabs Today [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For November 16th-17th, the Coalition reported Near Ayn Isa, four strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed an artillery system, a mortar system, and damaged a supply route.”
For November 17th-18th, the Coalition reported: “Near Al Raqqah, three strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL-held buildings, a fighting position, and oil production equipment.Near Ayn Isa 10 strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed seven fighting positions, two vehicles, a VBIED, a checkpoint, a bunker; and damaged a supply route.”

 

November 17th 2016:  حي عدن Aden neighbourhood. eastern Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local reports and an eyewitness inside east Mosul said up to 24 civilians from four families gathered in one room in a 3-story house were killed in Aden Quarter by a Coalition airstrike at 2.30pm during the main offensive by ISF.
Iraqi reporter Majid Sharif noted on the day “Heavy fighting in the district of Aden by my brothers, heroes of the fight against terrorism.” And fellow reporter Issa Abdul Razzaq noted that “Counter-terrorism forces have stormed the district of Aden.”
On April 30th 2017, the Coalition confirmed that it had killed eight civilians in the attack: “Nov. 17, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report: During a strike on ISIS fighters firing on partnered forces from a building Nov. 18, it was assessed that eight civilians were unintentionally killed and 12 civilians unintentionally injured in the building.”
A field report by the Los Angeles Times also confirmed the event: “Sunday’s report confirmed that eight civilians were mistakenly killed and a dozen injured on Nov. 17 in east Mosul’s Aden neighborhood by a strike meant to hit Islamic State fighters. Victims included Imad Jasim’s brother, two sons, four nephews and an unborn niece. His mother suffered burns to her scalp and back. His 40-year-old sister’s legs were broken and she still cannot walk.
“The way they are targeting ISIS is wrong: They will target one ISIS militant and as a result many civilians will die,” Jasim, 30, said Sunday. An unemployed taxi driver, he is trying to get his injured relatives treated, but said no one will lend him the money.”
Civilians reported killed: 8-24
Civilians reported injured: 12
Sources: Majid Sharif blog [Arabic] [Archived], Issa Abdul Razzq blog [Arabic] [Archived], Coalition monthly casualty report (May 2017), Los Angeles Times,

Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED CIVILIAN CASUALTY EVENT
Coalition position: For November 16th-17th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, three strikes [1 British] engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed six mortar systems, four watercraft, three storage containers, two fighting positions, two vehicles, a bunker, a trench, and an ISIL-held building; degraded two tunnels; and suppressed two tactical units and a rocket-propelled grenade system.
For November 17th-18th, the Coalition reported: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units; destroyed five mortar systems, two ISIL-held buildings; damaged a fighting position, a tunnel, and a bunker; and suppressed a mortar system.”

 

November 18th 2016: Tal Afar, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary: Dozens of civilians were killed or wounded in Tal Afar due to airstrikes and shelling, according to many local sources. 
Yaqein reported that “scores of unarmed civilians” were killed by Coalition strikes as well as selling by government-aligned militias. A source told Yaqein that “Tal Afar hospital is currently teeming with dozens of people injured due to indiscriminate shelling of the [Coalition] alliance and militia.”

Several other outlets, including News of Iraq reported both airstrikes as well as shelling from Popular Mobilization units.
Al Jazeera said that “dozens of civilians” were killed or wounded, but also reported that the Iraqi Defense Ministry said that the Iraqi Air Force was involved in bombing raids.
Fursan al Malhama noted fighting in the area involving government aligned militias, and claimed that 15 milita members had been killed.
Civilians reported killed: 2 or more

Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jazeera [Arabic] [Archived], News of Iraq [Arabic] [Archived], From Iraq [Arabic] [Archived], Islam Agenda, [Arabic] [Archived], Iraq Spring Media Center [Arabic] [Archived] Fursan al Malhama [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For November 17th-18th, the Coalition reported no strikes “near Tal Afar” but did report “Near Kisik, one strike destroyed a mortar system and suppressed a bunker” and “Near Sinjar, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit.  For November 18th-19th, the Coalition reported no strikes “near Tal Afar” but did report “Near Kisik, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL-held building and a mortar system.”

 

November 18th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary: More than 20 civilians were killed or wounded in Mosul due to Coalition strikes, according to local sources. 
An initial report from ISIL-controlled Al A’amaq said that 7 people died and 14 injured in a Coalition bombing on the Al Tanak neighborhood of Mosul. Other outlets released similar figures. Iraqi Spring Media Center blamed the Coalition but did not report casualty figures. Iraqyoon meanwhile only identified “heavy shelling” in Al Tanak, while Iraq News Center put the civilian toll at 30 killed and wounded. 
Civilians reported killed: At least 7

Civilians reported injured: At least 14
Sources: Al A’amaq (ISIL-controlled) [Arabic] [Archived], @rafidenchanne, [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi News Center [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqyoon [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For November 17th-18th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units; destroyed five mortar systems, two ISILheld buildings; damaged a fighting position, a tunnel, and a bunker; and suppressed a mortar system.” For November 18th-19th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit; destroyed an ISIL headquarters building, a weapons cache, five ISIL-held buildings, three mortar systems, two vehicles, and a watercraft; and suppressed a mortar system.”

 

November 18th 2016: باتبو  Batabo, Aleppo governorate, Syria

Abu Afghan al Masri (via All 4 Syria)
Abu Afghan al Masri (via All 4 Syria)

Summary: A unilateral US airstrike on a Fatah al Sham leader may also have killed up to three members of his immediate family.
The Syrian Observatory initially reported that “an unidentified plane – it’s not clear whether international coalition or Russian – targeted a car carrying several people near the town of Batabo in the western countryside of Aleppo, killing 3 people, whose identities are not yet known.”
It later emerged that Fatah al Sham leader Abu Afghan al Masri – described as the group’s legal [sharia] expert – was the target. According to All 4 Syria a second man named as Abu Sahib al Libnani also died with a third unknown person. A Pentagon statement later noted: “U.S. forces conducted a precision airstrike near Sarmada, Syria, on Nov. 18 that killed Abu Afghan al-Masri, a senior al-Qaeda in Syria leader.
However, Al Jazeera reported that al Masri’s wife and daughter died with him in the car.
Civilians reported killed: 2, including 1 child and 1 woman
Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Halab News [Arabic] [Archived], Pentagon statement, All 4 Syria [Arabic] [Archived], Idlib Media Centre [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jazeera [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Weak – presently single source
Coalition position: For November 18th-19th, the Coalition reported: “Near Tamakh, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.”

Thevehicle carrying Abu Afghan al Masri, destroyed in a US targeted killing on November 18th 2016 (via All 4 Syria)
The vehicle carrying Abu Afghan al Masri, destroyed in a US targeted killing on November 18th 2016 (via All 4 Syria)

 

November 19th 2016: تل السمن جنوبي, Tal al Samin near Janoubi, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: ISIL’s media wing was among those reporting the deaths of five civilians in an alleged Coalition air raid on Tal al Samin.
According to Al A’Amaq, “five people were killed after their home was targeted with an air raid in the village of Tal al Samin Janoubi, north of Raqqa.” However, heavy artlllery strikes were also reported on the town.
Civilians reported killed: 5
Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Al A’Amaq (ISIL media arm) [Arabic] [Archived], Step News [Arabic] [Archived], Al Araby [Arabic], Raqqa Network [Arabic] [Archived], Coalition civilian casualty report (January 2017),

Quality of reporting: Contested – unclear whether Coalition or SDF actions
Coalition position: For November 18th-19th, the Coalition reported “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes engaged an ISIL storage facility and destroyed seven oil storage tanks and four oil transfer compressors. Near Ayn Isa, 13 strikes engaged 10 ISIL tactical units; destroyed five fighting positions, an IED facility, a VBIED, and an artillery system; and damaged a supply route.
For November 19th-20th, the Coalition reported: “Near Ar Raqqah, six strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed seven oil production machines, one vehicle; and damaged a supply route and an ISIL training camp. Near Ayn Isa, nine strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units; destroyed two artillery pieces, two fighting positions, and a tank; and damaged a supply route.”

 

November 19th 2016: قرية بعاص, Bia’as village, Raqqa governorate, Syria

Widah Abdallah (via Raqqa is being Slaughtered Silently)
Widah Abdallah (via Raqqa is being Slaughtered Silently)

Summary: Between 8 and 11 civilians died in what both the Syrian Network and Syrian Observatory called a ‘massacre’ – following alleged Coalition strikes on Bia’as.
According to Shaam News Network, “clashes [between ISIL and SDF] have moved into the centre of Tal Al Samin where international coalition aircraft, has launched dozens of air raids on positions controlled by IS. The raids resulted in the fall of eight martyrs in  the village of Bi’as and many wounded among the civilian population.”
LCCSY placed the death toll at 11, while Raqqa is Being Slaughtered named eight civilian victims:
Waddah Abdallah al Hasan [pictured]
The daughter of Ali al Shamma
Ahmad al Nijm al Qadib
The son of Juma’a al Badri
Jassem al Shamma
Ali al Hamad al Hmeidaoui
Issa al Suleiman al Jbeil
Abdallah al Hassan al Issa
The Coalition announced on January 2nd 2017 that “Currently, five reports of civilian casualties received in November are still being assessed… Nov. 19, 2016, near Ar Raqqah, Syria.” An official later confirmed to Airwars that this related to allegations at Bia’as that day. The incident was still being assessed a month later, but on March 4th, the Coalition reported that
“After a review of available information and/or strike video it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in this geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.”

Civilians reported killed: 8-11
Civilians reported injured: 12-24
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (1) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (2) – casualty list [Arabic] [Archived],  Step News [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], LCCSY [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered (3) – photo [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered (4) – photo [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered (5) – photo [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Step News [Arabic] [Archived], Coalition civilian casualty report (January 2017), Coalition civilian casualty report (February 2017), Coalition civilian casualty report (March 2017),

Quality of reporting: Fair, though Coalition has denied.  ASSESSED INCIDENT
Coalition position: For November 18th-19th, the Coalition reported “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes engaged an ISIL storage facility and destroyed seven oil storage tanks and four oil transfer compressors. Near Ayn Isa, 13 strikes engaged 10 ISIL tactical units; destroyed five fighting positions, an IED facility, a VBIED, and an artillery system; and damaged a supply route.
For November 19th-20th, the Coalition reported: “Near Ar Raqqah, six strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed seven oil production machines, one vehicle; and damaged a supply route and an ISIL training camp. Near Ayn Isa, nine strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units; destroyed two artillery pieces, two fighting positions, and a tank; and damaged a supply route.”

 

November 19th 2016: قرية العبارة Al I’bara village, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: A named mother and child were killed and five civilians injured in a reported Coalition airstrike on al I’bara.
According to Raqqa is Being Slaughtered, Khatoun Shawwaz al Hamoud and her young son Hamad died when the Coalition targeted their village. The Syrian Observatory reported that the airstrikes also displaced other civilians from the village.
Civilians reported killed: 2
Civilians reported injured: 5
Sources: Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Step News [Arabic] [Archived], Sound and Picture [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Arabic], Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Coalition civilian casualty report (January 2017),

Quality of reporting: Fair 
Coalition position: For November 18th-19th, the Coalition reported “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes engaged an ISIL storage facility and destroyed seven oil storage tanks and four oil transfer compressors. Near Ayn Isa, 13 strikes engaged 10 ISIL tactical units; destroyed five fighting positions, an IED facility, a VBIED, and an artillery system; and damaged a supply route.
For November 19th-20th, the Coalition reported: “Near Ar Raqqah, six strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed seven oil production machines, one vehicle; and damaged a supply route and an ISIL training camp. Near Ayn Isa, nine strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units; destroyed two artillery pieces, two fighting positions, and a tank; and damaged a supply route.”

 

November 21st 2016: الصالحية  Al Salhiyeh, Raqqa governorate, Syria

Mustapha al Farwa (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently)
Mustapha al Farwa (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently)

Summary: A dawn Coalition airstrike on the village of al Salhiyeh killed at least nine civilians – most from one family. The Coalition has since admitted two civilian deaths in the attack.
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered later named the family as “Mustapha al Farwa and his wife, and two of his daughters and one of his sons Mohammed Mustapha al Farwa.” Also reported killed were Mohammad Al Ahmad al Hrobal (or Hraiwal), Abd al Rahman Al Abd al Karim al Zagheer (or Abboud Al Abd al Karim) from al Assadiya village.
ISIL’s media wing said the target of the raid was a cotton factory in the village, where three workers also died. Ara News cited a local activist as saying that “the raids came after false information came to the Coalition that the factory is used for the manufacture of weapons and belongs to Islamic State.” Syria News Desk said there were six raids in total – which also injured 13 civilians.
In a statement issued January 2nd 2017, the Coalition reported: “Nov. 21, 2016, near Al-Salahiyah, Syria: During a strike on ISIL-held buildings it is assessed that two civilians were unintentionally killed.”
Civilians reported killed: 9-10, including 1 woman and 2-3 children
Civilians reported injured: 13
Sources: Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (3) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (4) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (5) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (6) – photo [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (7) – photo [Arabic] [Archived], Al A’Amaq Media (ISIL) [Arabic] [Archived], LCCSY [Archived], Xinhua citing SANA, Step News [Arabic] [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic] [Archived], VIDEO [ISIL propaganda] ‘The destruction left by the American planes on al Salhiya area north of Raqqa at dawn today’, Baladi News [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jazeera [Arabic] [Archived], Al Natek Network [Arabic] [Archived], Ka’ka al Enzey tweet [Archived], Syria Press Centre [Arabic] [Archived], Ara News [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (8) – photo [Arabic] [Archived], Coalition civilian casualty report (January 2017),

Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED CIVILIAN CASUALTY EVENT
Coalition position: For November 21st 2016 the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, seven strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed 2 VBIEDs, an IED factory, two oil well heads and two oil tanker trucks.”

 

ISIL propaganda video showing destruction at al Salhiye

 

November 21st 2016: قرية بعاص  Bi’as village, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: One civilian was reported killed in an alleged Coalition strike on Bi’as.
According to Syria News Desk, “a civilian was killed and six others injured this morning, due to coalition aircraft targeted with three raids the village of Ba’as in northern Raqqa.”
Raqqa News named the victim as Ali al Hmeidawi.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: 6
Sources: Syria News Desk [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa News Network [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For November 21st 2016 the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, seven strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed 2 VBIEDs, an IED factory, two oil well heads and two oil tanker trucks.”

 

November 21st 2016: مزرعة الأسدية Mazra’at Al Assadiya, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Three civilians were said to have been killed in a reported Coalition raid on Mazra’at al Assidiya.
The Syrian Network reported that “three civilians died due to International Coalition warplanes missiles fired on Mazra’a Al Asadeya village in Raqqa governorate northern suburbs, November 21, 2016.”
In what may be a linked incident, the Network also reported that the town’s secondary school was partially damaged in a Coalition attack.
Civilians reported killed: 3
Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights (2) [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Weak – presently single source
Coalition position: For November 21st 2016 the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, seven strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed 2 VBIEDs, an IED factory, two oil well heads and two oil tanker trucks.”

 

November 22nd 2016: Tal Afar, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary: ‘Dozens of civilians’ were killed or injured by either Coaltion or Iraqi airstrikes, according to local sources. The Coalition later denied any role in the incident.
Al Jazeera cited local medical sources and reported that “15 civilians were killed and 33 others injured” by Iraqi Air Force and Coalition airstrikes in Tal Afar. A number of other outlets, including Syria News and Ajel.tv reported the exact same figures. Some reports, including from Instant Reporting Team, only referenced Coalition aircraft. 
A Coalition statement issued January 2nd 2017 noted: “Nov. 22, 2016, near Tal Afar, Iraq: No Coalition strikes were conducted on structures in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.”

Civilians reported killed: 15
Civilians reported injured: 33
Sources: Al Jazeera [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jazeera (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Syria News [Arabic] [Archived], Ajel.tv [Arabic] [Archived], Lebanon Post [Arabic] [Archived], Continuous Coverage [Arabic] [Archived], Instant Reporting Team [Arabic] [Archived], Islam Agenda [Arabic] [Archived], Baghdad Post [Arabic] [Archived], Baghdad Post (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Coalition monthly civilian casualty report (January 2017),

Quality of reporting: While Coalition strikes were conducted nearby, officials insist these “on structures in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.” Iraqi forces may also have been responsible
Coalition position: For November 21st-22nd, the Coalition did not report a strike “near Tal Afar,” but did report “Near Kisik, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.”
For November 22nd-23rd, the Coalition reported “Near Tal Afar, one strike destroyed inoperable coalition equipment.”

 

November 22nd 2016: Mosul, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary: In an event prevously unknown to Airwars, the Coalition denied causing any civilian casualties in Mosul on November 22nd, with a later statement noting: “Nov. 22, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that no civilians were harmed in this strike.”
A senior official later informed Airwars that the alleged incident had come to light as a result of internal reporting. Provided coordinates showed that the target was a compound within the University of Mosul.
Civilians reported killed: 15
Civilians reported injured: 33
Sources: Coalition monthly civilian casualty report (January 2017), Location of strike,

Quality of reporting: ASSESSED INCIDENT. Discounted
Coalition position: For November 21st-22nd, the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, six strikes [2 British] engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed six boats, four vehicles, three ISIL-held buildings, three VBIEDs, two mortar systems, and a VBIED facility; damaged two supply routes; and suppressed two artillery pieces.”
For November 22nd-23rd, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed six ISIL-held buildings, a mortar system, a vehicle, a weapons cache, a supply cache, and an artillery system; and damaged five supply routes, and a bridge.”

 

November 22nd 2016: قرية العبارة  Al I’bara village, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: A 20-year old non-combatant male named as Mohammad al Juma’a al Gaddou was killed in a reported Coalition strike on al I’bara, according to two sources.
No additional details are presently known.

Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For November 22nd 2016 the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, four strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit; destroyed two vehicles, an oil tanker truck, an oil pump, and a VBIED; and damaged a road. Near Ayn Isa, two strikes destroyed a vehicle and an anti-air artillery system.”

 

November 22nd 2016: قرية صب ويران Sab Wayran village, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: Two girls named as Shahed and Amina Ahmad Alo died in a reported Turkish or Coalition airstrike on the village of Sab Wayran.
Manbij Military Council (the SDF) reported that “two sisters were martyred from the family of Ahmad al Rashid Beish Illo after Turkish occupation planes raided their home in the village of Sab Wayran and they are: Shahad and Amina Ahmad Rashid Beish Illo.” It added that four people were injured, who it named as Sara al Ahmad (3 years old), Najwa al Ahmad  (14), Khanum Shamlo (35) and Ahmad Saleh (8 years old.)
The Syrian Network blamed the attack on the Coalition. However the Assad-controlled SANA media said the village had been captured by Turkey and its allies following clashes with the Kurdish SDF.
Civilians reported killed: 2 – both children
Civilians reported injured: 4
Sources: Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived], Manbij Military Council [Arabic] [Archived], Manbij Military Council (2) [Arabic] [Archived], SANA News [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Contested – either Turkey or Coalition
Coalition position: For November 22nd-23rd 2016 the Coalition reported no strikes in Aleppo governorate.
For November 21st-22nd it noted: “Near Manbij, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit.”
Turkish position:

 

November 23rd 2016: Mosul, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary: Shelling and airstrikes killed and wounded six civilians in eastern Mosul, according to local reports.
Reports in Iraq News Center and Al Jazeera referenced dead and wounded civilians in eastern Mosul, but did not contain casualty figures. Iraqi Spring Media Center reported that 6 people died and 30 were injured in “shelling” in east Mosul. 
Civilians reported killed: 6

Civilians reported injured: 30
Sources: Al Jazeera [Arabic] [Archived], Iraq News Center [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For November 22nd-23rd, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed six ISIL-held buildings, a mortar system, a vehicle, a weapons cache, a supply cache, and an artillery system; and damaged five supply routes, and a bridge.”

 

November 23rd 2016: قرية الكلي Al Killi village east of al Jarnia, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Two brothers named as Anwar Al Abd al-Hussein Al Hatem and Hussein Al Abd al-Hussein Al Hatem were killed and other civilians injured in a reported Coalition airstrike on al Killi. According to a local blogger the attack took place at 1am.
A further three or more civilians reportedly died at the mens’ funerals the following day.
Civilians reported killed: 2
Civilians reported injured: 4
Sources: Step News [Arabic] [Archived], Al A’Amaq Media (ISIL) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jarnia al Watan blog [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jarnia al Watan blog (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi News [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For November 23rd-24th 2016 the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, four strikes engaged two ISIL headquarters buildings; and destroyed eight oil storage tanks, five oil tanker trucks, and an oil refinement system. Near Ayn Isa, one strike destroyed a vehicle storage facility.”

 

November 23rd 2016: مزرعة ميسلون Maysalon farmlands, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: As many as 25 civilians were reported killed following alleged Coalition evening airstrikes in the Maysalon farmlands area north of Raqqa.
The Syrian Observatory reported two civilian deaths from Coalition actions – while others placed the death toll at 10, 16 and even 25. According to Step News, those killed were internally displaced peple from Hazima. Most of thosr reporting the deaths were pro-Assad regime.
Civilians reported killed: 2 to 25, including 9 children
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Amawi News [Arabic] [Archived], Syria Assadi [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Step News [Arabic] [Archived], SANA News [Arabic] [Archived], Hasan Kanjo tweet [Arabic] [Archived], Damascus Now [Arabic] [Archived], Syria Watan [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For November 23rd-24th 2016 the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, four strikes engaged two ISIL headquarters buildings; and destroyed eight oil storage tanks, five oil tanker trucks, and an oil refinement system. Near Ayn Isa, one strike destroyed a vehicle storage facility.”

 

November 23rd 2016: قرية  مراط Marat village, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: In confused reporting, both Russia and the Coalition were blamed for the deaths of between 4 and 5 civilians at Marat (see also the next report.)
According to Euphrates Post (which like all sources did not attribute responsibility) the home of Thabet al Darwish was targeted by warplanes killing five family members: “two women and three children and there are seven injured.”
Free Deir Ezzor Radio said the dead and injured were all from the same family, naming four fatalities as:
Atab Ghada’an al Darwish
Intissar Abdallah al Dheeb, the wife of Subhi Thabet al Darwish
Two children of Subhi Thabet Darwish
Civilians reported killed: 4 to 5, including 1-2 women and 2-3 children
Civilians reported injured: 7
Sources: Euphrates Post (1) [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor 24 [Arabic] [Archived], Step News [Arabic] [Archived], Free Deir Ezzor Radio [Arabic] [Archived], Free Deir Ezzor Radio (2) [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Contested – unclear whose planes responsible
Coalition position: For November 22nd-23rd 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Dayr Az Zawr, four strikes destroyed three oil well heads, three vehicles, and two oil tanker trucks.”
For November 23rd-24th 2016 it reported that “Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIL headquarters building.”

 

November 24th 2016: قرية  مراط Marat village, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: In a report which may be confused in part with the previous event, warplanes struck Marat – apparently for the second time in 24 hours – killing up to five civilians.
Free Deir Ezzor Radio reported that “warplanes launch two raids targeting the villages of Marat – the raids were in the same area as the massacre yesterday. Until now there are five martyrs.” The same source also reported that the attack killed “the martyr Yasser Ahmad Thabet al Darwish and four unidentified martyrs who happened to be passing in the high street in Mrat at the time of the raid launched by warplanes noon today.” The named victim’s details closely resembled those of a reported victim of the previous day’s strike.
Euphrates Post instead reported ” one martyr and four wounded some of them in a critical condition after warplanes targeted the house of Ahmad al Darwish this afternoon.”
Civilians reported killed: 1 to 5
Civilians reported injured: 0-4
Sources: Free Deir Ezzor Radio [Arabic] [Archived], Free Deir Ezzor Radio (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post (1) [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Deir Ezzor and Raqqa Legal Network [Arabic] [Archived], Deutsche Presse Agentur [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Contested Russia
Coalition position: For November 23rd-24th 2016 the Coalition reported that “Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIL headquarters building.”
For November 24th-25th it stated: ” Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes destroyed two oil well heads and two oil tanker trucks.”

 

November 24th 2016: قرية الكلي Al Killi village east of al Jarnia, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Between four and six civilians reportedly died when the Coalition allegedly struck the funeral of two civilian males killed in the village of al Killi the day earlier.
According to Raqqa is Being Slaughtered, “4 women were killed and others wounded following a raid by the international coalition on a house in mourning in al Killi near al Jarnia. The mourning was for the martyrs of the air raid on the village yesterday.” The group later named three of the women killed as:
The wife of Khabour al Haj Hussein
Wife of Hamadi al Mahmoud
Wife of Abdallah al Abd al Haj Hussein
The Syrian Observatory later raised the death toll to six, and said 13 locals were injured.

Civilians reported killed: 4 to 6, including 4 women
Civilians reported injured: 13
Sources: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (1) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (3) [Arabic] [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic] [Archived], Step News [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jarnia News [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (2) [Archived], Baladi News [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (3) [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For November 23rd-24th 2016 the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, four strikes engaged two ISIL headquarters buildings; and destroyed eight oil storage tanks, five oil tanker trucks, and an oil refinement system. Near Ayn Isa, one strike destroyed a vehicle storage facility.”
For November 24th-25th it reports: “Near Ar Raqqah, three strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed a fighting position and a front-end loader. Near Ayn Isa, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit.”

 

November 24th 2016: Raqqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Two named cousins died in a reported Coalition airstrike on the vicinity of Raqqa.
According to the VDC, Houssien al-Khames al-Najeb al-Hadede and Ahmad al-Najeeb died – both from Sfaireh Abu Jreen in Aleppo.
Deir Hafer al Hadath said that the men died when unsidentified warplanes targeted a ‘refugee camp’ near Raqqa.
Civilians reported killed: 2
Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources:  Violations Documentation Centre [Archived], Aleppo 24 [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Hafer al Hadath [Arabic] [Archived], 2011 Martyrs [Arabic [Archived],

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For November 23rd-24th 2016 the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, four strikes engaged two ISIL headquarters buildings; and destroyed eight oil storage tanks, five oil tanker trucks, and an oil refinement system. Near Ayn Isa, one strike destroyed a vehicle storage facility.”
For November 24th-25th it reports: “Near Ar Raqqah, three strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed a fighting position and a front-end loader. Near Ayn Isa, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit.”

 

November 24th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary: There were claims by local sources that as many as 70 civilian casualties occured in Mosul as a result of Coalition strikes, ISIL bombardment or Iraq Army actions. 
Iraqi Spring Media Center reported that 70 civilians were killed or wounded by “either” the Coalition or Iraqi government artillery.

Other reports put the toll lower, including one released by Al Taghier Channel, which put the toll at 36 killed and wounded. Additional outlets reported that ISIL had committed massacres in areas of Mosul recaptured by government forces.
In a January 2nd 2017 statement which may refer to this or the following event, the Coalition noted: ” Nov. 24, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that no civilians were harmed in this strike.” A senior official later informed Airwars that the alleged incident had come to light as a result of internal reporting.
Civilians reported killed: 6 or more

Civilians reported injured: 30 – 65
Sources: Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], News of Iraq [Arabic] [Archived], Al Taghier Channel [Arabic] [Archived], Naynawaalghad [Arabic] [Archived], زكريا الكردي  [Arabic]  [Archived], Coalition civilian casualty report (January 2017),

Quality of reporting: Contested – Coalition, Iraqi forces and ISIL all cited for the killing of civilians in the area. 
Coalition position: For November 23rd-24th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units and a sniper position; destroyed six mortar systems, three vehicles, two heavy machine guns, two VBIEDs, and two command and control nodes; damaged four supply routes and two bridges; and suppressed a tactical unit and a mortar system.” For November 24th-25th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed three ISIL-held buildings, two mortar systems, two vehicles, a VBIED, an artillery system, and a weapons cache; damaged a supply route; and suppressed a mortar system.”

 

November 24th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary: A single outlet, Iraqyoon News, cited “local sources” and reported on Facebook that four civil defense employees were killed by a Coalition strike on “Algeria Street in the east of Mosul.”
In a January 2nd 2017 statement which may refer to this or the previous event, the Coalition noted: ” Nov. 24, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that no civilians were harmed in this strike.”

A senior official later informed Airwars that the alleged incident had come to light as a result of internal reporting. Supplied co-ordinates showed the target was a house in Mosul’s al Karamah neighbourhood.
An ISIL video issued that day showed at least one house badly damaged, which may relate to this event.
Civilians reported killed: 4

Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Iraqyoon News [Arabic] [Archived], Coalition civilian casualty report (January 2017), Location of strike, ISIL video (archived),

Quality of reporting: Weak – effectively single source
Coalition position: For November 24th-25th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed three ISIL-held buildings, two mortar systems, two vehicles, a VBIED, an artillery system, and a weapons cache; damaged a supply route; and suppressed a mortar system.” 
For November 25th-26th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed three vehicles, three ISIL-held buildings, three mortar systems, a VBIED facility, a VBIED, a supply cache, a watercraft, and a fighting position; degraded a VBIED facility and seven roads; and suppressed a mortar system.”

 

November 25th 2016: قرية قرطبة Qortoba village, Raqqa governorate, Syria

Mohammad al Yassin (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered)
Mohammad al Yassin (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered)

Summary: Four civilians were killed in a reported afternoon airstrike on Qortoba village, as a heavy Coalition/ SDF campaign against ISIL continued.
Al A’Amaq Media reported two deaths initially. According to Syria News Desk, “Coalition aircraft bombed three houses in the centre of  Qahtaniyah, killing four civilians including a child, and injuring more than 14 others, including six dangerous situations, were taken by residents  to the National hospital of Raqqa in addition to the destruction of two houses completely and damaging three others nearby houses and material damage to other large property.”
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered named the following civilian fatalities:
Mohammad al Yassin from Hazima
Saleh Mohammad Al Moheissan
Jamal al Hamad Al Majil – child (pictured below)
In its February 2017 casualty report, the Coalition noted that “Nov. 25, 2016, near Ar Raqqah, Syria, via self-report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that no civilians were harmed in this strike..” However Airwars continues to assess this as a likely event.
Civilians reported killed: 4, including 1 child
Civilians reported injured: 7-14
Sources:
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (1) [Arabic] [Archived], Al A’Amaq Media (ISIL-controlled) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (3) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (4) [Arabic] [Archived],  Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Syrian News Desk [Arabic] [Archived], Qasioun [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi News [Arabic] [Archived], Step News [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived], Coalition civcas report (February 2017),

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For November 23rd-24th 2016 the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, four strikes engaged two ISIL headquarters buildings; and destroyed eight oil storage tanks, five oil tanker trucks, and an oil refinement system. Near Ayn Isa, one strike destroyed a vehicle storage facility.”
For November 24th-25th it reports: “Near Ar Raqqah, three strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed a fighting position and a front-end loader. Near Ayn Isa, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit.”

Jamal al Hamad Al Majil (via Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently)
Jamal al Hamad Al Majil (via Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently)

 

November 25th 2016: قرية الرطبة Al Rutba village, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Two unnamed civilians were reported killed by an alleged Coalition airstrike on al Rutba.
According to Shaam News, “two civilians were martyred by the bombing of the international coalition aircraft on al Rutba  village north of Raqqa.” Al Araby al Jadid also reported that “Civilians were killed and wounded in raids by the international coalition on the villages of Qortoba and al Rutba in the northern Raqqa countryside in conjunction with clashes between Daesh and the Kurdish militias near the area.”
Civilians reported killed: 2
Civilians reported injured: 1 or more
Sources:
Shaam News Network [Arabic [Archived], Al Araby al Jadid (archived) [Arabic] [Archived], Coalition civcas report (February 2017),

Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For November 23rd-24th 2016 the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, four strikes engaged two ISIL headquarters buildings; and destroyed eight oil storage tanks, five oil tanker trucks, and an oil refinement system. Near Ayn Isa, one strike destroyed a vehicle storage facility.”
For November 24th-25th it reports: “Near Ar Raqqah, three strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed a fighting position and a front-end loader. Near Ayn Isa, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit.”

 

November 26th 2016: الصناعة Industrial neighbourhood of Mosul, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary: Fourteen or more people were reported killed and 35 injured due to Coalition bombing, according to local sources.
Multiple social media accounts, including @IQsunni, reported identical reports, stating that 14 people were killed and 35 injured “as a result of a US airstrike” on an industrial area in Mosul. Another tweet, by @zyaad_alsenjar, wrote “Overnight air strike targeted a very violent eastern neighborhoods of the city of Mosul # inflicted casualties among innocent civilians. Horror and fear or liberation?”
Russian state-owned outlet Sputnik News cited reports that 18 people, including 14 women, were killed. It reported that the Coalition was responsible. 
Also see incident below.
Civilians reported killed: 14-18

Civilians reported injured: 35
Sources: @IQsunni [Arabic] [Archived], ايناس الكردية, [Arabic] [Archived], @zyaad_alsenjar  [Arabic] [Archived], Sputnik News [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Fair

Coalition position: For November 25th-26th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed three vehicles, three ISIL-held buildings, three mortar systems, a VBIED facility, a VBIED, a supply cache, a watercraft, and a fighting position; degraded a VBIED facility and seven roads; and suppressed a mortar system.”
For November 26th-27th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units; destroyed four mortar systems, three vehicles, three weapons caches, and an ISIL-held building; damaged 17 supply routes and a tunnel; and suppressed a fighting position.”

 

November 26th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary: In its monthly civilian casualty report for January 2017, the Coalition admitted killig two civilians “near Mosul” on November 26th. This may relate to the previous incident report.
According to the Coalition, “Nov. 26, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq: During a strike on ISIL fighters and a technical vehicle it is assessed that two civilians were unintentionally killed by the munition’s strike blast.”

A senior official later informed Airwars that the alleged incident had come to light as a result of internal reporting.
Civilians reported killed: 2
Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Coalition civilian casualty report (January 2017),
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED CIVILIAN CASUALTY EVENT

Coalition position: For November 25th-26th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed three vehicles, three ISIL-held buildings, three mortar systems, a VBIED facility, a VBIED, a supply cache, a watercraft, and a fighting position; degraded a VBIED facility and seven roads; and suppressed a mortar system.”
For November 26th-27th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units; destroyed four mortar systems, three vehicles, three weapons caches, and an ISIL-held building; damaged 17 supply routes and a tunnel; and suppressed a fighting position.”

 

November 26th 2016: Near Raqqah, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: In its monthly civilian casualty report for January 2017, the Coalition admitted killig a civilian in Raqqa. The event was previously unknown to Airwars.
According to the Coalition, Nov. 26, 2016, “Nov. 26, 2016, near Ar Raqqah, Syria: During a strike on ISIL fighters in a moving vehicle it is assessed that one civilian pedestrian was unintentionally killed by the munition’s strike blast.”

Awaiting further details.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Coalition civilian casualty report (January 2017),
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED CIVILIAN CASUALTY EVENT

Coalition position: For November 25th-26th, the Coalition originally reported “Near Ar Raqqah, six strikes engaged five ISIL tactical units and a storage facility; destroyed two vehicles, a command and control node, and a fighting position.”
For November 26th-27th, the Coalition at the time reported: “Near Ar Raqqah, five strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions, two vehicles, three well heads, and an oil tank.”

 

November 27th 2016: قرية حاوي Hawi village, ذيبان  Zeban town or vicinity, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: A Coalition raid on oil infrastructure at Hawi in the Zebain area killed three civilians, according to multiple reports. The Coalition later confirmed the incident.
According to Deir Ezzor 24 and others, those killed died when oil burners (primitive refineries) were targeted. Syria News Desk reported that “international coalition planes launched raids on primitive refineries at an oil refinery east of the village of Zeban controlled by IS killing three civilians and wounding seven others, as well as burning four refineries completely.”
On January 3rd 2017 the Coalition announced that an event at ‘Omar Gosp’ was under investgation. While publicly listed for November 24th, officials confiermed to Airwars that this was in fact a November 27th event at the Omar Gas and Oil Supply Point.
On March 4th the Coalition announced: “Nov. 27, 2016, near Dayr Az Zayr, Syria, via self-report: During a strike on ISIS oil tanker trucks it was assessed that three civilians were killed. After warning shots were fired to dislodge drivers from the vehicles a number of the trucks scattered. Three of the trucks were subsequently engaged, destroyed, and their drivers presumed killed. The other vehicles in the area were abandoned after the warning shots were fired and subsequently destroyed with no assessed civilian casualties.”
Civilians reported killed: 3
Civilians reported injured: 7
Sources: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Deir Ezzor 24 [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News [Arabic] [Archived], Radio Al Kul (1) [Arabic] [Archived], Radio Al Kul (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor 24 (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Coalition monthly civilian casualty report (January 2017), Coalition civilian casualty report (February 2017), Coalition monthly civcas report (March 2017),
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED CIVILIAN CASUALTY EVENT
Coalition position: For November 27th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed four oil tanker trucks and two oil tanker trailers.”

 

November 28th 2016: منطقة الحسيان Al Hissiyan area, بادية البوكمال Al Bukamal desert, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary: One to two civilians were reported killed in a Coalition strike on the al Hussian area of the al Bukamal desert.
One young male civilian victim was named as Ahmad Fahid Hamoud (or al Kijja/ Kajia). Syria 2011 named Mohammad Fahid as killed – who may or may not be the same person. Only Euphrates Post reported two fatalities.
Civilians reported killed: 1-2
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Deir Ezzor 24 [Arabic] [Archived], LCCSY [Archived], Al Natek [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Press Network [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor Observatory [Arabic] [Archived], Asharqia 24 [Arabic] [Archived], Syria 2011 [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jisr TV [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post (2) [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For November 27th-28th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed four oil tanker trucks and two oil tanker trailers.”
For November 28th-29th, it reported that “Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle, construction equipment, and an oil rig.”

Ahmad Fahid al Kajia (via Euphrates Post)
Ahmad Fahid al Kajia (via Euphrates Post)

 

November 28th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary: In an alleged incident previously unknown to Airwars, the Coalition noted in January 2017 that “Nov. 28, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq: No Coalition strikes were conducted on structures in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.”
A senior official later informed Airwars that the alleged incident had come to light as a result of internal reporting.
Civilians reported killed: 0-1 or more

Civilians reported injured: 0-1 or more
Sources: Coalition monthly civilian casualty report (January 2017),
Quality of reporting: Discounted

Coalition position: For November 28th-29th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units; destroyed five mortar systems, three ISILheld buildings, three vehicles, three VBIEDs, two front-end loaders, a VBIED factory, and a command and control node; suppressed three tactical units; and damaged five supply routes and two pieces of road construction equipment.”

 

November 29th 2016: Rawa, Anbar province, Iraq
Summary: At least 10 members of one family were reported killed by a Coalition raid, according to local sources. 
Iraqi Spring reported that a man, a woman and 8 children from a single family were killed by a Coalition attack on civilian homes in Rawa.

Several other outlets also reported between 9-10 dead from the same family.
JBCNews aid that the home belonged to Mohamed Ramadan Ali Rawi who was killed along with his wife, Ganiha Jassim Mohammed Salami and 9 of their children who were all under 12 years old.
Civilians reported killed: 10-11, including 8-9 children and 1 woman
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic] [Archived]Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], News of Iraq [Arabic] [Archived], JBCNews [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Fair

Coalition position: For November 28th-29th, the Coalition reported “Near Rawah, one strike destroyed a bunker.”
For November 29th-30th, the Coalition reported no strikes near Rawa, but did report “Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged ISIL military equipment and a defensive position.”

 

November 29th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary: Sixteen civilians, including women and children were killed in a Coalition raid in the south of Mosul, according to a single source – Iraqi Spring Media Center. 
Amsiraq published pictures of damaged buildings in south Iraq which it said had been caused by Coalition and government shelling. There was no mention of civilian casualties.
Civilians reported killed: 16, including women and children

Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], Amsiraq [Arabic] [Archived], Coalition monthly civilian casualty report (January 2017),
Quality of reporting: Poor 

Coalition position: For November 28th-29th, the Coalition reported ” Near Mosul, six strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units; destroyed five mortar systems, three ISILheld buildings, three vehicles, three VBIEDs, two front-end loaders, a VBIED factory, and a command and control node; suppressed three tactical units; and damaged five supply routes and two pieces of road construction equipment.”
For November 29th-30th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed four VBIEDs, four mortar systems, three ISIL-held buildings, two vehicles, two weapon caches, and an ISIL compound; suppressed a mortar system; and damaged 22 supply routes and a tank.”

 

November 29th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary: In an incident which may relate to the one above, the Coalition confirmed in January 2017 that it had killed three civilians in a strike near Mosul.
According to the Coalition, “Nov. 29, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq: During a strike on ISIL fighters it is assessed that three civilians were unintentionally killed when they entered the target area just prior to the munition’s impact.”
Al Rafidain published a video on the day (probably originating from ISIL) which showed significant damage to a west Mosul neighbourhood, along with dead and injured civilians. Local journalist Zyaad Alsenjary claimed civilian homes had been ‘targeted’.
Civilians reported killed: 3
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Al Rafidain [Arabic] [Archived], News IQ [Arabic] [Archived], Zyaad Alsenjary [Arabic] [Archived], Coalition monthly civilian casualty report (January 2017),
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED CIVILIAN CASUALTY EVENT

Coalition position: For November 28th-29th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units; destroyed five mortar systems, three ISILheld buildings, three vehicles, three VBIEDs, two front-end loaders, a VBIED factory, and a command and control node; suppressed three tactical units; and damaged five supply routes and two pieces of road construction equipment.”
For November 29th-30th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed four VBIEDs, four mortar systems, three ISIL-held buildings, two vehicles, two weapon caches, and an ISIL compound; suppressed a mortar system; and damaged 22 supply routes and a tank.”

 

November 29th 2016: قرية الرحيات  Al Rahiat village, northern countryside, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Four civilians were reported killed and between 8 and 12 injured in an alleged Coalition airstrike on al Rahiat.
In a detailed report, Syria News said that “two children and their parents were killed and 12 other civilians were injured after midnight, due to international coalition targeting of al Rahiat village under the control of Islamic State in Raqqa with two raids. The media opposition activist Mohamed Osman, quoting civilian sources from the village, told Syria News Desk that ,’the  said Coalition aircraft targeted with vacuum missiles houses in the centre of  Rahiat and another on the outskirts, confirming that there 4 injured who are in a critical situation and were  transported by the residents  to the National Hospital in Raqqa, while the others were taken to various medical points of the city. Osman added that the raids also resulted in the deaths of a number of livestock and the destruction of two houses completely and burning civilian vehicle and other physical damage to property.”
Others also reported the event – often using identical language.
Civilians reported killed: 4, includng 2 children
Civilians reported injured: 8 to 12
Sources: Step News [Arabic] [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic] [Archived], SANA [Arabic] [Archived], Syria News Centre [Arabic] [Archived], Al Mayadeen [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For November 28th-29th, the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes destroyed three oil well heads, two oil pump jacks, two oil refinement equipment pieces, an oil tank, and construction equipment.”
For November 29th-30th, it stated that “Near Ar Raqqah, one strike engaged an ISIL chemical weapons storage facility.”

December 2016

December 1st 2016: Al Qaim, Anbar Province, Iraq
Summary: Fifteen civilians were reported killed and 8 wounded in an alleged Coalition raid, according to local sources.
Yaqein said that 15 civilians, “including women and children” were killed in a Coalition strike that hit homes. Iraqi Spring Media Center also reported that 15 civilians were killed, and that 8 were injured. They too blamed the Coalition. 
However, in its February 2017 civilian casualty report the Coalition noted: “Dec. 1, 2016, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in this geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
Civilians reported killed: 15

Civilians reported injured: 8
Sources: Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], Coalition civilian casualty report (February 2017),
Quality of reporting: Discounted. ASSESSED INCIDENT

Coalition position: For November 30th-December 1st, the Coalition reported no strikes near al Qaim but reported “Near Rawah, two strikes engaged an ISIL VBIED staging area and destroyed a bunker.”
For December 1st-December 2nd, the Coalition reported no strikes near Al Qaim.

 

December 3rd 2016: Al Qaim, Anbar Province, Iraq

Ayham Ibrahim Jassam (via )
Ayham Ibrahim Jassam (via Al Qaim al Hadath )

Summary: At least nine civilians, including women and children, were reported killed and several others wounded due to alleged Coalition strikes, according to local sources.
Yaqein reported that the Coalition killed 21 civilians, “mostly women and children” and wounded ten others included 7 children. A source told Yaqein that “the bombing focused on the areas of Saada and al-Obeidi,” and destroyed four houses along with seven cars belonging to civilians.
Muntathar al Zaidi Al Harari put the number of injured at 13. News of Iraq put the death toll at 9 (all from one family), while Al Gharbia reported that 12 civilians had died and identified one victim – a child named Ayham Ibrahim Jassam
In an emailed response to a report submitted by Airwars on this and other incidents in December 2016, Coalition officials said the event was presently assessed as ‘Not credible.’
Civilians reported killed: 9-21

Civilians reported injured: 13
Sources: Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], منتظر الزيدي الحريري [Arabic] [Archived], News of Iraq [Arabic] [Archived], News of Iraq (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Al Gharbia Press [Arabic] [Archived], Al Gharbia Press (2)  [Arabic] [Archived], Al Qaim Al Hadath [Arabic] [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Fair – though Coalition does not report strikes in the exact area. ASSESSED INCIDENT

Coalition position: For December 2nd-3rd, the Coalition reported no strikes near Al Qaim but reported “Near Rawah, one strike destroyed a VBIED factory.”
For December 3rd-4th, the Coalition reported no strikes near Al Qaim but reported “Near Rawah, one strike destroyed an ISIL VBIED factory.”

 

December 3rd 2016: حي النور Al Noor neighbourhood of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: The Coalition admitted in its February 2017 civilian casualty report that it had likely killed one civilian during a strike on an ISIL mortar team.
As the report noted, “Dec. 3, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on ISIL fighters firing a mortar on partnered forces it is assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed.
The incident appears to refer to an event at al Noor neighbourhood, which was captured by Iraqi security forces shortly afterwards. According to a local eyewitness who spoke with Airwars, Coalition strikes damaged nine civilian houses during the attack near the Aesha Mosque. The dead man was named as Huthiefa Talal.

Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Coalition civilian casualty event (February 2017)Ayn al Iraq News [Arabic] [Archived], Mosul 1231 [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED CIVILIAN CASUALTY EVENT
Coalition position: At the time, the Coalition publicly noted for December 3rd-4th that “Near Mosul, three strikes [1 British] engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed a mortar, a weapons cache, four ISIL-held buildings, a command and control node, an explosives factory, and a heavy machine gun; damaged a land bridge, an ISIL-held building, and 16 supply routes; and suppressed an ISIL tactical unit.”

 

December 4th 2016: قرية كبش غربي, Kabish Gharbi village, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: A single source reported civilian casualties following an alleged Coalition raid at Khabish Gharbi.
According to Smart News, “one civilian was killed and others wounded in coalition raids on the village of Kabish Gharbi north of Raqqa.”
In an emailed response to a report submitted by Airwars on this and other incidents in December 2016, Coalition officials said the event was presently assessed as ‘Not credible.’
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Smart News [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Weak – presently single source. ASSESSED INCIDENT
Coalition position: For December 3rd-4th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, one strike destroyed an ISIL command and control node.”
For December 4th-5th 2016 the Coalition reported that ” Near Ar Raqqah, three strikes [1 British with others] engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed a weapons production facility, a vehicle, and a bulldozer.”

 

December 5th 2016: الحزيمة Al Hazima, northern Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: A woman was reported killed and several injured during an alleged Coalition strike on al Hazima.
According to LCCSY, “international coalition warplanes target the town of #Hazima to the north of the city where a civilian was martyred and several others were injured.”
In an emailed response to a report submitted by Airwars on this and other incidents in December 2016, Coalition officials said the event had been submitted “for further review.”

Civilians reported killed: 1, a woman
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: LCCSY [Archived], Al Natek [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News [Arabic] [Archived], Syria Revolutionaries Gathering [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian PC [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair. INCIDENT UNDER ASSESSMENT
Coalition position: For December 4th-5th 2016 the Coalition reported that ” Near Ar Raqqah, three strikes [1 British with others] engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed a weapons production facility, a vehicle, and a bulldozer.”
For December 5th-6th it reported: “Near Ar Raqqah, three strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units and destroyed a fighting position.”

 

December 5th 2016: الجرنية Al Jarnia Raqqa governorate, Syria

Omar al Ahmad al Omar (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently)
Omar al Ahmad al Omar (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently)

Summary: A reported Coalition airstrike on the local water company killed at least five workers, according to sources.
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered reported that “three people working at the water company in al Jarnia – one of them the water manager – were killed in international coalition raids targeting the company today.” Baladi News placed the death toll at seven, while Syria Post reported ten deaths. Pro-regime website JP News reported that “Coalition warplanes killed the workers in the water company thought those workers are not ISIS member, and they had been working there even before ISIS was found 3 years ago.”
Syria News Desk cited local activist Mohamed Osman, quoting civilian sources from the village: “The wounded were taken by villagers to the National Hospital in Raqqa, after raids resulted in the destruction of a large civic building institution, in addition to the destruction of an apartment building nearby and other property.”
The victims were later named as :
Issa Al Hassan, director of the company nicknamed ‘the doctor’
Khaled Al Haj Abed
Mohammed Al Isa Al Hussein (from Mazyouneh)
Ahmad Al-Hamoud Al Hilal (from Al Amer)
Hussein Al Llous ( from Teet)
Mohammed Hmeed Al-Hussein
Umar Al Ahmad al Omar [pictured above]
Abdur-Rahman Mohammed Al-Tis’an
In an emailed response to a report submitted by Airwars on this and other incidents in December 2016, Coalition officials requested additional information concerning the alleged event.
Civilians reported killed:
8-10

Civilians reported injured: 10-12
Sources: Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently [Arabic] [Archived], al Jarnia News [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi News [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa Post [Arabic] [Archived], Syria Post [Arabic] [Archived], Aljmhoria [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa Post (2) – victim names [Arabic] [Archived], Free Syrian Army  [Arabic] [Archived], JP News [Arabic] [Archived], Al A’Amaq (ISIL) [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Step News [Arabic] [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (3) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (4) [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], LCCSY [Archived], Smart News (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Syria News Desk (2) [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For December 4th-5th 2016 the Coalition reported that ” Near Ar Raqqah, three strikes [1 British with others] engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed a weapons production facility, a vehicle, and a bulldozer.”
For December 5th-6th it reported: “Near Ar Raqqah, three strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units and destroyed a fighting position.”

 

December 5th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh Province, Iraq

Allah Ali Khalid Al Dannu
Allah Ali Khalid Al Dannu

Summary: Two civilians were killed in Coalition strikes in Mosul, according to local sources.
Nineveh MC reported that a resident named Ahmed Sufian Thabit – a father of four – was killed in his home by a Coalition raid: “Coalition aircraft targeted a house controlled by ISIL in the Aldoassh neighborhood during the preparation of their criminal operations. But citizen Ahmed Sufian Thabit in the house next to the targeted house died, a father of four children.”
Separately, مهند العبيدي reported that a man named Allah Ali Khalid Al Dannu was killed by a Coalition bombing in Mosul.
In an emailed response to a report submitted by Airwars on this and other incidents in December 2016, Coalition officials requested additional information concerning the alleged event.
Civilians reported killed: 2

Civilians reported injured: unknwon
Sources: Nineveh MC [Arabic] [Archived], مهند العبيدي [Arabic], 
Quality of reporting: Fair

Coalition position: For December 4th-5th, the Coalition reported Near Mosul, five strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units; destroyed seven mortar systems, four ISIL-held buildings, two vehicles, a VBIED factory, and a front-end loader; and damaged 31 supply routes.
For December 5th-6th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed nine ISIL-held buildings, four mortar systems, two VBIEDs, a vehicle, a heavy machine gun, two repeater tower power stations, and a land bridge; damaged a bridge, a front-end loader, 47 roads; and suppressed a tactical unit. Near Ramadi, one strike destroyed an ISIL VBIED.” 

 

December 6th 2016: قرية العبارة  Al Abbara village, northern Raqqa governorate, Syria

Mouayed Ibrahim al Sakhir (via RBSS)
Mouayed Ibrahim al Sakhir (via RBSS)

Summary: Four civilians including three brothers – along with two ISIL fighters – were reported killed in an alleged Coalition air raid on al Abbara.
Syria News Desk said that “Four civilians and two members of Islamic state were killed and others were injured this afternoon, due to  international coalition raids targeting with four raids the village of Al A’bbara  under the control of ISIL in the countryside of northern Raqqa.”
According to Smart news, seven civilians were also injured in the attack.
Syrian PC has named three of the dead, all from the same family:
Ahmad Shareef Sakher, 20 years
Hussein Shareef Sakher
, 18 years
Mo’ayad Ibrahim Sakher
, 15 years

In an emailed response to a report submitted by Airwars on this and other incidents in December 2016, Coalition officials said the event had been submitted “for further review.”
Civilians reported killed: 4 (1 a child), and 2 ISIL fighters
Civilians reported injured: 7
Sources: Syrian PC [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa Post [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa 24 [Arabic] [Archived], All 4 Syria [Arabic] [Archived], Eldorar News [Arabic] [Archived], Halab Today TV [Arabic] [Archived], Al Natek [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) 1 [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived] Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (3) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (4) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (2) [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair. INCIDENT UNDER ASSESSMENT
Coalition position: For December 5th-6th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, three strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units and destroyed a fighting position.”
For December 6th-7th it noted: “Near Ar Raqqah, three strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed two storage sheds, a vehicle, and a decoy tank. Near Ayn Isa, three strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit, destroyed an artillery system, and disabled an ISIL VBIED.”

Ahmad Sharif al Sakhir and his brother Hussein Sharif al Sakhir (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered)
Ahmad Sharif al Sakhir and his brother Hussein Sharif al Sakhir (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered)

 

December 6th 2016: بلدة البزاعة  al Baza’a, eastern Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: Multiple sources blamed the Coalition for the deaths of a woman and her children at al Baza’a north east of al Bab. However the Coalition later assessed the claims as ‘Not credible.’
According to Step News “Coalition planes launch several raids on al Baza’a last night killing eight people including women and children.” The Syrian Observatory did not identify the perpetrators however, noting that “a woman with seven of her children was killed by massacre by warplanes targeted Bazaa village northeast of al-Bab city.
Syria News Desk reported the following: “A civilian source from al Bab, on condition of anonymity, told Syria news desk , that the planes targeted  the old police station and nearby homes on the southern outskirts of town, confirming the presence of several dangerous situations among the injured, who were transferred to hospitals in al bab, making it likely that number of deaths will rise during coming hours due to poor medical facilities in the region. The source added that the raids resulted in the destruction of the police station building and two houses completely and burning a house and three civilian cars, in addition to considerable material damage to a number of shops and their contents.”
Euphrates Post – which also blamed the Coalition – named the dead as:

Mrs. Leila, the wife of  Abboud Abbas
Mohammed Aboud Al Abbas
Ibrahim Abboud Al Abbas
Hassan Abboud Al Abbas
Fatima Abboud Al Abbas
Walaa Abboud Al Abbas
Hilal Aboud Al-Abbas
Unknown victim
In an emailed response to a report submitted by Airwars on this and other incidents in December 2016, Coalition officials said the event was presently assessed as ‘Not credible.’

Civilians reported killed: 8, including 3-7 children and 1 woman
Civilians reported injured: 22
Sources: Step News [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Halab News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Discounted Coalition. Possibly Turkish or Russian. ASSESSED INCIDENT
Co
alition position: For December 5th-6th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Manbij, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit.”

For December 6th-7th it noted: “Near Manbij, one strike destroyed an ISIL decoy artillery system.”

 

December 6th 2016: سد الطبقة  Al Thawrah/ Al Tabaqa dam, western Raqqa governorateSyria
Summary: Three civilians reportedly died and three were injured in an alleged Coalition strike at al Tabaqa. The victims were said to be from Qaryatain in Homs, with Step News, Shaam News Network and Euphrates Post reporting that they died while collecting wood. Syria News Desk instead said the trio died when homes were struck.
The dead were named as:
Ali Abdoul-Khaleq al Amouri
Hussein Al-Shahoud/ al Amouri
Mohammed Nidal Al-Arandas
In an emailed response to a report submitted by Airwars on this and other incidents in December 2016, Coalition officials said the event was presently assessed as ‘Not credible.’

Civilians reported killed: 3
Civilians reported injured: 3
Sources: Dery News [Arabic] [Archived], Amar Hweidi blog [Arabic] [Archived], Step News [Arabic] [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair, though Coalition denies responsibility
Coalition position:  For December 5th-6th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, three strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units and destroyed a fighting position.”
For December 6th-7th it noted: “Near Ar Raqqah, three strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed two storage sheds, a vehicle, and a decoy tank. Near Ayn Isa, three strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit, destroyed an artillery system, and disabled an ISIL VBIED.”

 

December 7th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary: The Coalition mistakenly hit Iraqi forces during an airstrike near al Salem hospital in Mosul, according to some local sources.
Iraqi Spring Media Center reported that the Coalition “mistakenly targeted” government forces near Salam Hospital in the southeast of Mosul. And Sputnik News claimed that US Air Force bombs left 90 Iraqi military members dead and more than 100 wounded.
The Coalition later issued a statement: “On Dec. 6th, Iraqi Security Forces attempted to seize the Al Salem hospital complex from ISIL fighters in the heart of East Mosul. ISIL was using the hospital as a base of operations and command and control headquarters.  After seizing the area, the ISF fought off several counterattacks and six VBIEDs the following day before retrograding a short distance, under heavy enemy fire, to strengthen their position. On Dec. 7th, after Iraqi forces continued to receive heavy and sustained machine gun and rocket propelled grenade fire from ISIL fighters in a building on the hospital complex, they requested immediate support from the Coalition. In support of the Iraqi Security Forces, Coalition aircraft conducted a precision strike on the location to target enemy fighters firing on Iraqi forces. The Coalition complies with the Law of Armed Conflict and takes all feasible precautions during the planning and execution of airstrikes to reduce the risk of harm to non-combatants. We will continue to strike ISIL military targets in support of our partners in order to defeat ISIL in Iraq.
Awaiting clarification on whether friendly forces were engaged.
Friendly forces reported killed: 90

Friendly forces reported injured: 100
Sources: Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], @shvm_90 [Arabic] [Archived], News of Iraq [Arabic] [Archived], Coalition statement [Archived] Sputnik News [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Fair

Coalition position: For December 5th-6th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed nine ISIL-held buildings, four mortar systems, two VBIEDs, a vehicle, a heavy machine gun, two repeater tower power stations, and a land bridge; damaged a bridge, a front-end loader, 47 roads; and suppressed a tactical unit.
For December 6th-7th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit, destroyed a VBIED facility and an excavator, damaged three supply routes, and suppressed two tactical units.” 

December 7th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary: Nearly 100 civilians were killed or wounded in Mosul due to airstrikes and artillery bombardment, according to a local source.
Iraqi Spring Media Center reported the deaths of 98 civilians in Mosul during the preceding 48 hours due to “aerial and artillery bombardment” targeting residential areas. 
In an emailed response to a report submitted by Airwars on this and other incidents in December 2016, Coalition officials said the event was presently assessed as ‘Not credible.’
Civilians reported killed: 98

Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center (2) [Arabic] [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Weak – single source. ASSESSED INCIDENT

Coalition position: For December 6th-7th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit, destroyed a VBIED facility and an excavator, damaged three supply routes, and suppressed two tactical units.” For December 7th-8th, the Coalition has not yet released a strike report.

 

December 7th 2016: Al Qaim, Anbar Province, Iraq
Summary: At least 60 civilians were killed and as many as 100 injured in a series of airstrikes in al Qaim, according to reports. However the Coalition later denied responsibility.
Iraqi Spring Media Center said that 60 civilians were killed and 100 injured in an Iraqi government bombing that targeted al Qaim. A report post on Rawh2015 and at least one other Facebook page indicated that three strikes took place – including on in front of the Grand Mosque and another “targeted civilians during the receipt of pensions.”
Rafidian Information Center reported that 6 air raids took place. A report in Shafaaq said the head of Iraq’s Parliament blamed the strikes on incorrect coordinates. Other outlets, including Euphrates Post, blamed the Coalition.
However in a statement posted to Twitter, the Coalition’s spokesperson said that “CJTF-OIR is aware of reports of civilian casualties near Al Qaim. We did not conduct strikes in the area around the time of the incident.” This was later reiterated in the Coalition’s February 2017 civilian casualty report.
Later reports from Iraqi Spring Media Center put the death toll at 120 civilians. Extremely graphic photographs of dead children were posted by News of Iraq.
Civilians reported killed: 60-120, including 21 children and 13 women
Civilians reported injured: 100
Sources: Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center (3) [Arabic] [Archived], عطاء عز [Arabic] [Archived], Dear al Zoar Mobashar [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor 24 [Arabic] [Archived], Rawh2015 [Arabic] [Archived], “Al Jughefi 98” [Arabic] [Archived], Swalifania [Arabic] [Archived], ابو اليمان الشامي, [Arabic] [Archived], Al Anbar News [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], News of Iraq [Arabic] [Archived], “Monitoring and Information” [Arabic] [Archived], Shafaaq [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jazeera English, [Archived], News of Iraq [Arabic] [Archived], News of Iraq (2) [Arabic] [Archived], News of Iraq (3) [Arabic] [Archived], Ahmed Al Salmani [Arabic] [Archived], Coalition monthly civcas report (February 2017),
Quality of reporting: Discounted – likely an Iraqi air strike ASSESSED INCIDENT

Coalition position: In a statement posted to Twitter, the Coalition’s spokesperson said that “CJTF-OIR is aware of reports of civilian casualties near Al Qaim. We did not conduct strikes in the area around the time of the incident.”
Additionally it noted: “After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in this geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.”

 

December 7th 2016: بلدة المشيرفة Al Msheirfa town, northern Raqqa governorateSyria
Summary: Two families consisting of at least 11 people were killed at al Msheirfa in a Coalition airstrike. The international alliance later admitted to at least seven deaths in the event.
According to All 4 Syria, “18 civilians were killed in Al Msheirfa according to the initial death toll due to coalition warplane shelling. The warplanes targeted the house of Rajab Al-Ali Al-Hilal Al-Taweel and killed all of his family. Ahmad Al-Rajab Al-Askan was also killed with all his family too.” Qasioun also placed the death tol at 18, while Baladi News said ‘dozens’ were injured.
Raqqa is Beng Slaughtered also reported that “Coalition planes launched this morning several raids on the village of al Msheirfa – al Aksan neighbourhood – targeting several homes of which the following homes have been identified: the home of Ahmad al Rajab al A’skan and two other neighbourhing homes which led to the total destruction of the houses and the deaths of 18 martyrs including children and a number of wounded.” It also named the family of Ali al Hassan al Hilal as killed – though this may be the same as the al Taweel family. The Syyrian Network reported 11 deaths though said the toll was likely to rise.
ISIL’s media wing placed the death toll slightly higher: “20 killed in an American air raid targeting with  4 missiles civilian homes in the village.”
In its February 2017 casualty report, the Coalition noted: “Dec. 7, 2016, near Ar Raqqah, Syria, via social media report: During a strike on a compound occupied by ISIL fighters, it is assessed that seven civilians in the buildings were unintentionally killed.”
Civilians reported killed: 11-20, including 2 or more women and children
Civilians reported injured: 12-24
Sources: All 4 Syria [Arabic] [Archived], Qasioun [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi News [Arabic] [Archived], 3jil News [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa Post [Arabic] [Archived], Video – al Jisr TV [Arabic], Ortas [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian News [Arabic] [Archived], Step News [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered (RBSS) 1 [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (2) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (3) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (4) [Arabic] [Archived], LCCSY [Arabic] [Archived], Al A’Amaq (ISIL) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Coalition civilian casualty report (February 2017),
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED CIVILIAN CASUALTY EVENT
Coalition position: For December 6th-7th 2016, the Coalition publicly reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, three strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed two storage sheds, a vehicle, and a decoy tank.”
For December 7th-8th, the Coalition reported: “Near Ar Raqqah, six strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and a staging area; destroyed a mortarsystem, a fighting position, and a training camp; and damaged two supply routes.”

Al Jisr TV report says 18 civilians died in a Coalition strike on al Msheirfa, Syria on December 8th 2016

December 8th 2016: Tal Abtah (Tal Afar), Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary: Yaqein reported that more than 40 civilians, including civilians, were killed in Iraqi government bombing. Citing a source, they said that there were 42 victims.
Al Hadath, citing the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, also cited government airstrikes in Tel Abtah, but said that they killed “42 terrorists, and destroyed three cars, one carrying” members of ISIL. A Facebook account – Forth Theory – also cited more than 40 civilian deaths.
In an emailed response to a report submitted by Airwars on this and other incidents in December 2016, Coalition officials said the event was presently assessed as ‘Not credible.’
Civilians reported killed: 42, including women and children
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], Al Hadath [Arabic] [Archived], Forth Theory [Arabic] [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Discounted Coalition – reports indicate it was the Iraqi government. ASSESSED INCIDENT

Coalition position: For December 7th-8th, the Coalition reported no strikes near Tal Afar. For December 8th-9th, the Coalition reported no strikes near Tal Afar. 

 

December 8th 2016: بقرية البحرة  Al Bahra village, Al Bukamal countryside, Deir Ezzor governorateSyria
Summary: At least one named civilian was reported killed in an alleged Coalition strike on al Bahra.
According to Al Nateq, “A Coalition airstrike in Al Bahra, in the countryside of Abu Kamal, killed civilians: one person was identified as Hassan Al-Jandeel.”
In an emailed response to a report submitted by Airwars on this and other incidents in December 2016, Coalition officials said the event was presently assessed as ‘Not credible.’
Civilians reported killed: 1 or more
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Al Nateq (1) [Arabic] [Archived], Al Nateq (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Sharqiya Voice [Arabic] [Archived], Al Nateq (3) [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair, though Coalition denies responsibility. ASSESSED INCIDENT
Coalition position: For December 7th-8th 2016, the Coalition publicly reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes destroyed 17 oil tanker trucks and three oil wellheads.”
For December 8th-9th it stated: ” Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an oil wellhead.”

 

 

December 9th 2016: قرية معيزيلة  Ma’yezila village, northern  Raqqa governorateSyria
Summary: Between 17 and 32 civilians were reported killed and a further 20 or more injured following alleged Coalition strikes on Ma’yezila.
According to Riba FM, the strike took place near the town’s Alh mosque. Raqqa News Network reported that “Al-Ma’yzila’s population is less than 300 and they all have the same grandfather. More than 28 martyrs were killed, around 10% were killed. This is a genocide.” And Shaam News reported that “Activists said the international coalition targeted several civilian houses in the village of Maizalh with missiles, leaving 17 martyrs in an initial toll and dozens wounded.”
In a detailed report, Syria Newsdesk said “32 civilians were killed and more than 20 others wounded on Thursday evening, by the the international coalition planes targeting with six raids houses in the centre of al Ma’yezila village which is under the control of the organization of the Islamic state in  northern Raqqa. The media opposition activist Mohamed Osman, quoting civilian sources from the village, told Syria News Desk that two planes belonging to the international coalition bombed using vacuum missiles five houses in the village, killing 30 civilians, including two families made up of 16 people each including children. He confirmed that there are nine serious cases among the wounded, who were transferred to the National Hospital in Raqqa, the death toll is likely to rise in the coming hours, while the rest of the injured were ministered to at other medical points of the city. The source said the raids also resulted in the destruction of five houses completely and great damage occurred to four others houses.”
Raqqa News Network named the following victims:
Eight members of the Al-Afir family
Ahmad Al-Shinan Al-Qalit
Mahmood Al-Ahmad Al-Shinan, his wife and one or more children
Ismaeil Al-Ahmad Al-Shinan and his wife

Abdur Rahman – child of Ismaeil
Daughter of Mohammed Al-Hashim
Daughter of Ahmad Al-Hameed Al-Qalit
Asa’ad Suleiman al Juma’a and family (4 or more)
And Raqqa is Being Slaughtered named the followwwing additional victim:
Bushra Mohammad al Kalit – young woman
In an emailed response to a report submitted by Airwars on this and other incidents in December 2016, Coalition officials said the event had been submitted “for further review.”
Civilians reported killed: 17-32, including 7 children and 3 women
Civilians reported injured: 20-50
Sources: JP News [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa Post [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa News Network (1) – casualty list [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa News Network (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Riba FM [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jazeera Syria [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa News Network (3) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian PC [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) 1 [Arabic] [Archived], Syria Newsdesk (1) [Arabic] [Archived], Syria Newsdesk (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Step News [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (2) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (3) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (4) – casualty list [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (5) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (6) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (1) [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (2) [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights (2) [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights (3) [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights (4),
Quality of reporting: Fair. INCIDENT UNDER ASSESSMENT
Coalition position: For December 8th-9th 2016 the Coaltion reported: “Near Ar Raqqah, three strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit, destroyed a vehicle, a fighting position, and a supply cache. Near Ayn Isa, two strikes damaged five ISIL supply routes.”
For December 9th-10th it stated: “Near Ar Raqqah, four strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit and a chemical storage area and destroyed a VBIED decoy, a command and control node, a communications node, a weapons storage facility, and a fighting position. Near Ayn Isa, three strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units and destroyed five fighting positions and two VBIEDs.”

Ismaeil Al-Ahmad Al-Shinan, his bother Mahmood and his child Abdur-Rahman - killed in a reported Coaltion strike on December 8th 2016 (via Raqqa News Network)
Ismaeil Al-Ahmad Al-Shinan, his bother Mahmood and Ismaeil’s child Abdur-Rahman – killed in a reported Coaltion strike on December 8th 2016 (via Raqqa News Network)

 

December 9th 2016: لباب Al Bab, Aleppo governorateSyria
Summary: At least thirteen civilians were reported killed and eight injured in either a Turkish or Coalition airstrike on al Bab. The Coalition later denied responsibility.
Al Jazeera – citing ISIL – said two families were among 13 dead civilians after multiple “Turkish airstrikes” on the city. The Syrian Observatory said that “no less than 12 civilians from three families were killed while others were wounded by Turkish airstrikes and bombardment by Turkish forces and al-Furat Shield forces targeted al-Bab city which is taken over by IS, including  a man with his wife and 3 of their children in addition to another man from the same family, with his wife and 2 of their children, in addition to 2 children with their mom, the number of the dead is likely to rise.” Shaam News placed the death toll at 20.
Almost all sources blamed Turkey. However LCCSY (which has claimed Turkey is not killing civilians in its actions in northern Syria) said the US-led Coalition was responsible. The Syrian Network also blamed the Coalition.
Halaab News (which blamed the Coalition) named the following civilian victims:
Abd al Rahman Na’ssani and his wife
Sidra Abd al Rahman Na’ssani – child
Anas Abd al Rahman Na’ssani – child
Sidal Abd al Rahman Na’ssani – child
Malek Na’ssani and his wife
Shahida Malik Na’ssani – child 
Al Zafla Nour Malik Na’ssani
Mohammad Hamad – child
Fouad Ahmad – child
Fatima al Nako
An unidentified child
In an emailed response to a report submitted by Airwars on this and other incidents in December 2016, Coalition officials said the event was presently assessed as ‘Not credible.’

Civilians reported killed: 13-20, including 7 children and 3 women
Civilians reported injured: 8
Sources: Russia Today [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jazeera (1) [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jazeera (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Enab Baladi [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jisr TV [Arabic] [Archived], Al A’Amaq (1) (ISIL linked) [Arabic] [Archived], Al A’Amaq (2) (ISIL linked) [Arabic] [Archived], Al A’Amaq (3) (ISIL linked) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], LCCSY [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian PC [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived], Halab News – victim list [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Discounted Coalition – most likely Turkey. ASSESSED INCIDENT
Coalition position: For December 8th-9th 2016, the Coalition publicly reported no strikes in Aleppo governorate.
For December 9th-10th it stated: “Near Manbij, one strike destroyed an ISIL headquarters building.”

 

December 9th 2016: Near Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: In an incident not previously tracked by Airwars, the Coalition admitted in its February 2017 civilian casualty report that it had likely killed two civilians during a strike on an ISIL road repair team.
As the report noted, “Dec. 9, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on ISIL construction equipment in the process of repairing cratered roads it is assessed that two civilians were unintentionally killed by the munition’s strike blast when they entered the target area just prior to the munition’s impact.
Civilians reported killed: 1

Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Coalition civilian casualty event (February 2017)
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED CIVILIAN CASUALTY EVENT
Coalition position: At the time, the Coalition publicly noted for December 9th-10th that “Near Mosul, nine strikes [3 British] engaged four ISIL tactical units; destroyed seven ISIL-held buildings, five vehicles, 10 fighting positions, eight front-end loaders, three mortar systems, two weapon caches, an excavator, an armored vehicle, and a heavy weapons system; damaged 11 supply routes and two  ISIL compounds; and suppressed an ISIL tactical unit.”

 

December 10th 2016: Al Ashwa, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary
: A Coalition or Iraq government airstrike on a vehicle killed one civilian and injured others, according to a Human Rights Watch investigation.
According to HRW a strike on a vehicle at al Ashwa, 80 kilometers from Mosul in December 2016 killed one civilian named as Salah Ali and wounded 11 others. It said the ‘apparently unlawful attack’, in an area held by Islamic State, was most likely carried out by the Coalition or Iraqi government forces.
According to the report “interviews with six witnesses to the attack and aftermath uncovered no evident ISIS target in the vicinity. Both the Iraqi military and coalition forces were conducting airstrikes and ground-based attacks in areas outside of Mosul, but Human Rights Watch was unable to identify the attacking force or the weapon used. The laws of war prohibit deliberate or indiscriminate attacks against civilians.”
‘Attacking forces are obligated to take all feasible precautions to avoid harming civilians, including by first identifying the military target,’ said Lama Fakih, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. ‘The large numbers of families on the move in ISIS-held territory are especially vulnerable to attacks.’
The NGO also noted that “Because of the possible laws-of-war violation, all government forces involved in the attack should conduct a thorough, impartial, and transparent investigation to determine whether it was unlawful…  The governments should pursue war crimes prosecutions as appropriate, and pay compensation or “amends” to victims. Under Iraqi law, a governmental committee is empowered to provide payment to victims of ‘terrorism and military errors.'”
Civilians reported killed: 1

Civilians reported injured: 11
Sources: Human Rights Watch report,
Quality of reporting: Contested.

Coalition position: For December 10th-11th, the Coalition reported Near Mosul, four strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed seven front-end loaders, three fighting positions, two ISIL-held buildings, two tractor trailer trucks, a vehicle, a land bridge, and three tunnels; damaged six tunnels; and disabled two bridges.”

 

December 11th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary
: Eight to eleven civilians – including 5 children and 8 members of the same family – were killed by Coalition strikes in Mosul, according to local sources.
According to Iraqi Spring eight civilians from one family, including 4 children and 2 women were killed in Coalition airstrikes in the Al-Falah neighborhood of eastern Mosul.
Several outlets, including Nineveh Media Center, identified ten victims as:
Haj Mumtaz Abdullah Majid and his wife
Ammar Mumtaz Abdullah and his wife Lina and children Ahmed and Abdul Rahman
Mumtaz Mustafa Abdullah and the wife of his son Mohammed, and his daughter Ghani Mumtaz.
A tenth victim was identified by Ammar Albozenee as his nephew, a young boy named Waleed. And a further victim Ashraf Badran was also named.
The Los Angeles Times interviewed “the strike’s sole survivors: Mohammed Mumtaz, 30, and his 8-year-old son, Yaman. Mumtaz said he was not contacted by the coalition, and did not expect compensation. “Nothing can compensate for my loss,” said Mumtaz, a pharmacist who lost his wife, parents, two brothers, sister-in-law and two nephews.”
In an emailed response to a report submitted by Airwars on this and other incidents in December 2016, Coalition officials requested additional information concerning the alleged event.
On April 30th 2017 the Coalition accepted responsibility for eight deaths, noting: “Dec. 11, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report: During a strike on ISIS fighters firing on Coalition and partnered forces, it was assessed that the strike impacted an ISIS weapons cache that set off secondary explosions that set an adjacent building on fire killing eight civilians in the building.”
Civilians reported killed: 8-11, including 5 children and 2 women. 

Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center (2) [Arabic] [Archived], @ali3omar [Arabic] [Archived], Mosul Youth and Girls [Arabic] [Archived], Mosul is Winning [Arabic] [Archived], Nineveh Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], Rafidian Center for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Ammar Albozenee [Arabic] [Archived], Mosul Ateka [Arabic] [Archived], Los Angeles Times [Archived], Coalition monthly casualty report (May 2017),
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED COALITION CIVILIAN CASUALTY EVENT

Coalition position: For December 10th-11th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed seven front-end loaders, three fighting positions, two ISIL-held buildings, two tractor trailer trucks, a vehicle, a land bridge, and three tunnels; damaged six tunnels; and disabled two bridges.”
For December 11th-12th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed five ISIL-held buildings, two VBIED facilities, three VBIEDs, six fighting positions, three mortar systems, a heavy machine gun, a weapons cache, two front-end loaders, two tactical vehicles, a tunnel, and two pieces of engineering equipment; damaged 15 supply routes; and suppressed an ISIL tactical unit.”

Image reportedly of victim Ghani. Posted by @ali3omar.

December 11th 2016: بادية خشام Kisham desert oil fields, eastern Deir EzzorSyria
Summary: Up to eleven civilians died in a Coalituion airstrike which at the time was also blamed on Russia and the Assad regime airstrike. However the Coalition has confirmed striking oil installations and tankers in the vicinity on this date, and killing five drivers.
According to Ara News, “Unidentified warplanes shelling oil refineries in Badeyet Kisham killed 10 workers and wounded 15. The number of death is likely to rise due to the seriousness of some injuries.” Baladi News placed the initial death toll at 6, again citing unidentified warplanes.
The FSA and Daral Akhbar blamed Russia, while the Syrian Network said the regime was responsible, as did Syrian Newsdesk which reported: “Seven civilians were killed, including three children, and 15 others wounded yesterday evening, due to regime warplanes targeting with four raids the town of Khisham which is under the control of the organization of the Islamic state east of Deir al-Zour city.”
Shaam News initially blamed Russia, but later said the Coalition was responsible for 11 civilians killed. Syrian PC also reported that “Coalition warplanes caried raids in Badeyet Al kisham oil fields and killed 11 civilians – most are drivers and civilians who work in the industry – and wounded dozens. The death toll is likely to rise due to serious injuries.”
Deir Ezzor 24 named three victims:
Nour Al-Deen Sabah Al-Amash
Ibrahim Ali Albadran
Bassam Ramadan Al Saleh
The Coalition noted in February 2017 that the incident was still being assessed. On March 4th it confirmed responsibility: “Dec. 11, 2016, near Dayr Az Zayr, Syria, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS oil tanker trucks it is assessed that five civilians were unintentionally killed. After warning shots were fired truck drivers vacated their vehicles and moved a safe distance away. Aircraft engaged targets and following munition release five of the drivers returned to their vehicles and were killed by munition’s impact.”

Civilians reported killed: 5-11, including 3 children
Civilians reported injured: 15
Sources: Ara News [Arabic] [Archived], Free Syrian Army Forum [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor 24 [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi News [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian News [Arabic] [Archived], Daral Akbar [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived], Al Jisr TV [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post (1) [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor and Raqqa Legal Network [Arabic] [Archived], Radio al Kul [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News Network (1) [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News Network (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian PC [Arabic] [Archived], LCCSY [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Newsdesk [Arabic] [Archived], Coalition civilian casualty report (February 2017), Coalition monthly civcas report (March 2017),
Quality of reporting: CONFIRMED COALITION INCIDENT
Coalition position: For December 10th-11th 2016, the Coalition publicly reported that “Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes destroyed five oil well heads, an oil storage tank, and an oil tanker truck.”
For December 11th-12th it also noted that “Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed eight oil tanker trucks.”

 

December 11th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary:
Fifteen civilians were reported killed in fighting between ISIL and Iraqi forces.
Said Noor Ahmed Halbusi, a doctor at a field hospital, told Anadolu he had received 15 bodies, including 7 from one family. The civilians were killed in fighting between Iraqi forces and ISIL inside Mosul it said. Yaqein reported the same figures, but said the victims died from government mortar fire. 
Rudaw instead said that rocket-propelled grenades were responsible, and that the culprit was unknown. 
Civilians reported killed: 15
Civilians reported injured: Unknown

Sources: Anadolu [Arabic] [Archived], Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], Rudaw [Arabic] [Archived], Linanews [Arabic] [Archived], Masralarabia [Arabic] [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Fair, though not involving the Coalition

Coalition position: Not relevant on this occasion.

 

December 11th-13th 2016: قرية الكور al Kour village, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary
: Reports emerged on December 15th of an alleged Coalition airstrike on the village of al Kour which killed three civilians. However the original source for the claim suggested that the event took place two days earlier.
According to Abd al Basset Ahmad al Khalaf, head of the political committee for local Syrian tribes, Habib al Mourabi and two of his family died when Coalition aircraft struck at al Kour, north west of Raqqa.
In an emailed response to a report submitted by Airwars on this and other incidents in December 2016, Coalition officials requested additional information concerning the alleged event.
Civilians reported killed: 3
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more

Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic] [Archived], Abd al Basset tweet [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived], LCCSY [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian News [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair

Coalition position: For December 12th-13th, the Coalition reported “Near Ayn Isa, four strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units, destroyed a command and control node and damaged five supply routes.
For December 13th-14th, it stated that “Near Ayn Isa, two strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit and damaged six supply routes.”
And for December 14th-15th the Coalition noted that “Near Ar Raqqah, one strike damaged six canal bridges and a minor water control network. Near Ayn Isa, two strikes engaged a tactical unit, destroyed a fighting position, and damaged four supply routes.”

 

December 12th 2016: الباب Al Bab, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary:
Twelve civilians were killed and uo to 30 injured at al Bab in what local sources claimed was a ‘Coalition’ strike, but which may have been a result of Turkish-ISIL fighting.
Al Amaq, ISIL’s media wing, reported “12 dead and 30 injured, most of them women and children, following violent Turkish shelling with more than 150 missiles and rockets that fell on al Bab since this morning.” A video also saw a number of children being treated for serious injuries.
Ara News said that “Turkish forces shelled the city of al Bab and Tadef  northeast of Aleppo, northern Syria, on Monday, and the shelling targeted civilian neighborhoods.” The Syrian Observatory also blamed Turkish and Euphrates Shield forces.
However both Halaab News and VDC blamed the US-led Coalition – which they may still view Turkey an active member of.
Al Bab al Hadath said both Turkish and Coalition planes attacked the city, killing 12 including two families and injuring 20 civilians. In totalit it named twelve victims:
Mamdouh Noma and two girls from the al Noma family killed in a raid that targeted their home inside the city.
Tarek Ahmad Zakkour al Alabi, 15 years old, killed in a raid on the 18th March roundabout
Five members of the al Boushi family in a raid on their farm. One child survived.
Omar Mohammad al Eido, 16 years old; Mustapha Naqishbandi and Alaa Hajja in shelling on Zamzam Street.
In an emailed response to a report submitted by Airwars on this and other incidents in December 2016, Coalition officials requested additional information concerning the alleged event.
Civilians reported killed: 12, including 6 children and 1 woman
Civilians reported injured: 20-30

Sources: Al A’Amaq (ISIL media) [Arabic] [Archived], Al Bab al Hadath (1) [Arabic] [Archived], Al Bab al Hadath (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Al Bab al Hadath (3) [Arabic] [Archived], Al Bab al Hadath (4) [Arabic] [Archived], Al Bab al Hadath (5) [Arabic] [Archived], GRAPHIC: Al A’Amaq video (ISIL), Ara News [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Halaab News [Arabic] [Archived], Violations Documentation Center [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Contested Turkey

Coalition position: For December 11th-13th 2016 the Coalition publicly reported no strikes in the vicinity of al Bab.

Al bab following reported Turkish or 'Coalition' strikes on December 12th 2016 (via Bab al Hadath)
Al Bab following reported Turkish or ‘Coalition’ strikes on December 12th 2016 (via Bab al Hadath)

 

December 12th 2016: الرقة‎ Ar Raqqah, Ar Raqqah governorate, Syria

Aya and Judy al Qaim - among at least 26 victims of a Russian or Coalition strike on December 21st 2016 in Raqqa (via Palmyra Media Center)
Aya and Judy al Qaim – among at least 26 victims of a Russian or Coalition strike on December 21st 2016 in Raqqa (via Palmyra Media Center)

Summary: A heavy air raid on Ar Raqqah left at least 26 civilians dead according to multiple reports. While most blamed Russia, there were some claims that the US-led Coalition was responsible. It has since denied involvement.
According to Raqqa is Being Slaughtered, the afternoon raids were concentrated mainly near the city’s al Dalla roundabout. Euphrates Post said the target was the al A’jili building, while Our Raqqa Media Group described “raids near the Odessa hotel and al Dalla roundabout and there’s a massacre and large number of cars and shops burnt.” It also said 60 people were injured.
ISIL’s media wing blamed Russia, saying it had conducted five raids on the city. Step News was among those who initially blamed the Coalition. But it later put out a correction noting “the raid that targeted al Dalla roundabout was by Russian planes and not coalition planes. It resulted in the deaths of more than 15 people and injury of dozens.”

The dead were named by local monitors as:
Abdallah al Ahmad
Khaled Khalaf al Ali
Mohammad Hassan al Assa’d
Ibrahim al Beirawi
child
Mohammad al Beirawi
child
Abd al Qader al Darda
– young man
Mahmoud or Mohammad al-Falah,
Wife of Mohammed al-Falah
and 3 sons
Mohammad Nour al Fayoumi
young man
Ibrahim Omar Hamdalas teenager
Turki Mohammad Khalaf al Hassan
Amjad Ahmad al Hassoun – teenage child
Abd al Razzaq al Ibrahim – young man
Abdel Qader al Issa
Sahib Waleed al Jassem – young man

Fatima Fadil al Qaim aged 24
Aya Mahmoud Abadllah al Qaim – girl, 7 [pictured]
Judy Mahmoud Abdallah al Qaim – girl, 3 [pictured]
Sahar Mahmoud Abdallah al Qaim – girl, 2
Rashid Khaled Kalo – 10 years old
Qassem al Khudar
Abd al Qader al Kuwati
Ibrahim al Matar
Haj Taha Ahmad al Nazzal
Ibrahim Jassem al Salman
killed and his brother injured (from al Bukamal)
Ibraheem Mohammad al-Ibraheem al-Stiti
Four children
of Ibrahim al Satiti including Ibrahim and Mustapha

Hamadi al Sawaf
Hammoud Qassem al Shiban
Majed al Suweiri

In an emailed response to a report submitted by Airwars on this and other incidents in December 2016, Coalition officials said the event was presently assessed as ‘Not credible.’
Civilians reported killed: 26-36, including 7-14 children and 2 women
Civilians reported injured:
12-60

Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) 1 [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (2) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (3) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (4) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (5) – pictures [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (6) – casualty list [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (7) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (8) – pictures [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (9) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (10) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (11) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (12) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (13) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (14) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (15) – casualty list [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (16) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (17) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (18) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (19) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (20) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (21) [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor and Raqqa Legal Network – casualty list [Arabic] [Archived], Our Raqqa Media Group [Arabic] [Archived], Our Raqqa Media Group (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post (1) [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Step News (1) [Arabic] [Archived], Step News (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Step News (3) [Arabic] [Archived], Step News (4) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian PC – casualty list [Arabic] [Archived], LCCSY (1) [Arabic] [Archived], LCCSY (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (2) [Archived], Al A’Amaq (ISIL) [Arabic] [Archived], Al A’Amaq (ISIL) – 2 video [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (22) [Arabic] [Archived], Deir Ezzor and Raqqa Legal Network (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights (2) [Archived], Violations Documentation Center [Archived], RBSS (23) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (24) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (25) [Arabic] [Archived], Al Natek Network [Arabic] [Archived], Palmyra Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (26) [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Contested Russia
Coalition position: For December 11th-12th, the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, three strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL chemical weapon facility and an armored vehicle.”
No strikes were publicly reported nearby for December 12th-13th.

Destruction at Raqqah December 12th 2016 following a Russian or Coalition raid which killed 21 civilians (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered)
Destruction at Raqqah December 12th 2016 following a Russian or Coalition raid which killed 21 civilians (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered)

 

December 12th 2016: Hay al Fallah, Mosul, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary:
According to survivors, eight civilians did in a reported 2pm Coalition strike on Hay al Falah.
Buzzfeed journalist Mike Giglio met with survivors in Mosul in early 2017. he provided this account to Airwars: “Eight civilian relatives of Nawal Fathi Khala, born 1954, also known as Um Ghassan. Leg wounds to neighbor Khayradeen Abdur Razzaq. 69, a retired laborer. There are also four wounded survivors of the Khala family. This was a targeted strike before the Mosul offensive reached this neighborhood. It appears to be a case of faulty intelligence. There were three buildings across the street that were in use by ISIS. ISIS militants occasionally sat on the curb in front of the civilian home using radios. The civilian home was hit, and the ISIS buildings were not touched.”
The stated coordinates are: 36°23’01.6″N, 43°10’39.4″E
Civilians reported killed: 8
Civilians reported injured: 5

Sources: Buzzfeed,
Quality of reporting: Fair, though single source

Coalition position: For December 11th-12th the Coalition reported: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed five ISIL-held buildings, two VBIED facilities, three VBIEDs, six fighting positions, three mortar systems, a heavy machine gun, a weapons cache, two front-end loaders, two tactical vehicles, a tunnel, and two pieces of engineering equipment; damaged 15 supply routes; and suppressed an ISIL tactical unit.”
For December 12th-13th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed four ISIL vehicles, four mortar systems, four ISIL-held buildings, three rocket-propelled grenades, two VBIED facilities, two frontend loaders, a tunnel, a land bridge, and a supply cache; damaged 13 supply routes, a tunnel and bridge; and suppressed three ISIL tactical units.”

 

December 13th, 2016: حي السكر Sukkar neighbourhood of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local sources said that up to 17 people were killed as a result of airstrikes on their homes in the Sukkar (Sugar) district, Mosul. The bodies were pulled from the rubble on January 8th, 2017. 
Airwars contacted the Canadian-based elder brother of the family, who provided the names, photos and ages of eleven victims:
1.Ahmed Nather Mahmood (1937)
2.Badryiah Saeed Ali (1947)
3.Shihab Ahmed Nather (1968)
4. Ahlam Shihab Ahmed (2002)
5. Ali Shihab Ahmed (2007)
6. Ameer Ahmed Nather (1972)
7. Ekhlas Jiyad Mohamed (1976)
8. Athir Ameer Ahmed (1996)
9. Muhand Ameer Ahmed (2003)
10. Malak Ameer Ahmed (2006)
11.Ali Ameer Ahmed (2009)
All of them were killed at 1.30pm in an airstrike on December 13th 2016.
Airwars later carried a detailed description of the event: “Salam al Sultan, a Moslawi who now lives in Canada, told Airwars how eleven members of his family were killed in the early afternoon of December 13th by one such incident in east Mosul – after airstrikes tried to take out an ISIL sniper a few houses down. Their bodies could only be recovered from the rubble a month later.
Salam’s uncle, Ahmed Nather Mahmood, lived with his wife and two sons, Sehab and Amear and their families in al Sukur, a Mosul neighbourhood which has recently seen heavy fighting. 
Sometime around 1pm, a neighbour who had planned to flee the fighting arrived to see if the Mahmood family would leave with him. Fearful of the violence around them, Salam’s family had already packed to escape, but told the neighbour to linger just a bit longer. “He came to them and said let us leave. They said let us finish our lunch, and we will leave together,” said Salam, speaking to Airwars by phone from Canada. “The neighbour said no I’m leaving.”
Minutes later, an airstrike obliterated the home. Salam, who had already lost one brother to an ISIS execution in 2015 and another to unknown assailants during violence in Mosul in 2008, now lost eleven more members of his family. “They were going to leave… Hanan said ‘even my luggage was ready, my bag was ready,’” he said, referring to a female cousin who survived the attack, but whose whereabouts are now unclear. “They were just going to finish their lunch.”
For a month the bodies of Salam’s uncle, aunt, his brothers and their dead children lay under the shattered remnants of their home. Only on January 14th were other family members and neighbours able to start retrieving their corpses. The stench was overpowering. Salam says his family was fearful of airstrikes, but considered them “more accurate” prior to the operation to retake the city, and especially of late. The Iraqi government, he said, was behind schedule – and now moved quickly with “massive firepower.”
Only after the attack did those who survived learn why the area may have been targeted: an ISIS sniper had apparently been spotted on a roof two houses down.“If there is a sniper how come they don’t use a small machine gun from a plane, how come they have to use a big rocket to destroy three or four houses?”
Hind Amir Ahmad, also a relative of the family, spoke with Amnesty International, who said the Coalition carried out the airstrike. She lost eleven relatives in the raids, including “her parents, grand-parents and four young siblings” in the raids, said Amnesty International in a report. Hind had told Amnesty International that: “We were sleeping when the house literally collapsed on us. It was a miracle none of us was killed. We ran to my uncle’s house nearby. At about 2pm that house too was bombed and collapsed on us… almost everyone in the house was killed – 11 people. My cousin, two aunts and I were the only ones who survived. Everyone else died. It took us six days to find only pieces of their bodies, which we buried in a mass grave in a field nearby… I don’t know why we were bombed. All I know is that I have lost everyone who was dearest to me.”
The Coalition has requested additional details relating to this event.
Civilians reported killed: 11-17, including 4 children and one woman
Civilians reported injured: unknown

Sources: VIDEO Ajel Al Mosul [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jazeera Mubashar Channel [Arabic] [Archived], Amnesty International [Archived], Information provided to Airwars by family, Airwars report,
Quality of reporting: Contested – could be Coalition or Iraqi forces.
Coalition position: For December 12th-13th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed four ISIL vehicles, four mortar systems, four ISIL-held buildings, three rocket-propelled grenades, two VBIED facilities, two frontend loaders, a tunnel, a land bridge, and a supply cache; damaged 13 supply routes, a tunnel and bridge; and suppressed three ISIL tactical units.”
For December 13th-14th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed three fighting positions, a supply cache, a bunker, a tunnel, a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, and a mortar system; suppressed two mortar systems and a bunker, and damaged six supply routes.”

The destroyed house of Ahmed Nather Mahmood, where 11 family members died. Photograph courtesy of family.
The destroyed house of Ahmed Nather Mahmood, where 11 family members died. Photograph courtesy of family.

A photo of Ahlam Shihab Ahmed, who was reportedly killed along with ten relatives in airstrikes on 13th December.

Ahlam Shihab Ahmed, who was killed along with ten relatives in airstrikes on December 13th (Photo courtesy of family member).

December 13th-14th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary
: At least 40 civilians were killed and dozens wounded due to shelling in eastern Mosul.
Yaqein reported that 50 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed in government mortar attacks overnight. Iraqi Spring Media Center cited reports of more than 40 civilians having died under rubble overnight. They said that dozens more were wounded but could not be reached because of continued shelling in the eastern part of Mosul.
Al Jazeera Mubashar reported a lower number of 12 killed by shelling. 
Civilians reported killed: 12-50
Civilians reported injured: more than 24
Sources: Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], News of Iraq [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jazeera Mubashar Channel [Arabic] [Archived]
Quality of reporting: Contested – involved shelling, and fighting between both Iraqi and ISIL forces. There were no reports of airstrikes playing a role in the carnage.
Coalition position: Not relevant on this occasion.

 

December 14th, 2016: حي السكر Sukkar neighbourhood of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Four civilians were reportedly killed in a Coalition strike on al Sukkar.
Buzzfeed met with survivors in 2017: “Eyewtiness told journalist Mike Giglio when he met him at his home he had lost his wife and three daughters.
GPS Coordinates: 36°23’10.1″N, 43°10’05.2″E
Date and approximate time: December 14, 2016, at around 12:45pm
Casualties: The wife and three daughters of Abu Ali, a Jordan native who has been living in Mosul since the 1980s.
Comments: Abu Ali left his home to get gas for the family generator when the strike hit. There was no fighting in the neighborhood. It had a heavy ISIS presence but there were no ISIS-held buildings in the immediate vicinity. Abu Ali and witnesses were not sure why the strike hit there; they speculated that maybe an important ISIS member was driving by. The blast destroyed the home and killed everyone inside.
Civilians reported killed: 4 – 1 woman and 3 girls
Civilians reported injured: unknown

Sources: Buzzfeed,
Quality of reporting: Fair, though single source
Coalition position: For December 13th-14th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed three fighting positions, a supply cache, a bunker, a tunnel, a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, and a mortar system; suppressed two mortar systems and a bunker, and damaged six supply routes.”
 For December 14th-15th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, two strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit; destroyed a fighting position; suppressed 11 ISIL tactical units and 13 mortar teams.”

December 15th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary: More than a dozen civilians – and possibly more than 40 – were reported killed in eastern Mosul.
Yaqein reported that 15 civilians were killed by a a missile on the east side of Mosul, all from the same family – though a source it cited put the death toll lower, at 12. It did not say who was responsible, but noted that the deaths came amid fighting in the area.
A separate account posted on Naynawaalghad.tv indicated that a higher number – over 40 civilians, including women and children – were killed as a result of “air and artillery bombardments.” That account and others referenced victims still being trapped under rubble and isolated from rescuers due to continued fighting. 
In an emailed response to a report submitted by Airwars on this and other incidents in December 2016, Coalition officials requested additional information concerning the alleged event.
Civilians reported killed: 12-40

Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], Naynawaalghad.tv [Arabic] [Archived], News of Iraq [Arabic] [Archived], No to Terrorism/South of Mosul [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqyoon [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Contested – ISIL, Iraqi Security Forces and an unnamed aerial presence all implicated.

Coalition position: For December 14th-15th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, two strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit; destroyed a fighting position; suppressed 11 ISIL tactical units and 13 mortar teams.”
For December 15th-16th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit; destroyed five ISIL-held buildings, two fighting positions, a heavy machine gun, a bulldozer, and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher; and suppressed three tactical units and a mortar.”

 

December 16th 2016: Al Shadadi, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria
Summary
: Sixteen child soldiers were killed in Coalition airstrikes at al Shadadi, according to a local source.
One child was named as Mohammad Abd al Nasser Al Saleh al Waiss, aged 14. No additional details are presently known.
Civilians reported killed: 16 child soldiers [generally classed as combatants in international law]
Civilians reported injured: Unknown

Sources: Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Weak – presently single source

Coalition position: For December 15th-17th 2016, the Coalition publicly reported no strikes in Deir Ezzor governorate.

 

December 16th 2016: الباب Al Bab, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary
: Between eleven and 15 civilians were reported killed in a Turkish (or less likely Coalition) action at al Bab.
According to LCCSY eleven civilians died, “most of them killed in Coalition raids on al Bab.” Al Bab News reported “more than 15 dead most of them women and children and dozens injured as a result of the bombardment on al Bab yesterday. There are families still under the rubble and the rescue operations are underway.”
However ISIL’s media wing reported “intense raids with more than 15 Turkish air raids and 180 shells falling on al Bab in the Aleppo countryside since dawn today.” And the Syrian Observatory reported that “Turkish warplanes bombed areas on the outskirts of al-Bab city which is under the control of the “Islamic State” northeast of Aleppo province, amid clashes in several places in the area between members of the organization against the factions of  “Euphrates Shield “supported by Turkish forces, which caused casualties.”
The Syrian Network suggested FSA or Turkish artillert may also have been responsible: “Three civilians from the same family including a child died in Der’ Al Furat forces, supported by Turkish forces, artillery fired shells on Al Bab city in Aleppo governorate eastern suburbs, December 16, 2016.”
In an emailed response to a report submitted by Airwars on this and other incidents in December 2016, Coalition officials said the event was presently assessed as ‘Not credible for Coalition caused civcas.’
Civilians reported killed: 11-15
Civilians reported injured: 12-24

Sources: LCCSY [Archived], Al Bab News [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Al A’Amaq (ISIL) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Contested Turkey

Coalition position: For December 15th-17th 2016 the Coalition has publicly reported no strikes in the vicinity.

 

December 17th 2016: Mosul, Nineveh Province, Iraq
Summary: More than 40 civilians were reported killed or injured due to shelling inside Mosul. 
Naynawaalghad TV cited what it said were medical sources in Mosul, who told the outlet that 41 civilians were killed or wounded “as a result of artillery fire from an unknown source.” The outlet noted that residents were forced to bury victims in a public park, as the cemetery was full.

Yaqein reported that more than 40 civilians were killed or wounded on Saturday night, and blamed the government or Coalition. ISIL-linked al A’Amaq posted a video showing rubble and rescue workers. It included a shot of what is purported to be a bomb fragment left at the scene, on which English lettering can be seen. 
In an emailed response to a report submitted by Airwars on this and other incidents in December 2016, Coalition officials requested additional information concerning the alleged event.
Civilians reported killed: 2 or more

Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Naynawaalghad.tv [Arabic] [Archived], Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], Al A’Amaq (ISIL-linked) VIDEO [Arabic] [Archived] [Youtube backup] Iraq Sunna News [Arabic] [Archived], Iraq-amsi [Arabic] [Archived]

Quality of reporting: Contested – reportedly artillery, attributed to Iraqi government or Coalition
Coalition position: For December 16th-17th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, two strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed six ISIL-held buildings, two fighting positions, two heavy machine guns, and a front-end loader. 
For December 17th-18th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit; destroyed three tactical vehicles, a supply cache, two front-end loaders, a VBIED, five fighting positions, three ISIL-held buildings, a communications tower, an anti-air artillery system; damaged five ISIL supply routes; and suppressed three mortar teams, a bunker, and an ISIL tactical unit.”

Still from video released by ISIL-linked Al A'Amaq. Appears to show remnant of a munition with English lettering.
Still from video released by ISIL-linked Al A’Amaq. Appears to show remnant of a munition with English lettering.

December 17th 2016: الباب Al Bab, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary
: Three unnamed civilian males were reported killed in a Turkish (or less likely Coalition) action at al Bab. The Coalition has denied ersponsibility.
According to Step News, “Turkish planes targeted al Bab, east of Aleppo,  with three raids and there are news about casualties.” VDC later reported three civilian deaths – though said these were a result of “International Coalition forces.”
In an emailed response to a report submitted by Airwars on this and other incidents in December 2016, Coalition officials said the event was presently assessed as ‘Not credible for Coalition caused civcas.’
Civilians reported killed: 3
Civilians reported injured: Unknown

Sources: Step News [Arabic] [Archived], Violations Documentation Center [Archived], Halab News Network [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Contested Turkey

Coalition position: For December 16th-18th 2016 the Coalition has publicly reported no strikes in the vicinity.

 

December 20th 2016: المصارف Al Masarif neighbourhood of Mosul, Nineveh Province, Iraq

Temara Omar
Temara Omar

Summary: Seven civilians were killed in Coalition strikes, according to local sources.
ISIL-controlled Al A’amaq reported that seven people died in a US bombing at Khalid Bin Waleed Street on the eastern side of Mosul. At least three other outlets, including Al Kawaser reported identifical reports, using the same language. 
A local source later named one of the victims as a young girl (pictured), Temara  Omar.
Civilians reported killed: 7

Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Al A’Amaq (ISIL-linked) [Arabic] [Archived], Mosul Commission [Arabic] [Archived], Al Kawaser News [Arabic] [Archived], Fiter Adel [Arabic] [Archived],حفيدة القائد المهيب صدام حسين  [المجيد [Archived], Mosul Habebti [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair

Coalition position: For December 19th-20th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, two strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit; destroyed 11 fighting positions, three ISIL held buildings, an anti-air artillery piece, and a tunnel; suppressed three ISIL tactical units and a mortar team; and damaged four ISIL supply routes.
For December 20th-21st, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, three strikes destroyed eight fighting positions, five ISIL-held buildings, two land bridges, a VBIED factory, an artillery system, an anti-air artillery piece, and a weapons storage facility; damaged 11 supply routes; and suppressed a mortar team and two ISIL tactical units.”

 

December 20th 2016: الطبقة  al Tabaqa city, Raqqa governorate, Syria

Rawan Hisham al Haj Saleh (via Euphrates Post)
Rawan Hisham al Haj Saleh (via Euphrates Post)

Summary: Three to four civilians were reported killed and ten injured in a Coalition airstrike on al Tabaqa.
According to most sources a civilian woman, man and two children died in the attack. According to ISIL’s media wing “a child and a woman and man killed and 10 people injured as a result of an American raid on al Thani neighbourhood in al Tabaqa city west of Raqqa.” The Syrian Observatory reported that “the number of the dead is likely to rise due to the serious injuries.” 
Shaam News said that SDF ground forces shelled nearby villages killing a woman – but that a child was killed by the Coalition at al Tabaqa.
Syrian News desk cited a local sources as sayng that “all the dead are from one family, while there are two wounded in a critical condition,  who were transferred to the National Hospital in Raqqa. The raids resulted in the destruction of two houses completely with great damage to three homes nearby, in addition to physical damage to other property.”
The Syrian Network said two children died. It and others named one as Reham Hisham al Haj Saleh, aged 13. Raqqa is Being Slaughtered also said here sister Rawan Hisham al Haj Saleh, aged 8 years old, died – along with Fateh Abdoun, 35 years old.
The Coalition announced in February and March 2017 that the incident was being assessed. In June it announced: “Dec. 20, 2016, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via NGO report: No Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographic area of the reported civilian casualties. The closest strike to the report of possible civilian casualties was approximately a kilometer away.”
Given the close proximity of declared Coalition strikes (1,000m) and assertions by locals that an airstrike was responsible for the deaths, Airwars continues to list this as a likely event.
Civilians reported killed: 3: a man, 0-1 women and 2 children
Civilians reported injured: 10-24

Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) 1 [Arabic] [Archived], LCCSY [Arabic] [Archived], Al A’Amaq (ISIL) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived], LCCSY (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights (2) [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (2) [Archived], RBSS (2) [Arabic] [