The aftermath of an alleged Coalition airstrike on the church roundabout in Al Tabaqa, March 1st (via RBSS)
Aftermath of an alleged Coalition airstrike in Al Tabaqa, Syria on March 1st 2017 (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered)

Reported civilian and ‘friendly fire’ deaths from Coalition airstrikes March-April 2017

Our reports for October – December 2016 can be found here

Listed below are all known reports for March to April 2017 – via generally credible sources unless otherwise indicated – of non-combatant and ‘friendly fire’ deaths allegedly caused by the US-led Coalition in Iraq and Syria.

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 or artillery strikes 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.

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Airwars draws on a wide range of sources. These can include international and local news agencies and NGOs; and more fragmentary social media sites including local residents’ groups, Facebook pages (for examples martyrs’ pages), YouTube footage of incidents, and tweets relating to specific events. On occasion we also include links to militant and terrorist propaganda sources which are directly pertinent to an event. These are always clearly marked as such.

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.

March 2017

March 1st 2017: Al Tabaqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Between two and 12 civilians including four children were killed and up to 14 others injured in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Al Tabaqa, according to sources.
Smart News initially reported that “A medical source said that two civilians died and three were wounded, including a child in critical condition.” Raqqa is Being Slaughtered said “warplanes launched a raid near the church roundabout in al Tabaqa” – though didn’t mention the culprit. The monitor later put the death toll at 12, as did Asharqiya Voice, LCCSY and Shaam News, which also blamed the Coalition.
According to Syria News Desk, four children were among the 12 killed. It reported: “The media opposition activist Mohamed Osman, quoting civilian sources from within al Tabaqa city, told Syria News Desk:  ‘the international Coalition targeted residential sites near the church roundabout in the Second [al Thani] Quarter within al Tabaqa with several rocket blasts. This caused the destruction of four residential buildings consisting of a two-storeys, and the burning or another house and two cars, in addition to material damage to a number of shops.”
Civilians reported killed: 12, including 4 children

Civilians reported injured: 3-14
Sources: Smart news agency [Arabic], [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently [Arabic], [Archived], Sharqiya Voice [Arabic], [Archived], Smart news agency (2) [Arabic], [Archived], RBSS (2) [Arabic], [Archived], RBSS (3) [Arabic], [Archived], Asharqiya Voice [Arabic], [Archived], LCCSY [Arabic], [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic], [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic], [Archived], GRAPHIC RBSS (4) – photos [Archived], GRAPHIC Al A’Amaq video (ISIS propaganda),
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For February 28th-March 1st, the Coalition reported: “Near Ar Raqqah, four strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed six watercraft, an ISIS training camp, and an ISIS maintenance facility.”
For March 1st-March 2nd: “Near Ar Raqqah, four strikes destroyed an ISIS training camp, an ISIS-held building, a weapons storage facility; and a VBIED factory.”

 

The aftermath of an alleged Coalition airstrike on the church roundabout in Al Tabaqa, March 1st (via RBSS)
The aftermath of an alleged Coalition airstrike on the church roundabout in Al Tabaqa, March 1st 2017 (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered)

 

March 1st 2017: سوق الشعارين Sha’aren Market, Right side of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local sources said that 18 persons were either killed or injured, including children and women, after airstrikes reportedly struck the Sha’aren market and mills area in western Mosul.
Iraq News reported “the deaths of four people and the injuring of 14 others including women and children, following an aerial bombardment on the Sha’aren market and the Mills neighbourhood at the right side of Mosul, on Wednesday morning.”
@zyaad_alsenjary said on Twitter that “displacement into the old city of #Mosul increased the population density dramatically so any bombing operations or clash means the fall of a large number of innocents”.
Civilians reported killed: 4
Civilians reported injured: 14
Sources: Iraq news [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by @zyaad_alsenjary [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by Sonawa1 [Arabic] [Archived], Samir Ali Yousif (Facebook) [Arabic] [Archived],  Iraq news center (Facebook) [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqyoon news [Arabic] [Archived], Journalists around the world [Arabic] [Archived], Neighbourhood of Wadi Hajar Facebook page [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Contested – unclear who was responsible for the airstrikes. 
Coalition position: For February 28th-March 1st, the Coalition reported: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed nine mortar systems, six fighting positions, five VBIED facilities, three supply caches, three ISIS-held buildings, three VBIEDs, and an improvised weapons factory; damaged six supply routes; and suppressed 14 mortar teams and two ISIS tactical units.”
For March 1st-March 2nd it reported: “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 19 fighting positions, four supply caches, four mortar systems, four VBIEDs, three tunnels, two recoilless rifles, two VBIED factories, an ISIS-held building, a command and control node; and a barge; damaged 10 supply routes and two tunnels; and suppressed 14 mortar teams and three ISIS tactical units.”

Damage to Sharen market area, March 1st 2017 (via Wadi Hajar Nerighbourhood)
Damage to Sha’aren market area, March 1st 2017 (via Wadi Hajar Nerighbourhood)

March 1st 2017: حي  الفاروق  al-Faruq neighborhood, Right side of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local sources said that up to 80 civilians were killed or injured after Coalition or Iraqi airstrikes targeted the Omar mosque area in al-Faruq neighborhood in western Mosul. 
The mosque was used as a shelter by displaced families, according to the Niniva Media Center.
Reuters cited three local witnesses, noting that “The Omar al-Aswad mosque, in the al-Faruq district of the old city center, was hit by an airstrike, three residents in the same area told Reuters by phone. Neighboring houses were damaged or collapsed because of the blast, they said without giving a precise estimate of the casualties as their moves are restricted by the militants.”

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Thanon Alaa Younis, a resident of al-Faruq neigbourhood, reportedly died a day after Iraqi or Coalition airstrikes targeted a mosque in the area (via Mosul Ateka)

Urgent Mosul news reported that “this morning warplanes targeted Omar Black Mosque in al-Faruq area on the right side [with] several missiles, which led to the death of more than 50 civilians and the destruction of homes adjacent to the mosque.
Residents had also reported this to Reuters, said Mosul MNN. “They added that the neighboring houses were damaged or collapsed because of the blast, without giving precise estimates of the number of dead and injured because the regulation restricts their movements.
A spokesman for the Coalition led by the United States said he did not know that a an attack targeted a mosque. For his part, the Iraqi military officer told the media that the battle continues, and that forces [may be] targeting elements of Daesh wherever they may be, but [he] declined to mention targeting this particular mosque.”
One resident of al-Faruq neighbourhood, Thanon Alaa Younis (on the right), was named as killed in the raids.
Civilians reported killed: 50-80 or more
Civilians reported injured: Up to 30
Sources: MNN [Arabic] [Archived], Iraq news center [Arabic] [Archived], Niniva our home (Facebook) [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqyoon news [Arabic] [Archived], Niniva Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], Niniva Media Center (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Mosul Eye [Arabic] [Archived], Urgent Mosul news [Arabic] [Archived], Iraq news center (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Journalists around the world [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], Mosul MNN [Arabic] [Archived], Sawalif Maslawiah Ateka [Arabic] [Archived], Reuters,
Quality of reporting: Contested – unclear whether Coalition or Iraq conducted airstrike
Coalition position: For February 28th-March 1st, the Coalition reported: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed nine mortar systems, six fighting positions, five VBIED facilities, three supply caches, three ISIS-held buildings, three VBIEDs, and an improvised weapons factory; damaged six supply routes; and suppressed 14 mortar teams and two ISIS tactical units.”
For March 1st-March 2nd it reported: “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 19 fighting positions, four supply caches, four mortar systems, four VBIEDs, three tunnels, two recoilless rifles, two VBIED factories, an ISIS-held building, a command and control node; and a barge; damaged 10 supply routes and two tunnels; and suppressed 14 mortar teams and three ISIS tactical units.”

March 1st 2017: موصل الجديدة New Mosul, Right side of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq

Taqwa Faris (via Mosul Ateka)
Taqwa Faris (via Mosul Ateka)

Summary: At least two children were killed and other family members injured in New Mosul neighborhood in western Mosul. One source said ISIL targeted an unidentified warplane, which responded by launching a missile. The missile hit a house nearby, close to Yakatha mosque. However, Urgent Mosul News (Facebook) said that an ISIL car was targeted, which escaped without being damaged.
The victim was later named on a local neighbourhood blog page as Sana Faris Hamushi, a young girl. In another Facebook group page (سوالف مصلاويه عتيقه), it was reported that Taqwa Faris, a 9-year-old girl, had also died in the raids as a result of shrapnel injuries.
Civilians reported killed: 2 or more, including 2 children 
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Urgent Mosul News [Arabic] [Archived], Facebook page of Wadi al Hajar Neighbourhood [Arabic] [Archived], سوالف مصلاويه عتيقه [Arabic] [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Contested – may be Coalition or Iraqi forces aircraft
Coalition position: For February 28th-March 1st, the Coalition reported: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed nine mortar systems, six fighting positions, five VBIED facilities, three supply caches, three ISIS-held buildings, three VBIEDs, and an improvised weapons factory; damaged six supply routes; and suppressed 14 mortar teams and two ISIS tactical units.”
For March 1st-March 2nd it reported: “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 19 fighting positions, four supply caches, four mortar systems, four VBIEDs, three tunnels, two recoilless rifles, two VBIED factories, an ISIS-held building, a command and control node; and a barge; damaged 10 supply routes and two tunnels; and suppressed 14 mortar teams and three ISIS tactical units.”

Sana Faris Hamushi, reported killed in New Mosul on March 1st 2017 (via )
Sana Faris Hamushi, reported killed in New Mosul on March 1st 2017 (via Wadi al Hajar Neighbourhood)

March 1st 2017: Kasrat Sheikh al Juma’a village, south west of Raqqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Between one and five civilians died and nine others were injured in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Ksrat Sheikh al Juma’a, according to single source Smart News.
There was some confusion in reporting. In the first paragraph, Smart said that one civilian died, but in the second paragraph put the death toll at five. A second report by Smart, however, said that one person died in a strike “believed to be by the international Coalition.”
Civilians reported killed: 1-5

Civilians reported injured: 9
Sources: Smart news agency [Arabic], [Archived], Smart news agency (2) [Arabic], [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Weak – currently single source and confusion in reporting.

Coalition position: For February 28th-March 1st, the Coalition reported: “Near Ar Raqqah, four strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed six watercraft, an ISIS training camp, and an ISIS maintenance facility.”
For March 1st-March 2nd: “Near Ar Raqqah, four strikes destroyed an ISIS training camp, an ISIS-held building, a weapons storage facility; and a VBIED factory.”

March 2nd 2017: Al Rasafa, Al Mansoura road, 30km west of Raqqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: According to Smart News, five civilians died and two were injured in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Al Rasafa.
Smart reported that the warplanes – “likely” belonging to the Coalition – “bombed a bus as it passed through on the road from al Rasafa to al Mansoura  (30 km west of Raqqa City), after civilians were displaced from Sokhna town northeast of Homs. This reportedly led to the death of five civilians, including women and children and serious injury of two others.”
Civilians reported killed: 5

Civilians reported injured: 2
Sources: Smart News [Arabic], [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Weak – currently single source

Coalition position: For March 1st-March 2nd: “Near Ar Raqqah, four strikes destroyed an ISIS training camp, an ISIS-held building, a weapons storage facility; and a VBIED factory.” For March 2nd-March 3rd it stated: “Near Ar Raqqah, one strike destroyed a weapons storage facility.

March 2nd 2017: الشفاء Al-Shafaa neighbourhood, Right side of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local sources said that 20 civilians were killed and 18 injured, mostly children and women, after Coalition airstrikes allegedly targeted a residential building in Al-Shafaa (Shifa) neighborhood in western Mosul.
Some sources quoted ISIL media reporting this incident. Others said local press sources provided the information. Most reports blamed the US specifically for the raids.
Civilians reported killed: 20
Civilians reported injured: 18 
Sources: Aljazeera Mubasher Channel [Arabic] [Archived], Urgent Mosul news [Arabic] [Archived], Shehab News agency [Arabic] [Archived], Rafah city [Arabic] [Archived], Salam Iraq [Arabic] [Archived], Al Gad news [Arabic] [Archived], Al Rafidain Channel [Arabic] [Archived], Diyala people [Arabic] [Archived], Journalists around the World [Arabic] [Archived], Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For March 1st-March 2nd the Coalition reported: “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 19 fighting positions, four supply caches, four mortar systems, four VBIEDs, three tunnels, two recoilless rifles, two VBIED factories, an ISIS-held building, a command and control node; and a barge; damaged 10 supply routes and two tunnels; and suppressed 14 mortar teams and three ISIS tactical units.”
For March 2nd-March 3rd it stated: “Near Mosul, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed six fighting positions, four heavy machine guns, three medium machine guns, two tunnels, a rocket-propelled grenade system, a VBIED, and a VBIED facility; damaged seven supply routes; and suppressed 22 mortar teams.

March 2nd 2017: النبي شيت Nabi Sheet neighborhood, Right side of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local residents said 14 civilians from three families were killed in a Coalition airstrike reportedly targeting a car bomb parked near their houses in Nabi Sheet neighborhood, at the right side of Mosul.
The sources reported that “the victims’ bodies [are] still under the rubble and could not be pulled out because of the intensification of the fighting in the region.” All sources blamed the Coalition for the raids.
Locals reported to FaceIraq News that “the three families are Nazim Abdul Rahman Chet‘s family; the family of Dawood, Suleiman, and the family of Yousef Mahmoud Salhan.”
Civilians reported killed: 14
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Shafaaq [Arabic] [Archived], MNN [Arabic] [Archived], Diyalamedia [Arabic] [Archived], Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], The Baghdad Post [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqyoon [Arabic] [Archived], Faceiraq news [Arabic] [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For March 1st-March 2nd the Coalition reported: “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 19 fighting positions, four supply caches, four mortar systems, four VBIEDs, three tunnels, two recoilless rifles, two VBIED factories, an ISIS-held building, a command and control node; and a barge; damaged 10 supply routes and two tunnels; and suppressed 14 mortar teams and three ISIS tactical units.”
For March 2nd-March 3rd it stated: “Near Mosul, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed six fighting positions, four heavy machine guns, three medium machine guns, two tunnels, a rocket-propelled grenade system, a VBIED, and a VBIED facility; damaged seven supply routes; and suppressed 22 mortar teams.”

March 2nd 2017: المنصور Al Mansour neighborhood of West Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Four civilians were reported killed at al Mansour during heavy fighting, according to a single source. Their bodies were buried at Amel school.
According to Shafaaq, “Four civilians were killed in the Mansour district, southwest of Mosul during the battles between Iraqi forces and organize Daesh in the neighborhood, which is still under the control of the organization Daesh. Witnesses said that “the dead were buried in the Hope [Amel] School district.”
Civilians reported killed: 4
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Al Shafaaq [Arabic] [Archived], Video – Neighbourhood of Wadi Hajar Facebook page,
Quality of reporting: Weak – presently single source. Contested since cause of death unknown.
Coalition position: For March 1st-March 2nd the Coalition reported: “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 19 fighting positions, four supply caches, four mortar systems, four VBIEDs, three tunnels, two recoilless rifles, two VBIED factories, an ISIS-held building, a command and control node; and a barge; damaged 10 supply routes and two tunnels; and suppressed 14 mortar teams and three ISIS tactical units.”
For March 2nd-March 3rd it stated: “Near Mosul, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed six fighting positions, four heavy machine guns, three medium machine guns, two tunnels, a rocket-propelled grenade system, a VBIED, and a VBIED facility; damaged seven supply routes; and suppressed 22 mortar teams.”

March 3rd 2017: المحطة Al-Mahatta (Station) neighborhood, Right side of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local residents said a number of civilians were killed after an alleged airstrike struck the Abu Huraira School in the station area. The school was reportedly being used by displaced families fleeing the violence in other neighbourhoods.
Mosul Ateka (Facebook) reported Fawad Ali Abu Abdullah (picture below) as having been killed in the raids on March 3rd, 2017.
Civilians reported killed: 2 or more
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Urgent Mosul News [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by @RwSRnw8e3bDEae5 [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by @alweyatiraq [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by @mwz_news [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by Sonawa1 [Arabic] [Archived], Sawalf Maslawiah Ateka (Facebook) [Arabic] [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Contested – only one sources blames the Coalition, while others do not identify the planes
Coalition position: For March 2nd-March 3rd the Coalition publicly stated: “Near Mosul, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed six fighting positions, four heavy machine guns, three medium machine guns, two tunnels, a rocket-propelled grenade system, a VBIED, and a VBIED facility; damaged seven supply routes; and suppressed 22 mortar teams.”
For March 3rd-March 4th it noted: “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and an ISIS staging area; destroyed 21 mortar systems, 13 fighting positions, five heavy machine guns, four medium machine guns, and an ISIS headquarters; and damaged five supply routes.”

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Fawad Ali Abu Abdullah was reportedly killed in airstrikes on March 3rd 2017 (via Sawalf Maslawiah Ateka Facebook page)

March 3rd 2017: بئر “مكسار” Miksar oil well, north of الرصاف al Rasafa, 30 km west of Raqqah, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: Up to four civilians were killed and a similar number injured after a reported Coalition strike targeted an oil well near al Rasafa.
According to the Syrian Mirror “Coalition warplanes targeted Miksar oil well which is north of Rasafa, and killed four people.” Micro Syria reported similar.
Smart News reported that “aircraft likely from the international coalition launched a raid on Miksar oil well north of Rusafa area (about 30 km west of Raqqa), killing three civilians and wounding four others who were taken to hospital.”
Civilians reported killed: 3-4
Civilians reported injured: 4
Sources: Syrian Mirror [Arabic] [Archived], Micro Syria [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For March 2nd-March 3rd the Coalition publicly stated: “Near Ar Raqqah, one strike destroyed a weapons storage facility.
For March 3rd-March 4th it noted: “Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed a gas oil separation plant. Near Ar Raqqah, five strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions, a VBIED factory, and a VBIED staging area.”

 

March 3rd 2017: الطبقة Al Tabaqah, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: Up to 12 civilians were reported killed and four injured in an air raid which most sources blamed on the Coalition.
According to MicroSyria “Warplanes carried out two raids in Tabaqa which is under the control of ISIL and killed 5 civilians, and wounded others including women and children who were taken to hospitals.” Smart News also placed the death toll at five, with four injured. Al Quds placed the toll higher at 12 killed, while the Syrian Observatory reported 10 deaths: “Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of at least 10 persons, including 5 citizen women and children under the age of 18. Sources confirmed to the Observatory that they were recovered from under the rubble of buildings that were destroyed by warplanes believed to belong to the International Coalition in al-Tabaqa city which is located in the western countryside of al-Raqqah and controlled by the “Islamic State” organization. Also other body parts were found, but it is unknown whether they belong to other bodies or they are body pieces from the other corpses.”
Civilians reported killed: 5-12, including 5 women and children
Civilians reported injured: 4
Sources: Syrian Mirror [Arabic] [Archived], Micro Syria [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News [Arabic] [Archived], Bassem Jarrer tweet [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For March 2nd-March 3rd the Coalition publicly stated: “Near Ar Raqqah, one strike destroyed a weapons storage facility.
For March 3rd-March 4th it noted: “Near Ar Raqqah, five strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions, a VBIED factory, and a VBIED staging area.”

 

March 4th 2017: المحطة Al-Matahin (Station) and other neighborhoods, Right side of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local sources said that up to 40 civilians were killed and more than 76 injured, mostly children and women, in Coalition airstrikes on the Station, Mills and Fatah neighborhoods at the right side of Mosul.
While Iraqi Spring Media Center blamed the US for carrying out the raids (and posted several graphic images of children allegedly killed) Yaqein said Iraqi government forces were responsible.
Civilians reported killed: 36-40, including at least 5 children
Civilians reported injured: 76-84
Sources: Jqiqqi [Arabic] [Archived], Correspondences Team [Arabic] [Archived], Iraq Spring Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Sunna news [Arabic] [Archived], Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by @noor123noor86 [Arabic] [Archived], Raad Hashim (Facebook) [Arabic] [Archived], Cennet Yolculari (Facebook) (Video by Al Amaq [ISIL media outlet] [Arabic] [Archived],  Iraqi Spring Media Center (2) [Arabic] [Archived], VERY GRAPHIC Iraqi Spring Media Center (3) [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center (4) [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Contested – both Coalition and Iraqi forces blamed for the raids
Coalition position: For March 3rd-March 4th the Coalition publicly stated: “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and an ISIS staging area; destroyed 21 mortar systems, 13 fighting positions, five heavy machine guns, four medium machine guns, and an ISIS headquarters; and damaged five supply routes.”
For March 4th-March 5th it said: “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and a rocket-propelled grenade team; destroyed nine fighting positions, a heavy machine gun, an ISIS-held building, and a mortar system; damaged 26 supply routes; and suppressed 15 mortar teams.”

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Children allegedly killed in airstrikes by the Coalition or Iraqi forces, on March 4th 2017 (via Iraqi Spring Media Center)

 

March 4th 2017: المنصور Al Mansour neighborhood, Right side of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq

Mr. Mohammed Jadou was allegedly killed in the raids on Al Mansour (via Wadi Hajar Facebook)
Mohammed Jadou was allegedly killed in the raids on Al Mansour (via Wadi Hajar Facebook)

Summary: Local sources said that a number of civilians were killed or injured, mostly children and women, when airstrikes struck the Shula kindergarten in Mansour neighborhood, at the right side of Mosul.
According to press sources, the warplanes had targeted an ISIL headquarters. None of the sources identified the warplanes.
Wadi Hajar (Facebook) posted a photo of a young girl (see below), saying that she and her father, as well as all of their family members, died in the airstrikes on Al Mansour. In a second post it showed a photo of a young man, stating that Mohammed Jadou was among the victims.  
Civilians reported killed: 2-4 or more, including at least 1 child
Civilians reported injured: unknown 
Sources: Urgent Mosul News [Arabic] [Archived], Algharbiya News [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center [Archived], Wadi Hajar (Facebook) [Arabic] [Archived], Wadi Hajar (Facebook) (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by @HamidHadeed [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting:  Contested – currently unclear who carried out the airstrikes
Coalition position: For March 3rd-March 4th the Coalition publicly stated: “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and an ISIS staging area; destroyed 21 mortar systems, 13 fighting positions, five heavy machine guns, four medium machine guns, and an ISIS headquarters; and damaged five supply routes.”
For March 4th-March 5th it said: “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and a rocket-propelled grenade team; destroyed nine fighting positions, a heavy machine gun, an ISIS-held building, and a mortar system; damaged 26 supply routes; and suppressed 15 mortar teams.”

This young girl reportedly died in the raids on Al Mansour, together with her father and all of her family members (via Wadi Hajar Facebook)
This young girl reportedly died in the raids on Al Mansour, together with her father and all of her family members (via Wadi Hajar Facebook)

March 4th 2017: حمرة ناصر Hamra Naser and حمرة بلاسم Hamra Balasem villages, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: Six civilians were reported killed following alleged Coalition air raids on three villages in Raqqah governorate.
Micro Syria – citing Smart News – said that “six civilians were killed and 10 wounded due to likely Coalition warplane raids in Hamra Naser, Hamra Balasem and Karamah villages. Four of those killed were from Hamra Balasem, while 10 wounded were taken to Tabaka Takhasosi hospital.
Smart said it was unable to determine where the other two fatalities had occurred. 
Civilians reported killed: 6
Civilians reported injured: 10
Sources: Micro Syria [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News [Arabic] [Archived], 
Quality of reporting:  Weak – effectively single source
Coalition position: For March 3rd-March 4th the Coalition publicly stated: “Near Ar Raqqah, five strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions, a VBIED factory, and a VBIED staging area.
For March 4th-March 5th it said: “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes engaged an ISIS staging area and damaged a supply route.

 

March 5th 2017: الدواسة Dawassa neighborhood, Right side of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local and press sources said between 64 and 130 civilians were killed in total and many others injured by different kind of bombing during the Iraqi offensive to control the governmental compound in Dawassa at the right side of Mosul.
Mosul Eye reported that “the number of civilian casualties today has risen to more than 130 civilians [who] have been killed because of the bombings and battles, and 12 victims were exposed to Daesh [ISIL] snipers.”
Yaqein said the Iraqi government was responsible, and spoke of 64 civilians killed. 
Iraq News posted two pictures of a father who reportedly lost all his family members in the bombings except his little daughter. 
In another post, Iraq News said “US Apache helicopters [were] flying heavily” in support of Iraqi government forces. Iraq Eye also suggested active involvement of the Coalition: “International coalition using Apache helicopters, artillery, mortars and rocket power and smart bombs in the battle of the right coast, which gave Iraqi forces [a] quick advance to liberate [the] more older [neighbourhoods] and the ability to accelerate the resolution of those tough battles.”
Civilians reported killed: 64-130
Civilians reported injured: 12-24
Sources: Mosul Eye [Arabic] [Archived], Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], Iraq News [Arabic] [Archived], Iraq News (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by Moghred_Ninawa [Arabic] [Archived], Iraq Eye [Arabic] [Archived], Naynawaalghad TV [Arabic] [Archived], 
Quality of reporting:  Contested – both the Coalition and Iraqi forces blamed
Coalition position: For March 4th-March 5th it said: “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and a rocket-propelled grenade team; destroyed nine fighting positions, a heavy machine gun, an ISIS-held building, and a mortar system; damaged 26 supply routes; and suppressed 15 mortar teams.”
For March 5th-March 6th
 the Coalition publicly stated: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and an ISIS staging area; destroyed 11 fighting positions, eight mortar systems, seven vehicles, four VBIEDs, three ISIS-held buildings, two medium machine guns, two command and control nodes, two roadblocks, a heavy machine gun, an artillery system, and an ISIS checkpoint; damaged 11 supply routes, eight vehicles, and two fuel tanker trucks; and suppressed 10 mortar teams and three ISIS tactical units.”

Massive destruction in Dawassa neighbourhood in Mosul (via Moghred_Ninawa, Twitter)
Massive destruction in Dawassa neighbourhood in Mosul (via Moghred_Ninawa, Twitter)

 

March 5th 2017: Ar Raqqah, Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: One civilian was reported injured in what appeared to have been a targeted strike on Ar Raqqah.
According to Smart News, “Two members of Islamic State were killed and a civilian injured on Sunday, after aerial bombardment most likely by the international coalition on the city of Raqqa, northern Syria, according to a local source. The source said, that coalition aircraft targeted a van belonging to the organization [ISIL], in CIF State Street in the city, which led to the deaths of two fighters and the wounding of a civilian who was close to the scene of the bombing.”
No additional details are presently known.
Civilians reported killed: 0
Civilians reported injured: 1
Sources: Smart News [Arabic] [Archived], 
Quality of reporting:  Weak – single source
Coalition position: For March 4th-March 5th the Coalition noted: “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes engaged an ISIS staging area and damaged a supply route.
For March 5th-March 6th it stated: “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed two vehicles; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

 

March 6th 2017:   نبي شيت ٌNabi Sheet neighbourhood, Right side of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local sources reported that 16 civilians were killed and dozens of others injured in violent clashes and airstrikes on Nabi Sheet neighbourhood.
Mosul Ateka posted a photo (see below) of the aftermath, stating “This is the area of Nabi Sheet, the centre of Mosul city, and the main market for handicraft and construction..”

Civilians reported killed: 16
Civilians reported injured: 12-24
Sources: 
Naynawaalghad TV [Arabic] [Archived], Mosul Ateka [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting:  Contested
Coalition position: 
For March 5th-March 6th the Coalition publicly stated: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and an ISIS staging area; destroyed 11 fighting positions, eight mortar systems, seven vehicles, four VBIEDs, three ISIS-held buildings, two medium machine guns, two command and control nodes, two roadblocks, a heavy machine gun, an artillery system, and an ISIS checkpoint; damaged 11 supply routes, eight vehicles, and two fuel tanker trucks; and suppressed 10 mortar teams and three ISIS tactical units.”
For March 6th-March 7th it noted: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units; destroyed nine fighting positions, five VBIEDs, four vehicles, three roadblocks, two mortar systems, two tactical vehicles, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, a supply cache, an artillery system, a sniper position, a UAV launch site, and a VBIED factory; damaged 23 vehicles, 10 supply routes, and a tunnel; and suppressed two mortar teams.”

The aftermath of heavy shelling on Nabi Sheet, destroying the city's main market for handicraft and killing up to 16 people (via Mosul Ateka)
The aftermath of heavy shelling on Nabi Sheet, destroying the city’s main market for handicraft and killing up to 16 people (via Mosul Ateka)

March 6th 2017: Railway station, Right side of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local residents and security sources reported that up to 33 civilians (mostly former Iraqi and police officers) died after Coalition airstrikes targeted the railway station at the right side of Mosul.
The sources reported that the Coalition had ‘mistakenly’ targeted the train station, which killed up to 33 people (25 -33 civilians and eight ISIL members). Most of the victims were former members of the security services, of the Iraqi army and the police. They were detained in the station which ISIL was using as a temporary prison.
Anadolu News cited Major Major Abdullah al-Humam al-Mayahi of the Iraqi Federal Police as saying that “
ISIL militants had detained in the early morning hours of Monday, about 41 men who were formerly part of the security service.” The men had been bought to the train station for questioning. According to Major al-Mayahi, a Coalition strike “caused the deaths of about 33 detainees and wounding eight others, as well as killing and injuring several (unspecified) Daesh militants organize Daesh and destroying some of their vehicles.”

Civilians reported killed: 18-33 civilians and 8 ISIL fighters
Civilians reported injured: 8
Sources: 
Aljazeera Mubasher Channel [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jazeera-Iraq [Arabic] [Archived], TalAfar is fine (Facebook) [Arabic] [Archived], Arabil [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jazeera-Iraq (2) [Arabic] [Archived], KPN news [Arabic] [Archived], Almadenah News [Arabic] [Archived], JBC News [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by @TRTalarabiya [Arabic] [Archived], Anadolu News [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting:  Fair
Coalition position: 
For March 5th-March 6th the Coalition publicly stated: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and an ISIS staging area; destroyed 11 fighting positions, eight mortar systems, seven vehicles, four VBIEDs, three ISIS-held buildings, two medium machine guns, two command and control nodes, two roadblocks, a heavy machine gun, an artillery system, and an ISIS checkpoint; damaged 11 supply routes, eight vehicles, and two fuel tanker trucks; and suppressed 10 mortar teams and three ISIS tactical units.”
For March 6th-March 7th it noted: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units; destroyed nine fighting positions, five VBIEDs, four vehicles, three roadblocks, two mortar systems, two tactical vehicles, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, a supply cache, an artillery system, a sniper position, a UAV launch site, and a VBIED factory; damaged 23 vehicles, 10 supply routes, and a tunnel; and suppressed two mortar teams.”

 

March 6th 2017: Several neighbourhoods at the right side of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local residents sources said that between 41 and 52 civilians were killed, including 23 children and one woman, and more than 70 injured after Coalition airstrikes and shelling by Iraqi government forces struck civilian homes at dawn, at the right side of Mosul.
Witnesses told Iraq News that there were “dozens of women and children buried under the rubble of their homes, which collapsed over their heads.”
A volunteer doctor in Mosul, named as Dr. Adam Saudarson, told Ajel Al Mosul that – in this week alone – 700 civilians had been killed and more than 150 were missing as a result of battles in west Mosul.
Yaqein also reported the death of hundreds of civilians killed and wounded in a few days. It spoke of “about 420” dead and “more than 500 wounded”. It said it expected the numbers to become even higher, “with the continuation of the bombing and destruction and the targeting of civilians.”

Civilians reported killed: 41-52, including 23 children and 1 woman
Civilians reported injured: 70 or more
Sources: 
Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by @alaraby_ar [Arabic] [Archived], Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by @ikramhumanright [Arabic] [Archived], Iraq News Center [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center (3) [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center (4) [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center (5) [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center (6) [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center (7) [Arabic] [Archived], Ajel Al Mosul [Arabic] [Archived], Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting:  Contested – sources blame both the Coalition and Iraqi government forces 
Coalition position: 
For March 5th-March 6th the Coalition publicly stated: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and an ISIS staging area; destroyed 11 fighting positions, eight mortar systems, seven vehicles, four VBIEDs, three ISIS-held buildings, two medium machine guns, two command and control nodes, two roadblocks, a heavy machine gun, an artillery system, and an ISIS checkpoint; damaged 11 supply routes, eight vehicles, and two fuel tanker trucks; and suppressed 10 mortar teams and three ISIS tactical units.”
For March 6th-March 7th it noted: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units; destroyed nine fighting positions, five VBIEDs, four vehicles, three roadblocks, two mortar systems, two tactical vehicles, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, a supply cache, an artillery system, a sniper position, a UAV launch site, and a VBIED factory; damaged 23 vehicles, 10 supply routes, and a tunnel; and suppressed two mortar teams.”

 

March 6th 2017: حي الصمود Sumud Quarter, West Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local residents and press sources said that eleven civilians were killed and more than 40 people were still under the rubble after a Coalition airstrike targeted the Sumud Quarter near the main generator.
The Telegraph interviewed several witnesses, who reported:
“The planes waited until one of the Daesh walked out into the street and then they struck. The fighter was only injured, but 11 members of one family in the house next door were instantly killed.”
The colossal destruction bore out their claims. Samood is a hellish landscape. Every third house seems to either bear the scars of a fierce firefight or is completely levelled. Burned-out husks of cars and the rubble from razed houses block most of the neighbourhood’s streets.”
Civilians reported killed: 11-55
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more

Sources: @rafidenchannel [Arabic] [Archived], Younis Al Aseel (Facebook) [Arabic] [Archived], Adamyiah News [Arabic] [Archived], Saad Ubead Ferhan (Facebook) [Arabic] [Archived], Yassin Al Timimi (Facebook) [Arabic] [Archived], Mosul (Facebook) [Arabic] [Archived], Anwar Mohammed Selman (Facebook) [Arabic] [Archived], Mosul (Facebook) (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Almogaz Online [Arabic] [Archived], Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], Telegraph [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Contested

Coalition position: For March 5th-March 6th the Coalition publicly stated: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and an ISIS staging area; destroyed 11 fighting positions, eight mortar systems, seven vehicles, four VBIEDs, three ISIS-held buildings, two medium machine guns, two command and control nodes, two roadblocks, a heavy machine gun, an artillery system, and an ISIS checkpoint; damaged 11 supply routes, eight vehicles, and two fuel tanker trucks; and suppressed 10 mortar teams and three ISIS tactical units.”
For March 6th-March 7th it noted: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units; destroyed nine fighting positions, five VBIEDs, four vehicles, three roadblocks, two mortar systems, two tactical vehicles, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, a supply cache, an artillery system, a sniper position, a UAV launch site, and a VBIED factory; damaged 23 vehicles, 10 supply routes, and a tunnel; and suppressed two mortar teams.”

 

March 6th 2017: كديران Kdeiran town, western Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: Between six and 12 civilians were reported to have died in Coalition airstrikes on the town of Kdeiran in western Raqqah.
According to the Syrian Observatory, “four persons were killed including a man and his son in bombing by warplanes believed to belong to the international coalition on areas in Kdiaran town west of al-Raqqah city.” The Syrian Network also placed the toll at four.
Step News initially reported four deaths though later raised its estimate to 12, noting “A new massacre committed by the international coalition in the countryside of Raqqa-west, on Monday 6th March, as our correspondent reported that coalition warplanes targeted the town Kdeiran with several air strikes, killing 12 civilians as a primary outcome, including women and children and injuring dozens of civilian casualties in addition to the destruction of several houses in the targeted town.” LCCSY was alone in not specifying a perpetrator.
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered has named four of the dead as:
Mheimid al Mustapha
Mohammad al Hussein
Yusuf al Doghan and one of his sons
Civilians reported killed: 4-12, including 1 child
Civilians reported injured: 2-24
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently – list of dead [Arabic] [Archived], LCCSY [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived], Shamna TV [Arabic] [Archived], Step News (1) [Arabic] [Archived], Step News (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Violations Documentation Center [Archived],
Quality of reporting:  Fair
Coalition position: For March 5th-March 6th the Coalition stated: “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed two vehicles; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.
For March 6th-March 7th it noted: “Near Ar Raqqah, one strike destroyed a footbridge and an ISIS-held building.

 

March 6th 2017: الخاتونية Al Khatouniya and السلحبية al Salhabiya villages, western Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: A single source blamed the Coalition for the death of a woman and the injuring of four more civilians in the al Khatouniya and al Salhabiya areas.
According to Smart News, “A local source said three raids affected the villages of al Khatouniya and al Salhabiya in the western countryside, killing a woman and wounding four civilians, some seriously, while a hospital source said they had taken the injured to the National Hospital in the city of Raqqa.”
No additional details are presently known.
Civilians reported killed: 1, a woman
Civilians reported injured: 4
Sources: Smart News [Arabic] [Archived], 
Quality of reporting:  Weak – presently single source
Coalition position: For March 5th-March 6th the Coalition stated: “Near Ar Raqqah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed two vehicles; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.
For March 6th-March 7th it noted: “Near Ar Raqqah, one strike destroyed a footbridge and an ISIS-held building.

 

March 7th 2017: السجن القديم ٌOld prison, Right side of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local sources said entire families were trapped under rubble, mostly children and women, after their houses were bombed near the Old Prison area and Muthanna school. It was reported that that the screaming of the victims could still be heard. It was unclear who carried out the raids – Iraqi Spring mentions both the Coalition and Iraqi government forces. Others speak of “military planes” but did not state who was responsible. 
Civilians reported killed: 2 or more
Civilians reported injured: 2-24
Sources: 
MNN [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Ajel Al Mosul [Arabic] [Archived],

Quality of reporting:  Contested – both Iraqi forces and Coalition were blamed
Coalition position: For March 6th-March 7th the Coalition publicly stated: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units; destroyed nine fighting positions, five VBIEDs, four vehicles, three roadblocks, two mortar systems, two tactical vehicles, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, a supply cache, an artillery system, a sniper position, a UAV launch site, and a VBIED factory; damaged 23 vehicles, 10 supply routes, and a tunnel; and suppressed two mortar teams.”
For March 7th-March 8th it stated: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and an ISIS staging area; destroyed nine fighting positions, four mortar systems, three VBIEDs, two VBIED factories, two vehicles, a supply cache, a UAV launch site, a medium machine gun, an ISIS-held building, a watercraft, and a command and control node; damaged 11 supply routes and a fighting position; and suppressed two ISIS tactical units and a sniper team.”

The aftermath of raids near Muthanna school with dozens of civilians under the rubble (via Iraqi Spring Media Center)
The aftermath of raids near Muthanna school with dozens of civilians reportedly under the rubble (via Iraqi Spring Media Center)

March 7th 2017: حي المنصور Al Mansour neigbourhood, West Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: There were claims that children and women were killed or injured due to different kinds of shelling and airstrikes on Mansour neighborhood at the right side of Mosul.
@shvm_90 said in a Tweet: “Heavy shelling and brutal air and artillery aimed at reviving #right side [of Mosul] and the strongest was on #Mansour neighborhood and the fall of victims from children and women”
Civilians reported killed: 2-10
Civilians reported injured: 2-10
Sources: Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by @shvm_90 [Arabic] [Archived], Wadi Hajar (Facebook) [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting:  Contested – both Iraqi forces and Coalition were blamed.
Coalition position: For March 6th-March 7th the Coalition publicly stated: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units; destroyed nine fighting positions, five VBIEDs, four vehicles, three roadblocks, two mortar systems, two tactical vehicles, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, a supply cache, an artillery system, a sniper position, a UAV launch site, and a VBIED factory; damaged 23 vehicles, 10 supply routes, and a tunnel; and suppressed two mortar teams.”
For March 7th-March 8th it stated: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and an ISIS staging area; destroyed nine fighting positions, four mortar systems, three VBIEDs, two VBIED factories, two vehicles, a supply cache, a UAV launch site, a medium machine gun, an ISIS-held building, a watercraft, and a command and control node; damaged 11 supply routes and a fighting position; and suppressed two ISIS tactical units and a sniper team.”

 

March 7th 2017: Euphrates river, near الجسر الجديد al Jasir al Jadeed [the New Bridge], Ar Raqqah, Ar Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: Three civilians including a child were reportedly killed, after an alleged Coalition strike targeted boats on the River Euphrates.
According to Smart News: “Three civilians were killed and two others injured on Tuesday, following the aerial bombardment is likely to be the international coalition on a on the Euphrates River near Raqqa city, north of Syria, as reported by a local source speaking to Smart.
The source said the raid targeted a boat carrying civilians to cross between the two banks of the Euphrates River, near the “new bridge” Al Jasir al Jadid,  killing two men and a child and wounding several others.
The source explained that civilians were resorting to use boats to move between the two shores of the river after the destruction by the international coalition of al Maghla bridge Amolh in order to increase the siege on the Islamic State, as the other two bridges were also destroyed managing to isolate  Raqqa from the southern countryside.
Some of the boats belong to civilians and local fishermen, and are used as a means of movement in exchange for financial remuneration ranging between 300 and 500 Syrian pounds per person depending on the size of the boat and its type (electric or manual ), according to the source.”
Tahrir al Sham militants also mentioned a Coalition raid, though made no mention of casuialties: “crusader international coalition planes launched raids on Raqqa city targeting the enrtrace of al Jisr al Jadid [the New Bridge] and the garage in front of the Euphrates gas station.” Al Araby al Jadid also mentioned strikes on a number of bridges that day.
Civilians reported killed: 3, including 1 child
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Smart News [Arabic] [Archived], Tahrir al Sham [Arabic] [Archived], Al Araby al Jadid [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting:  Weak – presently single source
Coalition position: For March 6th-March 7th the Coalition noted: “Near Ar Raqqah, one strike destroyed a footbridge and an ISIS-held building.
For March 7th-8th it stated: “Near Ar Raqqah
, four strikes destroyed three fighting positions, two tunnels, a vehicle repair facility, and a tactical vehicle.”

 

March 7th 2017: السلحبية  al Salhabiya village, Ar Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: According to outlets, airstrikes most likely by the US-led Coalition killed five civilians and injured 12 more at al Salhabiya.
Smart News reported that “according to a local source in Al Salhabiya village (25 km west of Raqqa), air strikes on the village on Tuesday evening, killed five civilians and wounded 12 others, including women and children who were taken to  the National Hospital in Raqqa.”
The Syrian Mirror reported that “International Coalition aircraft also raided the Al Salhabiya village in the countryside west of Raqqa, killing five civilians and wounding more than 10 others, including women and children, they have also been transferred to the Raqqa National Hospital.”
Civilians reported killed: 5
Civilians reported injured: 10-12
Sources: Smart News [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Mirror [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting:  Fair 
Coalition position: For March 6th-March 7th the Coalition noted: “Near Ar Raqqah, one strike destroyed a footbridge and an ISIS-held building.
For March 7th-8th it stated: “Near Ar Raqqah
, four strikes destroyed three fighting positions, two tunnels, a vehicle repair facility, and a tactical vehicle.”

 

March 8th 2017: رطلة Ratlah and العكيرشي Al Aekershi villages, Ar Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: Two or more civilians were reported killed and five injured in alleged Coalition strikes on Ratlah and al Aekershi.
According to Smart News, likely Coalition aircraft “launched raids on the villages of Ratlah (about 15 km south of Raqqa city) and al Aekershi (about 20 km east of Raqqa), killing two civilians and wounding five others who were transported by boats to the Raqqa National Hospital, according to a local source.”
The Syrian Mirror reported that “Field Activists said three civilians were killed and six others injured due to aerial bombing and on the towns of Ratla and al A’kershi and they were transferred to the Raqqa National Hospital.
Civilians reported killed: 2-3
Civilians reported injured: 5-6
Sources: Smart News [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Mirror [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting:  Fair
Coalition position: For March 7th-8th the Coalition stated: “Near Ar Raqqah, four strikes destroyed three fighting positions, two tunnels, a vehicle repair facility, and a tactical vehicle.”
For March 8th-9th, the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, nine strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed three weapons caches, two mortar systems, an artillery system, an ISIS training center, a vehicle, a VBIED, and a fighting position.”

 

March 8th 2017: الأحوس Al Ahwas village, eastern Raqqah governorate, Syria
Summary: One named civilian was reported killed in a Coalition airstrike on al Ahwas.
According to Raqqa is Being Slaughtered a young man named as Mu’taz Minwar al Ta’an died. The Syrian Observatory also reported that “a person was killed in bombing by warplanes believed to belong to the International Coalition, they targeted areas near the village of al-Ahwas east of Al-Raqqah.
Asharqiya had reported the previous day that SDF forces had heabily shelled the town, forcing civilian inhabitants to flee to the edges. Shaam News also noted that “the international coalition has intensified its bombing of the villages and towns of rural eastern province of Raqqa, leaving new massacres against unarmed civilians, amid continued clashes between SDF forces and elements of IS.”

Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (1) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Asharqiya [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Kita’a al A’anzi tweet [Arabic] [Archived], Al Etihad Press [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jazeera [Arabic] [Archived], Violations Documentation Center [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (2) [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For March 7th-8th the Coalition stated: “Near Ar Raqqah, four strikes destroyed three fighting positions, two tunnels, a vehicle repair facility, and a tactical vehicle.”
For March 8th-9th, the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, nine strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed three weapons caches, two mortar systems, an artillery system, an ISIS training center, a vehicle, a VBIED, and a fighting position.”

Map showing reported SDF advances on March 8th

 

March 8th 2017: الكرامة al Karama town, eastern , eastern Raqqah governorate, Syria

Juma’a Mahmoud Hamad al Hito (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered)
Juma’a Mahmoud Hamad al Hito (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered)

Summary: One named civilian and a possible second victim were reported killed in a Coalition airstrike (or possible SDF artillery strike) on al Karama.
According to Asharqiya the strike hit at or near a clinic in the town. And the |Syrian Observatory said that “A person was killed by bombing by warplanes believed to belong to the International Coalition on areas in al-Karama town in the eastern countryside of Al-Raqqah yesterday.”
A young male victim was named by Raqqa is Being Slaughtered as Juma’a Mahmoud Hamad al Hito. Qasioun reported the death of two civilians – thyough according to Smart News these were the result of SDF shelling of the town.
Civilians reported killed: 1-2
Civilians reported injured: 1
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) 1 [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (2) [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (3) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Asharqiya [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic] [Archived], Qasioun [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News Network [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For March 7th-8th the Coalition stated: “Near Ar Raqqah, four strikes destroyed three fighting positions, two tunnels, a vehicle repair facility, and a tactical vehicle.”
For March 8th-9th, the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, nine strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed three weapons caches, two mortar systems, an artillery system, an ISIS training center, a vehicle, a VBIED, and a fighting position.”

A reported Coalition strike on al Karama March 8th killed at least one civilian (Photo via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered)
A reported Coalition strike on al Karama March 8th killed at least one civilian (Photo via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered)

March 8th 2017: Al Bu Rashed village, eastern Raqqah governorate, Syria

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

Summary: In a major incident, up to 24 civilians reportedly died when an aircraft allegedly struck a vehicle just outside Al bu Rashed. Most of those killed were said to be children.
All source blamed the Coalition, except one, which said that this was the work of Russia.
Step News initially reported that the vehicle was IS – suggesting a targeted strike. But it later said “the international coalition committed a massacre last night in targeting cars carrying IDPs from the eastern Raqqa countryside near Mattab Al Bu Rashed killing 18 people most of whom are children.” All other reports also said that civilians only were killed.
The Syrian Observatory reported a slightly lower toll, noting that it “learned that 14 citizens at least were killed by airstrikes of warplanes believed to belong to the International Coalition. They targeted places in al-Matab town in the eastern countryside of al-Raqqah and west of al-Jazrah town at the northern banks of Euphrates River, and within the casualties there are 6 children under the age of 18 and 4 citizen women, and most of the casualties are from the same family, and the death toll is expected to rise because there are some people in critical situation.”
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the death toll as high as 23 including six children and six women. It also pointed towards the Coalition. A further report by SO4HR put the non-combatant death toll at 24. It said that six members of IS were also killed.
However, Syria News Desk blamed Russia. The source reported: “Activist Mohamed Osman from the countryside of Raqqa told Syria News Sesk that the Russian aviation bombed cars of civilians, mostly families, fleeing from the city of Maskana, who were in the village of Al Bur Rashed on the Raqqa-Aleppo Road, west of Al Tabaqa. Osman added that the raids caused the burning of four civilian carrying displaced people and the complete destruction of two houses”. It put the death toll at 18 displaced people plus 20 more wounded.
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered has named the dead as:

Ahmad Omar al Dahish (pictured above) and his family
Ali Omar al Dahish and his family
Omar Khudar al Dahish – child

Abd al Rahman Al Hamad and his family
Mahmoud Adnan al Suleiman (pictured below)
Civilians reported killed: 14-24, including 6-8 children and 4-6 women aid six members of IS.

Civilians reported injured: 2-20
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) 1 [Arabic] [Archived], RBSS (2) – list of dead [Arabic] [Archived], Step News [Arabic] [Archived], Asharqiya [Arabic] [Archived], Step News (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic] [Archived], Halab Today TV [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Qasioun [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi News [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jazeera [Arabic] [Archived], Step News (3) [Arabic] [Archived], LCCSY [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (2) [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic], [Archived], RBSS (3) [Arabic], [Archived], RBSS (4) [Arabic], [Archived], SO4HR (3) [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Contested – one report blames Russia
Coalition position: For March 7th-8th the Coalition stated: “Near Ar Raqqah, four strikes destroyed three fighting positions, two tunnels, a vehicle repair facility, and a tactical vehicle.”
For March 8th-9th, the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, nine strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed three weapons caches, two mortar systems, an artillery system, an ISIS training center, a vehicle, a VBIED, and a fighting position.”

Mahmoud Adnan al Suleiman (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently)
Mahmoud Adnan al Suleiman (via Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently)

 

March 9th 2017: حي العامل Amil (Worker) neighborhood, West of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local residents and press sources said that dozens of civilians were killed or injured and many were still under rubble, after reported Coalition airstrikes and shelling by Iraqi forces targeted Amil neighborhood, west of Mosul.
Iraqi Spring reported that “the government forces shelled their homes in Amil neighborhood at the right side of Mosul after demanding them to stay at home to commit the massacre.”
However, most other sources jointly blamed both the Coalition and Iraqi forces.

Civilians reported killed: 2-24
Civilians reported injured: 2-24
Sources: 
Ajel Al Mosul [Arabic] [Archived], Ajel Al Mosul (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by @Sonawa1 [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by@2011iqbgd2017 [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center (3) [Arabic] [Archived], 

Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position: For March 8th-9th the Coalition noted: “Mosul, fives strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed six vehicles, five tanker trucks, four mortar systems, 4 VBIEDs, two supply caches, a fighting position, an artillery system, an ISIS-held building, a tactical vehicle, an ISIS headquarters, and a weapons storage facility; damaged 32 supply routes; and suppressed nine mortar teams, a sniper team, a medium machine gun team, and an ISIS tactical unit.”
For March 9th-10th it noted: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and an ISIS staging area; destroyed 11 vehicles, nine mortar systems, eight fighting positions, five VBIEDs, two medium machine guns, two roadblocks, two watercraft, an anti-air artillery system, a supply cache, an ammunition cache, and a recoilless rifle; damaged 15 supply routes; and suppressed 10 mortar teams.”

March 9th 2017:  .حي المعلمين Al Mua’lmen (Teachers) neighborhood, West of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local residents and press sources said that more than 200 bodies were still under the rubble and on the streets after Coalition airstrikes and shelling by Iraqi forces targeted the area close to “Syed Jamal”  mosque in the Teachers district and other neighbourhoods in the West of Mosul.
@Sonawa1 reported on Twitter:  “A huge explosion caused by an air strike this morning near the mosque in Teachers district at the right side caused human damage and destruction of civilian homes # Mosul”. Most sources spoke of dozens of dead and wounded.
Iraqi Spring said 200 civilians were killed. In a tweet, @ahmed_saeed2018 spoke of “around 201 dead and wounded”.
Civilians reported killed: 50-200
Civilians reported injured: 50-200
Sources: Ajel Al Mosul [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by @Sonawa1 [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by @ahmed_saeed2018 [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqyoon news [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqyoon news (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by @sfsq1107 [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center (3) [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Contested 
Coalition position:
For March 8th-9th the Coalition noted: “Mosul, fives strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed six vehicles, five tanker trucks, four mortar systems, 4 VBIEDs, two supply caches, a fighting position, an artillery system, an ISIS-held building, a tactical vehicle, an ISIS headquarters, and a weapons storage facility; damaged 32 supply routes; and suppressed nine mortar teams, a sniper team, a medium machine gun team, and an ISIS tactical unit.”
For March 9th-10th it noted: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and an ISIS staging area; destroyed 11 vehicles, nine mortar systems, eight fighting positions, five VBIEDs, two medium machine guns, two roadblocks, two watercraft, an anti-air artillery system, a supply cache, an ammunition cache, and a recoilless rifle; damaged 15 supply routes; and suppressed 10 mortar teams.”


March 9th 2017:  السنجك Sanjak village, Al Qa’im, Western Anbar province, Iraq
or Al Hari border area, Al Bukamal region, Deir Ezzor governorate, Syria

Summary: Local sources said that an airstrike targeted ISIL members on the Iraq-Syria border, which also resulted in the death of a civilian woman.
Unusually, the incident was attributed to both sides of the border. geolocation by Airwars volunteer Christiaan Triebert (see map below) has concluded that they are almost certainly the same incident.
On the Iraq  side, Al Sanjak village in Al Qa’im province was reported hit. Al Qa’im Al Hadath reported that the shelling had targeted houses belonging to ISIL, that were used as a storage for weapons and suicide belts. It also reported the death of the woman. It did not say who carried out the airstrike. A single other source, a local Sputnik correspondent, reported that “dozens of leaders and elements of Daesh were killed and wounded after the shelling”. It did not report civilian casualties, but blamed the Coalition for the raids.
On the Syrian side, it was also reported that a woman died in an airstrike on the Al Hari border area in the Al Bukamal countryside – though reports were conflicted as to whether Coalition or Iraqi warplanes were to blame. According to the Al Natek Network, “international Coalition raids targeted the village of Al Hari village in the Al Bukamal countryside, leading to the death of one woman and the destruction of a weapons depot in the area.” Alaraby also blamed the Coalition. However, the majority of other sources said that Iraqi forces were responsible. Euphrates Post reported that “Iraqi airplanes destroyed a weapons depot belonging to IS near al Hari border  area”. Others reports re-tweeted each other, also attributing the woman’s death to the Iraqi air force. A second report by Euphrates Post said that an Iraqi woman died in the strike.
Civilians reported killed: 1, a woman
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Al Qaim Al Hadath (Facebook) [Arabic] [Archived], Addiyar news [Arabic] [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic], [Archived], Euphrates Post (2) [Arabic], [Archived], Al Natek Network [Arabic], [Archived], Deirfree [Arabic], [Archived], Syriapost1 [Arabic], [Archived], DeryNews [Arabic], [Archived], Radio Al Kul [Arabic], [Archived], Euphrates Post (3) [Arabic], [Archived], Alaraby [Arabic], [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Contested – unclear whether Coalition or Iraqi aircraft were responsible
Coalition position: 
For March 8th-9th and March 9th-10th the Coalition did not report any strikes near Al Qa’im.
For March 8th-9th, the Coalition reported: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed two barges, five well heads, a fighting positions, and a vehicle; and damaged two barges.”
For March 9th-10th
: “Near Dayr Az Zawr, six strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed fives barges, four well heads, and a weapons factory; and damaged an ISIS-held building.”

Sanjak Hari
Assessments by our Iraq and Syria teams along with geolocation work showed that two reported March 9th events were likely one incident (image courtesy of Christiaan Triebert)

March 9th 2017: Al Karama town and nearby villages of Al Ghassaniya, Jadida Khabour and Al Kleib, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Between seven and 14 civilians including six children died and 18 more were injured in alleged Coalition airstrikes on Al Karama town and nearby villages in Raqqa governorate, according to local sources.
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently reported the death of Jum’a Mahmood Hamad Al-Hito “who was killed today due to coalition warplanes shelling in Karama town, east of Raqqa this after noon.”
Alaraby – citing RBSS – said that the Coalition “targeted the only water supply tank in the town” but said there were no reports of civilian casualties.
Syria News Desk put the death toll at seven with 18 more injured in raid on Al Karama. The source blamed the Coalition.
Smart also said that the raids were likely carried out by the Coaliton. They reported that “
warplanes launched raids on the town of al Karama (about 25 km east of Raqqa), and the nearby villages of Ghassaniya and Jadid Khabour and Kleib, which resulted in a number of deaths and injuries. A medical source reported that nine were killed and 18 wounded, including two children and three women, who were taken to the National Hospital in Raqqa.
ZamanAlwasl put the death toll higher at 14 including six children.
Civilians reported killed: 7-14, including 6 children
Civilians reported injured: 18
Sources: Alaraby [Arabic], [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently [RBSS] [Arabic], [Archived], RBSS (2) [Arabic], [Archived], Smart News [Arabic], [Archived], Syria news desk [Arabic], [Archived], SHRC [Arabic], [Archived], RBSS (2) [Arabic], [Archived], Orient news [Arabic], [Archived], Alsouria [Arabic], [Archived], Syrain Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Mirror [Arabic], [Archived], Syrianpc [Arabic], [Archived], Qasioun [Arabic], [Archived], Raqqa24 [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived], ShammaTV [Arabic], [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Fair

Coalition position: For March 8th-9th, the Coalition reported: “Near Ar Raqqah, nine strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed three weapons caches, two mortar systems, an artillery system, an ISIS training center, a vehicle, a VBIED, and a fighting position.” For March 9th-10th: “Near Ar Raqqah, 13 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units; destroyed four vehicles, a fighting position, a tactical vehicle, an ISIS headquarters, and a VBIED factory; and damaged three supply routes.”

March 9th 2017:  الطوافة Tawafa, West Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq 
Summary: Local residents and press sources said that dozens of civilians were killed and that their bodies were still under the rubble after a violent airstrike targeted Tawafa area, between the station and Bab Al Beith, and demolished the houses of the entire street.
MNN reported that engineer Younis Hamadoun Qasim al-Naimi Oribi (see photo below) was killed in the raids. He worked for the directorate of agriculture. MNN reported that he was “martyred because of the demolition of the house as a result of the bombing [which] led to the destruction of the entire row in the neighborhood ‘raft’.
In an earlier post, MNN reported that a member of the Provincial Council Nineveh had launched an appeal to Iraqi forces and the Coalition to “stop the indiscriminate shelling on the right side of Mosul, having claimed the lives of hundreds of civilians” and to “open humanitarian corridors for civilians out towards the safe areas controlled by military units.”
Civilians reported killed: 12-24
Civilians reported injured: 12-24
Sources: Ajel Al Mosul [Arabic] [Archived], MNN [Arabic] [Archived], MNN (2) [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Contested – sources report both shelling by Iraqi forces and Coalition airstrikes 

Coalition position: 
For March 8th-9th, the Coalition reported: “Mosul, fives strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed six vehicles, five tanker trucks, four mortar systems, 4 VBIEDs, two supply caches, a fighting position, an artillery system, an ISIS-held building, a tactical vehicle, an ISIS headquarters, and a weapons storage facility; damaged 32 supply routes; and suppressed nine mortar teams, a sniper team, a medium machine gun team, and an ISIS tactical unit.”
For March 9th-10th: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and an ISIS staging area; destroyed 11 vehicles, nine mortar systems, eight fighting positions, five VBIEDs, two medium machine guns, two roadblocks, two watercraft, an anti-air artillery system, a supply cache, an ammunition cache, and a recoilless rifle; damaged 15 supply routes; and suppressed 10 mortar teams.”

Younis Hamadoun Qasim al-Naimi (via MNN)
Younis Hamadoun Qasim al-Naimi (via MNN)

 

March 10th 2017: Hamra Blassem village, east of Raqqa city, Raqqa governorate, Syria

Abdulhamied al-Hamad al-Jejan (via VDC)
Abdulhamied al-Hamad al-Jejan (via VDC)

Summary: Four civilians died and seven were injured in an alleged Coalition airstrike on the village of Hamra Blassem, according to local sources.
Halab Today, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered and the Syrian Network all blamed the Coalition, putting the death toll at four.
According to Syria News Desk – which also pointed to the Coalition – “the media opposition activist Ahmed Mazer, quoting civilian sources from the eastern countryside, said that the strikes caused the destruction of three houses and the burning or another, in addition to damage to other property.” Raqqa Post reported that  “the main water supplying tank was destroyed in Hamra Blassem”. It also blamed the Coalition.
Four victims were named by Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently and the Violations Documentation Center as:
Ahmad al Ali al Mustaph al Diyab
Mohammad Ismail Al Abd al Diyad
Abd al Hamid al Hamad al Jijan
(pictured above)
Abdallah Ahmad al Hamid or al-Hadidi
(pictured)
Civilians reported killed: 4

Civilians reported injured: 7
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently [RBSS], [Arabic], [Archived], Halab Today TV [Arabic], [Archived],  Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived], Violations Documentation Center [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic], [Archived], RBSS (2) [Arabic], [Archived], Al Jazeera [Arabic], [Archived], Baladi [Arabic], [Archived], Raqqa Post [Arabic], [Archived], Raqqa Post (2) [Arabic], [Archived], Albosleh [Arabic], [Archived], RFS [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (2) [Arabic], [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic], [Archived], Q_Alenzy [Arabic], [Archived], Raqqa Post (3) [Arabic], 
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For March 9th-10th it noted: Near Ar Raqqah, 13 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units; destroyed four vehicles, a fighting position, a tactical vehicle, an ISIS headquarters, and a VBIED factory; and damaged three supply routes. 
For March 10th-11th: “Near Ar Raqqah, nine strikes, engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed four fighting positions, two ISIS-held buildings, two watercraft, two weapons factories, a tunnel, a vehicle, and a VBIED; and damaged a supply route.”

Abdallah Ahmad al Hamid or al-Hadidi (via Raqqa Post)
Abdallah Ahmad al Hamid or al-Hadidi (via Raqqa Post)

 

March 10th 2017: Raqqa city, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: One civilian died and five others were injured in an alleged Coalition airstrike in Raqqa, according to a single source.
According to Smart News, “a local source in the town of Raqqa said the strikes targeted al Qitar road [Station road] and al Bustan park, killing one civilian and wounding five others”. It said the strikes were “likely” conducted by the Coalition.
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently reported that the Coalition had carried out three raids in Raqqa, but didn’t mention any civilian casualties.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: 5
Sources: Smart news agency [Arabic], [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently [Arabic], [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (2) [Arabic], [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Weak – currently single source.
Coalition position: For March 9th-10th it noted: Near Ar Raqqah, 13 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units; destroyed four vehicles, a fighting position, a tactical vehicle, an ISIS headquarters, and a VBIED factory; and damaged three supply routes. 
For March 10th-11th: “Near Ar Raqqah, nine strikes, engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed four fighting positions, two ISIS-held buildings, two watercraft, two weapons factories, a tunnel, a vehicle, and a VBIED; and damaged a supply route.”

 

March 10th:  حي الفاروق  Farouk neighbourhood, West of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq 

Six year old Aya (via Sawif Ateka)
Six year old Aya (via Sawif Ateka)

Summary: Local residents and press sources said dozens of civilians were killed or injured in Al Farouk neighbourhood in the west of Mosul. This reportedly included 19 members from the same family, including women and children. They died when their house was bombed. Sources reported that many of the victims were still under the rubble after shelling by different weapons had increasingly targeted the area.
A source told Yaqein that “the bombing caused the deaths of dozens of dead and wounded, amid the utter absence of any ambulance operations in light of the continuing bombings of the government.” Other sources also mentioned the Coalition. Witnesses told Al Jazeera Iraq that the bombing was “barbaric and indiscriminate.”
Sawif Ateka has named a 6-year old girl, Aya, as one of the victims.
Civilians reported killed: 19-24, including at least one child
Civilians reported injured: 12-24
Sources: Ajel Al Mosul [Arabic] [Archived], Ajel Al Mosul (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by @Sonawa1 [Arabic] [Archived], Sawalif Maslawia Ateka (Facebook) [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by @VAVAVA_x [Arabic] [Archived], Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center (3) [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center (4) [Arabic] [Archived], MNN [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jazeera Iraq [Arabic] [Archived], Sawif Ateka [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Contested: reports mention both the Coalition and shelling by Iraqi forces 

Coalition position: 
For March 9th-10th the Coalition publicly reported: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and an ISIS staging area; destroyed 11 vehicles, nine mortar systems, eight fighting positions, five VBIEDs, two medium machine guns, two roadblocks, two watercraft, an anti-air artillery system, a supply cache, an ammunition cache, and a recoilless rifle; damaged 15 supply routes; and suppressed 10 mortar teams.”
For March 10th-11th
: “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, an ISIS heavy machine gun team and an ISIS sniper team; destroyed six fighting positions, two heavy machine guns, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, two VBIEDs, two VBIED factories, two mortar systems, a command and control node, a tactical vehicle, a roadblock, a supply cache, and an ISIS-held building; damaged eight supply routes and an ISIS-held building; and suppressed 17 ISIS mortar teams and ten ISIS tactical units.”

 

March 10th: اليرموك  Al-Yarmouk neighbourhood, West of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq 
Summary: Local press and residents, as well as al-Amaq (ISIL) press sources, said that Coalition shelling had targeted several neighborhoods at the right side of Mosul, especially near apartments in Al-Yarmouk neighbourhood, with munitions equipped with controversial White Phosphorus. No civilian casualties were reported.
Iraqi Spring posted a video on Facebook of al-Amaq agency [ISIL], showing “the effects of the US phosphorus bombing, which targeted residential neighborhoods near the Yarmouk Apartments in the right side of # Mosul city.”
Urgent Mosul News also reported heavy shelling by warplanes in the neighbourhood, but unlike all other sources, did not identify them as being Coalition aircraft.
A Bellingcat investigation later concluded: “The international US-led Coalition appears to have used white phosphorous (WP) munitions in their battle against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Mosul, Iraq, based on a video posted online by an IS-linked propaganda outlet. It is known that the US has used WP in Iraq, and while aware of the video, the Coalition neither confirmed or denied the specific use of WP in Mosul. It has not been possible to establish whether civilians were present at the targeted site, but when WP is used in residential neighbourhood the tactical military advantage may well be outweighed the stigma of using WP in civilian areas, as a Human Rights Watch employee stated earlier. While the statement was made in the context of attacks, it also holds for other usages of WP. No multimedia or textual information could be found hinting towards civilian injuries or casualties due to the alleged use of WP.”
Civilians reported killed: unknown
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Muslim clerics commission in Iraq (Facebook) [Arabic] [Archived], Nabdapp [Arabic] [Archived], Salah Alshorbji (Facebook) [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Urgent Mosul News [Arabic] [Archived], Christiaan Triebert geolocation tweet, Bellingcat investigation,
Quality of reporting: 

Coalition position: 
For March 9th-10th the Coalition publicly reported: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and an ISIS staging area; destroyed 11 vehicles, nine mortar systems, eight fighting positions, five VBIEDs, two medium machine guns, two roadblocks, two watercraft, an anti-air artillery system, a supply cache, an ammunition cache, and a recoilless rifle; damaged 15 supply routes; and suppressed 10 mortar teams.”
For March 10th-11th: “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, an ISIS heavy machine gun team and an ISIS sniper team; destroyed six fighting positions, two heavy machine guns, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, two VBIEDs, two VBIED factories, two mortar systems, a command and control node, a tactical vehicle, a roadblock, a supply cache, and an ISIS-held building; damaged eight supply routes and an ISIS-held building; and suppressed 17 ISIS mortar teams and ten ISIS tactical units.”

Bellingcat geolocated the March 10th 2017 use of white phosphorous against ISIL in urban Mosul
Bellingcat geolocated the March 10th 2017 use of white phosphorous against ISIL in urban Mosul

 

March 10th: نابلس Nablus neighbourhood, West of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq 
Summary: Security forces and press sources told Al Araby that two children (aged four and seven years old) were found alive under the rubble by Iraqi forces, while their mother was killed. They reported that she died after a Coalition airstrike bombed their home in Nablus neighbourhood in West Mosul, on the Friday night.
It was reported that the “daylong” crying of the mother had drawn the attention of Iraqi troops, who then lifted the ruins and found the two children, who miraculously survived and were taken to a military hospital. However, the source said that the mother (30 years old) had suffered a head trauma which led to her death.

Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: 2
Sources: Alaraby [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting:
Weak – presently single source, though well documented
Coalition position: For March 9th-10th the Coalition publicly reported: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and an ISIS staging area; destroyed 11 vehicles, nine mortar systems, eight fighting positions, five VBIEDs, two medium machine guns, two roadblocks, two watercraft, an anti-air artillery system, a supply cache, an ammunition cache, and a recoilless rifle; damaged 15 supply routes; and suppressed 10 mortar teams.”
For March 10th-11th: “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, an ISIS heavy machine gun team and an ISIS sniper team; destroyed six fighting positions, two heavy machine guns, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, two VBIEDs, two VBIED factories, two mortar systems, a command and control node, a tactical vehicle, a roadblock, a supply cache, and an ISIS-held building; damaged eight supply routes and an ISIS-held building; and suppressed 17 ISIS mortar teams and ten ISIS tactical units.”

March 10th 2017: Qahtani village, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Three civilians died and four were injured in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Qahtani village, according to a single source.
Smart News reported that “a local source in the village of Qahtaniya [about 10 km west of raqqa], said that three civilians from one family, including a child, were killed and four others injured”, following strikes “likely” to have been carried out by the Coalition.
Civilians reported killed: 3
Civilians reported injured: 4
Sources: Smart news agency [Arabic], [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Weak – currently single source
Coalition position: For  March 9th-10th, the Coalition reported: “Near Ar Raqqah, 13 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units; destroyed four vehicles, a fighting position, a tactical vehicle, an ISIS headquarters, and a VBIED factory; and damaged three supply routes.”
For March 10th-11th: “Near Ar Raqqah, nine strikes, engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed four fighting positions, two ISIS-held buildings, two watercraft, two weapons factories, a tunnel, a vehicle, and a VBIED; and damaged a supply route.”

 

March 11th 2017: Al Mansoura town, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: One civilian died and three were injured in an alleged Coalition air strike on Al Mansoura town, according to a single source.
According to Smart News, warplanes “likely” belonging to the Coalition, “launched raids on the burners for oil [primitive oil refineries] near the town of Mansoura [24 km west of the city of Raqqa] killing one person and wounding three others, who were taken to the National Hospital in At Tabaqa.”
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: 3
Sources: Smart news agency [Arabic], [Archived], Smart news agency (2) [Arabic], [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Weak – currently single source
Coalition position: For  March 10th-11th, the Coalition reported: “Near Ar Raqqah, nine strikes, engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed four fighting positions, two ISIS-held buildings, two watercraft, two weapons factories, a tunnel, a vehicle, and a VBIED; and damaged a supply route.”
For March 11th-12th: “Near Ar Raqqah, 12 strikes, engaged three ISIS tactical units and two ISIS staging areas; destroyed three fighting positions, two tanker trucks, a weapons storage facility, a well head, an ISIS-held building, and an anti-air artillery system; and damaged two bridges.”

 

March 11th 2017: Al Karama and Al Ghassaniya, east of Raqqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Two civilians died and five were injured in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Al Karama and Al Ghassaniya, according to a single source.
Activists told the Smart new agency that warplanes “likely” belonging to the Coalition carried out strikes on Al Karama and Al Ghassaniya.
Smart reported that “the planes launched raids on al Karama and Ghassaniya (20 km east of the city of Raqqa), killing two civilians and wounding five civilians, including two children, who were taken to the National Hospital in Raqqa”.
Civilians reported killed: 2
Civilians reported injured: 5
Sources: Smart news agency [Arabic], [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Weak – currently single source.
Coalition position: For March 10th-11th, the Coalition reported: “Near Ar Raqqah, nine strikes, engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed four fighting positions, two ISIS-held buildings, two watercraft, two weapons factories, a tunnel, a vehicle, and a VBIED; and damaged a supply route.” For  March 11th-12th: “Near Ar Raqqah, 12 strikes, engaged three ISIS tactical units and two ISIS staging areas; destroyed three fighting positions, two tanker trucks, a weapons storage facility, a well head, an ISIS-held building, and an anti-air artillery system; and damaged two bridges.”

 

March 11th-12th 2017: Kasrat Al Faraj, east of Raqqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Between 12 and 22 civilians including six  children and seven women died and up to 26 more were injured in an alleged Coalition airstrike on the Kasrat Al Faraj area, east of Raqqa city, according to multiple local sources. Sources said that the raids targeted schools.
Al Natek Network reported that “17 were killed, most of them women and children, and 15 injured following an American raid targeting a school building which is occupied by IDP in al Kasrat area south of the city of Raqqa.” The Shaam News Network, Step news agency and Qasioun were among other sources also blaming the Coalition.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights initially put the death toll at 19, however, a later report said that it had risen to 22, including six children, seven women and 18 displaced people.
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently reported that “
air raids launched by the international Coalition at midnight yesterday targeted Saqer Kureish school – Al Bouhouth al Zira’iya – Rotko company and the military gas station south of the city of Raqqa.”
Euphrates Post said that ” a scientific research centre on the outskirts of southern Raqqa city” was targeted by the Coalition.
According to Syria News Desk, “Coalition aircraft carried out four raids on two schools hosting displaced people, killing 12 civilians, all of whom were displaced from the countryside east of Aleppo, including children. Additionally, 26 civilians were wounded.” The source added that the death toll was likely to rise due to the severity of injuries.
Civilians reported killed: 12-22, including 6 children and 7 women

Civilians reported injured: 15 – 26
Sources: Al Natek Network [Arabic], [Archived], Al Murasilin team  [allied to IS] [Arabic], [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently [RBSS] [Arabic], [Archived], RBSS (2) [Arabic], [Archived], Step news agency [Arabic], [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic], [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (2) [Archived], Syrian Press Center [Arabic], [Archived], Al Manar [Arabic], [Archived], The Syrian Revolution Movement [Arabic], [Archived], Ahmad al Shibli [self-described independent journalist] [Arabic], [Archived], Amwai news [Arabic], [Archived], Qasioun [Arabic], [Archived], Al Boselh [quoting Sana news agency]  [Arabic], [Archived], Baladi [Arabic], [Archived], Battles News Network [Arabic], [Archived],  [Arabic], RBSS [Arabic], [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (3) [Arabic], [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For  March 11th-12th: “Near Ar Raqqah, 12 strikes, engaged three ISIS tactical units and two ISIS staging areas; destroyed three fighting positions, two tanker trucks, a weapons storage facility, a well head, an ISIS-held building, and an anti-air artillery system; and damaged two bridges.”
For  March 12th-13th: “Near Ar Raqqah, four strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions and an ISIS headquarters.”

 

March 11th-12th 2017: Maskana, Aleppo governorate, Syria
Summary: Between eight and ten civilians died and up to 16 others were wounded in an airstrike on Maskana, according to local sources – though reports were conflicted as to whether this was the work of the Coalition, the Assad regime or Russia.
Syria News said that “According to activists, the international coalition bombed the neighborhood Rihaniyya in Maskana, resulting in eight martyrs and the presence of dozens of wounded under the rubble, including women and children”.
Qasioun also pointed towards the Coalition, putting the death toll at ten.

In a video for Al Jisr TV, a reporter says that Russia and the regime were to blame, putting the death toll at eight with 16 more injured.
The Step News Agency and Smart blamed Russia, while RFS Media said that the regime was responsible. 

Maskana Halab reported that “eight displaced people including women and children killed as a result of an air raid targeting a house in al Rihaniya in Maskana” – though they didn’t indentify the culprit.
According to Syria News Desk – who attributed the event to Russia and the regime – “a civilian source from Maskana who declined to be identified said that the strikes destroyed at least five houses and two stores on the east side of the highway district Rihaniyya, in addition to the burning of two houses and two cars.”
Civilians reported killed: 8-10

Civilians reported injured: 1416
Sources: H16043061 [Arabic], Baladi [Arabic], [Archived], The Heroism of the Syrian Army [Arabic], [Archived], Muhhib Liljami’ [Arabic], [Archived], Maskana Halab [Arabic], [Archived], Al Jisr TV [Arabic], [Archived], Ahdath agency [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian News [Arabic], [Archived], Step News Agency [Arabic], [Archived], RFS media office [Arabic], [Archived], Qasioun [Arabic], [Archived], Smart news agency [Arabic], [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic], [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Contested Russia or Assad

Coalition position: The Coalition has not publicly reported any strikes in Aleppo governorate between March 11th-13th.

 

March 11th-12th: Central neighborhoods of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq 
Summary: Security forces and press sources said that dozens of civilians were killed or injured during the last two days due to different types of shelling in downtown/central Mosul. It was reported that many of the injured had no access to medical treatment and that people were unable to leave their homes, which were damaged by the bombings.
Civilians reported killed: 12-24
Civilians reported injured: 12-24
Sources: Alaraby [Arabic] [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Weak – presently single source. Different types of shelling are mentioned.

Coalition position: 
For March 10th-11th: “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, an ISIS heavy machine gun team and an ISIS sniper team; destroyed six fighting positions, two heavy machine guns, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, two VBIEDs, two VBIED factories, two mortar systems, a command and control node, a tactical vehicle, a roadblock, a supply cache, and an ISIS-held building; damaged eight supply routes and an ISIS-held building; and suppressed 17 ISIS mortar teams and ten ISIS tactical units.”
For March 11th-12th: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and an ISIS sniper team; destroyed seven fighting positions, three ISIS-held buildings, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, a medium machine gun, a VBIED, an artillery system, and a watercraft; damaged 20 supply routes and an ISIS-held building; and suppressed 15 mortar teams and five ISIS tactical units.”
For March 12th-13th: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units, an ISIS staging area and an ISIS sniper team; destroyed 16 fighting positions, five VBIEDs, four mortar systems, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, two supply caches, two VBIED factories, and a vehicle; damaged 22 supply routes; and suppressed 14 ISIS mortar teams, two ISIS tactical units, and an ISIS sniper team.”

 

March 12th 2017: Al Karama and Al Ghassaniya, east of Raqqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Five civilians died and eleven were injured in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Al Karama and Al Ghassaniya, according to a single source.
According to the Smart news agency, five civilians died and 11 others were wounded when warplanes “thought to belong to the Coalition” targeted Al Karama and Al Ghassaniya.
Civilians reported killed: 5
Civilians reported injured: 11
Sources: Smart news agency [Arabic], [Archived], Smart news agency (2) [Arabic], [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Weak – currently single source.
Coalition position: For March 11th-12th: “Near Ar Raqqah, 12 strikes, engaged three ISIS tactical units and two ISIS staging areas; destroyed three fighting positions, two tanker trucks, a weapons storage facility, a well head, an ISIS-held building, and an anti-air artillery system; and damaged two bridges.”
For March 12th-13th: “Near Ar Raqqah, four strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions and an ISIS headquarters.”

 

March 12th 2017: Kasrat Al Faraj, east of Raqqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: An ISIL leader and his family died in an alleged Coalition strike in Kasrat Al Faraj, according to local sources.
According to the Smart news agency, “local and medical sources told Smart that an Islamic State commander and his family were killed in  an aerial bombardment  likely carried out by the international coalition on the village of Kasrat al Faraj”.
Smart added: “T
he Iraqi was killed with his wife and his son, pointing out that their charred bodies were transferred to the National Hospital of the city, to be buried later.”
Other sources also blamed the Coalition, with Syri Scope naming the ISIL leader as Attiyat allah al Iraqi.
Reports said that the Coalition targeted the car the victims were travelling in.
Civilians reported killed: 2, including 1 child and 1 woman and one ISIL leader.

Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Smart news agency [Arabic], [Archived], Al Alam [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Alhadathnews [Arabic], [Archived], Syria Scope [Arabic], [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For March  11th-12th: “Near Ar Raqqah, 12 strikes, engaged three ISIS tactical units and two ISIS staging areas; destroyed three fighting positions, two tanker trucks, a weapons storage facility, a well head, an ISIS-held building, and an anti-air artillery system; and damaged two bridges.”
For  March 12th-13th: “Near Ar Raqqah, four strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions and an ISIS headquarters.”

 

March 12th 2017: Al Ahwas village, eastern Raqqa countryside, Raqqa govenrorate, Syria
Summary: One civilian doctor died and several others were injured in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Al Ahwas village, according to local sources.
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently reported that “Abdallah A’fadli was killed following coalition raids on al Ahwas village”. VDC also named him as a victim.
Fourat al Wafa also blamed the Coalition and named “Dr. Abdallah Afadli” as a victim.
According to Al Manar, “a doctor was killed after Coalition aircraft targeted his clinic in Al Ahwas”.
Civilians reported killed: 1

Civilians reported injured: 2
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently [Arabic], [Archived], Fourat al Wafa [Arabic], [Archived], Violations Documentation Center [Arabic], [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic], [Archived], Al Manar [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Press Center [Arabic], [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For March 11th-12th: “Near Ar Raqqah, 12 strikes, engaged three ISIS tactical units and two ISIS staging areas; destroyed three fighting positions, two tanker trucks, a weapons storage facility, a well head, an ISIS-held building, and an anti-air artillery system; and damaged two bridges.”
For March 12th-13th: “Near Ar Raqqah, four strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions and an ISIS headquarters.”

 

March 13th 2017: Central and Western neighborhoods of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq 
Summary: Local residents and press source said that up to 25 civilians were killed, mostly children and women, and 117 wounded due to an ongoing battle in downtown (Central) and Western Mosul. Both shelling and Coalition airstrikes were reported.
Local residents and press sources said that

Iraqyoon reports Coalition airstrikes in several neighbourhoods in Western Mosul, which reportedly killed up to 30 civilians (via Iraqyoon)
Iraqyoon described Coalition airstrikes in several neighbourhoods in Western Mosul, which reportedly killed up to 30 civilians (via Iraqyoon)

airstrikes had heavily targeted the July 17, Rifai, Shifa, Bab Sinjar, New Mosul (near Yaqatha mosque), Hermat, Farouk and al-Jawsaq neighborhoods in the West of Mosul. Many civilians were reportedly killed (30) or injured (58-117) and many were still under the rubble.
While Iraqyoon blamed the Coalition, most sources mention both airstrikes and artillery shelling, without specifying who carried out the raids. It was reported that the number of civilian casualties resulting from the strikes on homes near Yaqatha Mosque in New Mosul was still unknown yet.
Ninawa media center launched an appeal, stating: “Appeal to the leadership of the Liberation of Nineveh operations. Indiscriminate shelling intensifies [in] the neighborhoods under ISIL control at the right side (the old city and western neighborhoods), the level of victims rises to a scary level. Indiscriminate shelling does not affect the Daesh gangs but kills children, women, young people and destroys houses of the residents. We urge you on behalf of the people of Mosul”
Witnesses also reported a strike in al-Jawsaq neighbourhood. Reportedly, the Coalition bombed an ISIL car, thereby also wounding Thamer Abu Reem – who lost his legs in the bombing – and killing three of his daughters (of 2 years and 14 years and unknown age). Mr. Abu Reem had said while crying: “I know that the pilot did not know that my daughters were there”.
Civilians reported killed: 25-30, including two children
Civilians reported injured: 58-
117
Sources: Iraq news center [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], Correspondences Team (Facebook) [Arabic] [Archived], Ninawa media center (Facebook) [Arabic] [Archived], Mosul Eye news agency [Arabic] [Archived], Amjed Gk (Facebook) [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqyoon [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], Sawlif Ateka [Arabic] [Archived], Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], Ninawa media center [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center (3) [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center (4) [Arabic] [Archived], Correspondences Team [Arabic] [Archived], Dyala People (Facebook) [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jazeera [Arabic] [Archived], Iraq News center [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by @sonawa1 [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jazeera Iraq [Arabic] [Archived], Yaqein (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Mosul Ateka [Arabic] [Archived], local resident Hossam Zuhairi [Arabic],
Quality of reporting: Contested – sources report both shelling by Iraqi forces and Coalition airstrikes 
Coalition position: 
For March 12th-13th the Coalition publicly stated: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units, an ISIS staging area and an ISIS sniper team; destroyed 16 fighting positions, five VBIEDs, four mortar systems, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, two supply caches, two VBIED factories, and a vehicle; damaged 22 supply routes; and suppressed 14 ISIS mortar teams, two ISIS tactical units, and an ISIS sniper team.”
For March 13th-14th“Near Mosul, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 27 fighting positions, three rocket-propelled grenade systems, two VBIEDs, an artillery system, a mortar system, a heavy machine gun, a road block, a vehicle and a VBIED factory; damaged 12 supply routes; and suppressed five ISIS mortar teams and two ISIS tactical units.”

A local source reported that Thamer Abu Reem got severely injured and lost three daughters in a strike on al-Jawsaq neighbourhood (via Mosul Ateka)
A local source reported that Thamer Abu Reem was severely injured and lost three daughters in a strike on al-Jawsaq neighbourhood (via Mosul Ateka)

March 13th 2017: الموصل الجديدة New Mosul neighbourhood, West of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq 
Summary: Relatives, local residents and press sources said 29 people of two families were killed after Coalition airstrikes targeted their houses in New Mosul neighborhood west of Mosul.
According to Al Jazeera Iraq, 29 civilians, mostly children and women, were killed and many others were injured due to airstrikes and artillery shelling on Monday evening. Al Jazeera cited the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights, who said the Coalition was responsible for a strike which occurred in Farouk neighbourhood and that most of the victims were still under the rubble.
Civilians reported killed: 29
Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: 
Al Jazeera in Iraq [Arabic] [Archived],

March 13th: المحطة Al-Mahatta (Station), West of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq 
Summary: Local press sources and relatives of victims reported that about nine people, including an elderly woman with her two sons and a displaced family, were hit by a rocket. All victims were still under the rubble in Al-Mahattah neighborhood, in the West of Mosul.
Mosul Eye initially reported:

“Their family members called the Golden Brigade for the rescue but no one has showed up to rescue them. The family is under huge distress
The house location: 36°19’49.3″N 43°06’01.5″E (36.330361, 43.100417) – Near Monastery of Saint Catherine Of Nuns. Please, Attend this as soon as possible”
The group later said all had died.

Civilians reported killed: 9
Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Mosul Eye [Archived], Iraq News [Arabic] [Archived], Mosul Eye (2) [Archived], News of Iraq [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Contested – unclear who launched the rockets. Iraq news reports shelling by Iraqi forces. 
Coalition position: 
For March 12th-13th the Coalition publicly stated: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units, an ISIS staging area and an ISIS sniper team; destroyed 16 fighting positions, five VBIEDs, four mortar systems, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, two supply caches, two VBIED factories, and a vehicle; damaged 22 supply routes; and suppressed 14 ISIS mortar teams, two ISIS tactical units, and an ISIS sniper team.”
For March 13th-14th: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 27 fighting positions, three rocket-propelled grenade systems, two VBIEDs, an artillery system, a mortar system, a heavy machine gun, a road block, a vehicle and a VBIED factory; damaged 12 supply routes; and suppressed five ISIS mortar teams and two ISIS tactical units.”

The aftermath of strikes on Al-Mahatta neighbourhood (via Iraq news center)
The aftermath of strikes on Al-Mahatta neighbourhood (via Iraq news center)

March 13th 2017: Zor Shamr village, east of Raqqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Two civilians were killed in an alleged Coalition airstrike in Zor Shamr village, east of Raqqa, according to a single source.
Smart news agency reported that the strike was “likely” carried out by the Coalition.
They reported that “the bombing targeted a fuel tanker while it was crossing the village of Zor Shamr (45 km east of Raqqa City), under control of IS, which was heading towards Raqqa having come from Deir Ezzor. The driver and his assistant were killed.”
Civilians reported killed: 2
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Smart news agency [Arabic], [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Weak – currently single source

Coalition position: For March 12th-13th, the Coalition publicly reported: “Near Ar Raqqah, four strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions and an ISIS headquarters.
And for March 13th-14th: “Near Ar Raqqah, six strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed four fighting positions, an ISIS-held building, and a vehicle; and damaged two supply routes.

 

March 14th 2017: Al Thani neighbourhood, Al Tabaqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Two civilians reportedly died and six were injured in an alleged Coalition airstrike on the Al Thani neighbourhood of Al Tabaqa.
The Smart news network reported: “A local source in al Tabaqa  city (55 km west of Raqqa), said that the raids affected the second district [Al Thani neighbourhood], killing two civilians and wounding six others”. Smart blamed the Coalition.
Al Ahed also pointed towards the Coalition in a report which was fairly identical to Smarts, though it said that the news came from militant sources.
Civilians reported killed: 2
Civilians reported injured: 6
Sources: Smart news agency [Arabic], [Archived], Al Ahed [Arabic], [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Weak – effectively single source
Coalition position: For March 13th-14th: “Near Ar Raqqah, six strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed four fighting positions, an ISIS-held building, and a vehicle; and damaged two supply routes.” For March 14th-15th: “Near Ar Raqqah, eight strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions, two mortar systems, an ammunition cache, an ISIS-held building, and a weapons cache.”

 

March 14th 2017: Various locations: Al Karama, Al Ghassaniya, Jadidat Al Khabour and Kleib villages, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Seven non-combatants including three children died and five others were wounded in an alleged Coalition airstrike on various locations in Raqqa governorate, according to a single source.
The Smart news network reported that “seven civilians were killed including of three children, and five others were injured, including women, following raids on the town of Al Karama (25 km east of Raqqa) and the villages of Al Ghassaniya, Jadidat al Khabour and Kleib. The injured were transported in boats to the South Bank to Al Tabaqa national hospital, according to local sources.” Smart said that the strikes had “likely” been carried out by the Coalition.
Al Ahed published a report which was pretty much identical to Smart’s though it said that the news came from militant sources.
The Shaam News Network and Asharqiya Voice also reported that the Coalition carrie dout raids on Al Karama, though made no mention of civilian casualties.
Civilians reported killed: 7, including 3 children

Civilians reported injured: 5
Sources: Smart news agency [Arabic], [Archived], Al Ahed [Arabic], [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic], [Archived], Asharqiya Voice [Arabic], [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic], [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Weak – While several sources say Coalition carried out raids, only one source alleges that there were civilian casualties.
Coalition position: For March 13th-14th: “Near Ar Raqqah, six strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed four fighting positions, an ISIS-held building, and a vehicle; and damaged two supply routes.” For March 14th-15th: “Near Ar Raqqah, eight strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions, two mortar systems, an ammunition cache, an ISIS-held building, and a weapons cache.”

 

March 14th: دور السكك  Dur Al Sekak, West of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq 
Summary: Local residents and press source said that five family members were killed in an airstrike targeting their house near the railway. They used to live together in the same house in Dur Al Sekak at the right side of Mosul. It is unclear which aircraft carried out the attack.
Shafaaq News reported that the bombing resulted in the “complete destruction of the house and a source said that “the bombing claimed the lives of all residents in the house but it was not possible to know exactly how many.”
Iraqi Spring put the death toll at seven and said ten others were wounded. One of the victims was identified as engineer Yasser Al Nuaimi (see photo below) in a tweet by @n_iraq67, who reportedly died together with four of his relatives.
Civilians reported killed: 5-7 or more (of the same family)
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Shafaaq  [Arabic] [Archived], MNN [Arabic] [Archived], Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], EIMosulOfficial (Facebook) [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by @n_iraq67 [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Contested – unclear which aircraft carried out the strike
Coalition position:
  For
March 13th-14th: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 27 fighting positions, three rocket-propelled grenade systems, two VBIEDs, an artillery system, a mortar system, a heavy machine gun, a road block, a vehicle and a VBIED factory; damaged 12 supply routes; and suppressed five ISIS mortar teams and two ISIS tactical units.”
For March 14th-15th: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and an ISIS sniper team; destroyed 11 fighting positions, five mortar systems, three watercraft, two supply caches, two VBIEDs, a medium machine gun, a heavy machine gun, a rocket-propelled grenade system, an anti-air artillery system, and an ISIS headquarters; damaged 18 supply routes; and suppressed 11 ISIS mortar teams and six ISIS tactical units.”

Yasser Al Nuaimi allegedly died together with four of his family members when an airstrike hit their house in Dur Al Sekak (via Twitter, @n_iraq67)
Yasser Al Nuaimi allegedly died together with four of his family members when an airstrike hit their house in Dur Al Sekak (via Twitter, @n_iraq67)

March 14th: باب سنجار Emergency Hospital in Bab Sinjar neighborhood, West of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq 
Summary: Local residents and press sources said that dozens of civilians were killed or injured after Coalition airstrikes targeted the emergency building at the general hospital in Bab Sinjar, at the right side of Mosul.
Civilians reported killed: 12-24
Civilians reported injured: 12-24
Sources: Correspondences Team [Arabic] [Archived], Correspondences Team (2) [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Weak – currently single source. 
Coalition position:  For March 13th-14th: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 27 fighting positions, three rocket-propelled grenade systems, two VBIEDs, an artillery system, a mortar system, a heavy machine gun, a road block, a vehicle and a VBIED factory; damaged 12 supply routes; and suppressed five ISIS mortar teams and two ISIS tactical units.”
For March 14th-15th: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and an ISIS sniper team; destroyed 11 fighting positions, five mortar systems, three watercraft, two supply caches, two VBIEDs, a medium machine gun, a heavy machine gun, a rocket-propelled grenade system, an anti-air artillery system, and an ISIS headquarters; damaged 18 supply routes; and suppressed 11 ISIS mortar teams and six ISIS tactical units.”

 

March 14th: الرسالة  ٌDur al Resala neighborhood, West of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local residents and press sources said that a family of seven was killed after an airstrike targeted their house in Dur-al Resala neighbourhood, West of Mosul.
Hani Abu Obeida was named by @n_iraq67 as one of the victims. It was reported that his son Musab was the only survivor. The rest of the family died.
Only one source said it was the work of the Coalition. Other sources did not specify who carried out the raids.
Civilians reported killed: 7
Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources: Samarra TV [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by @n_iraq67 [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by @kalimahorra1 [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Contested – only one sources blames the Coalition. Others do not identify who carried out the raids.
Coalition position:  For March 13th-14th: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 27 fighting positions, three rocket-propelled grenade systems, two VBIEDs, an artillery system, a mortar system, a heavy machine gun, a road block, a vehicle and a VBIED factory; damaged 12 supply routes; and suppressed five ISIS mortar teams and two ISIS tactical units.”
For March 14th-15th: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and an ISIS sniper team; destroyed 11 fighting positions, five mortar systems, three watercraft, two supply caches, two VBIEDs, a medium machine gun, a heavy machine gun, a rocket-propelled grenade system, an anti-air artillery system, and an ISIS headquarters; damaged 18 supply routes; and suppressed 11 ISIS mortar teams and six ISIS tactical units.”

Hani Abu Ubeida was allegedly killed in Coalition raids on Dor-al Resala, on March 14th. Only one of the seven family members survived (via n_iraq67)
Hani Abu Ubeida was allegedly killed in Coalition raids on Dur-al Resala, on March 14th. Only one of the seven family members survived (via n_iraq67)

March 15th 2017: Jadida Khabour village, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Up to three civilians including two women died in an alleged Coalition airstrike on Jadida Khabour village in eastern Raqqa, according to local sources.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported: “a man and a woman were killed and there was information about another woman who was killed in bombing by Coalition planes on areas in Jadida Khabour”.
The victims were named as Khabour Al-Mohammed Al-Khabour and his wife, and another woman: Houriya Al-Abdullah Al-Teef Al-Habbal. However a local tweeter claimed that Mr al-Khabour was only wounded.
Civilians reported killed: 2-3, including 2 women

Civilians reported injured: 1
Sources: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic], [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently [Arabic], [Archived], Spm-Syria [Arabic], [Archived], Mohammed Abdullah blog [Arabic] [Archived], Q Alenzy tweet [Arabic] [Archived], 24 Raqqa tweet [Archived], Syrian Human Rights Committee [Arabic] [Archived], Revolutionary Forces of Syria [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For March 14th-15th: “Near Ar Raqqah, eight strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions, two mortar systems, an ammunition cache, an ISIS-held building, and a weapons cache.”
For March 15th – 16th: “Near Ar Raqqah, 13 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions, an IED, a weapons storage facility, a storage facility, a VBIED facility, a UAV facility, a logistics facility, and an ammunition cache.”

 

March 15th 2017: Al Thani neighbourhood and Awwal neighbourhood, Al Tabaqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Between one and two civilians died and up to five were injured in an alleged Coalition airstrike on the Al Thani and Awwal neighbourhoods in Al Tabaqa, according to local sources.
According to Smart news agency, “l
ocal sources reported the death of one civilian and wounding of others, on Wednesday evening, as a result of aerial bombardment likely carried out by the international Coalition on Al Tabaqa city (55 km west of Raqqa).
The source told Smart that the warplanes launched two raids on the first and second neighbourhoods, killing one civilian and wounding five others, who were taken to the National Hospital in the city.”
Micro Syria also blame the Coalition putting the death toll at one civilian however, Hewar.Khayma, said that two were killed – though it didn’t identify who the warplane responsible belonged to.
A tweet by Abdulbaset10 said ” An American warplane B52 is flying over Tabaqa city now.”
Civilians reported killed: 1-2
Civilians reported injured: 2-5
Sources: Smart news agency [Arabic], [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic], [Archived], Vedeng [Arabic], [Archived], Micro-Syria [Arabic], [Archived], Hewar.Khayma [Arabic], [Archived], Abdulbaset10 [Arabic], [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position: For March 14th-15th: “Near Ar Raqqah, eight strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions, two mortar systems, an ammunition cache, an ISIS-held building, and a weapons cache.” For March 15th – 16th: “Near Ar Raqqah, 13 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions, an IED, a weapons storage facility, a storage facility, a VBIED facility, a UAV facility, a logistics facility, and an ammunition cache.”

March 15th-16th: باب الطوب Bab Al Tob area, Central Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local residents and military and medical sources said that dozens of civilians were killed or injured due to different kinds of shelling and strikes by Coalition Apache helicopters. This occurred during an ongoing battle around Bab Al Tob area and other ancient neighborhoods in the center of Mosul.
Naynawa Alghad reported on Facebook that due to the heavy clashes on Thursday morning between Iraqi forces and ISIL in the old parts of the city, the US intervened with ground troops and Apache helicopters.  A medical source said that the “battles until dawn on Thursday left dozens of dead and wounded civilians, [who] were killed in their homes by the fighting.”
Iraqi Spring said that up to 20 people were killed and 50 injured.
However, Yaqein reported that four people, including women and children, were killed and six wounded. Nineveh Media Center posted a photo (see below) of the aftermath of the strikes, saying “This is Mosul, without comment!!!”.
Civilians reported killed: 4-24
Civilians reported injured: 6-50
Sources: Naynawa Alghad (Facebook) [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Iraq news center [Arabic] [Archived], Ninawa media center [Arabic] [Archived], Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Contested – sources report both shelling by Iraqi forces and intervention of US Apache helicopters and ground troops
Coalition position: For March 14th-15th: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and an ISIS sniper team; destroyed 11 fighting positions, five mortar systems, three watercraft, two supply caches, two VBIEDs, a medium machine gun, a heavy machine gun, a rocket-propelled grenade system, an anti-air artillery system, and an ISIS headquarters; damaged 18 supply routes; and suppressed 11 ISIS mortar teams and six ISIS tactical units.” For March 15th – 16th: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed 11 fighting positions, four mortar systems, two ISIS-held buildings, two vehicles, a medium machine gun, an artillery system, and a rocket-propelled grenade system; damaged 17 supply routes and three ISIS-held buildings; and suppressed six ISIS mortar teams and three ISIS tactical units.”
For March 16th – 17th: “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed 11 fighting positions, seven vehicles, a recoilless rifle, a heavy machine gun, a rocket-propelled grenade system, an explosives factory, a supply cache, and an ISIS-held building; damaged 14 supply routes and a fighting position; and suppressed 13 ISIS mortar teams.”

Nineveh Media Center posted this photo after violent clashes, including the intervention of US Apache helicopthers, took place in the old neighbourhoods of Mosul. It said "This is Mosul, without comments!!" (via Nineveh MC, Facebook)
The aftermath of violent clashes in the ancient neighbourhoods in West Mosul, in which US Apache helicopters reportedly participated (via Nineveh MC, Facebook)

March 16th: Several neighbourhoods in the West of Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local sources said that at least 21 civilians were killed and 17 were injured, including women and children, because of airstrikes and artillery shelling in neighbourhoods of West Mosul.
Iraq News Center placed the death toll even higher: “Many surviving civilians [and] witnesses from the right side [of Mosul] confirmed that Coalition airstrikes targeted civilian houses and there were 20 civilians killed in one house and 11 in another and 3 in a fourth house. Large numbers of innocent civilians are the direct victims of Coalition airstrikes and mortar and artillery shelling by Iraqi forces ”
Al Jazeera – citing Islamic State – said 21 people had reportedly died: “
For its part, Daesh said that 21 civilians – mostly children and women – were killed in when bombing targeted the western neighborhoods of Mosul.
Civilians reported killed:
21-34
Civilians reported injured:
17-24
Sources: 
Correspondences Team [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Spring Media Center [Arabic] [Archived], Iraq news center [Arabic] [Archived], Iraq News Center (2) [TV report] [Arabic] [Archived], Al Sonawa tweet [Arabic] [Archived], Al Jazeera [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting:
Contested – sources report both mortar and artillery shelling by Iraqi forces and Coalition airstrikes.
Coalition position: 
For March 15th – 16th: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed 11 fighting positions, four mortar systems, two ISIS-held buildings, two vehicles, a medium machine gun, an artillery system, and a rocket-propelled grenade system; damaged 17 supply routes and three ISIS-held buildings; and suppressed six ISIS mortar teams and three ISIS tactical units.”
For March 16th – 17th
: “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed 11 fighting positions, seven vehicles, a recoilless rifle, a heavy machine gun, a rocket-propelled grenade system, an explosives factory, a supply cache, and an ISIS-held building; damaged 14 supply routes and a fighting position; and suppressed 13 ISIS mortar teams.”

 

March 16th 2017: Al Thakana neighbourhood of Raqqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: The Shaam News Network reported: “A local source said that warplanes likely belonging to the coalition launched a raid on the Al Thakana neighborhood in Raqqa, near the Shariah Court, killing four civilians and two members of IS and wounding eight others, including one member of IS. The wounded were taken to the National Raqqa Hospital.  A medical source reported that among the IS dead is one of the judges at the court who goes by the name of Abu Afra Al Jazrawi.”
Madar Daily placed the number of injured at six, while Orient News said five civilians died.
Civilians reported killed: 4-5, and 2 members of ISIL

Civilians reported injured: 6-7, and 1 member of ISIL
Sources: Smart news agency [Arabic], [Archived], Madar Daily [Arabic] [Archived], Orient News [Arabic] [Archived], Aleppo Media Centre [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position:  For March 15th – 16th: “Near Ar Raqqah, 13 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions, an IED, a weapons storage facility, a storage facility, a VBIED facility, a UAV facility, a logistics facility, and an ammunition cache.” 
For March 16th – 17th: “Near Ar Raqqah, eight strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions, a vehicle, an ISIS-held building, and an oil refinement still.”

 

March 16th 2017: قرية المنصورة Al Mansoura village Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: The Smart news agency reported that likely Coalition airstrikes targeted the oil refinery area of Al Mansoura, “killing one worker and injuring others, in addition to destroying three burners and a car used to transport oil.”
Madar News used identical language in its own report.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Smart news agency [Arabic], [Archived], Madar News [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Weak – effectively single source
Coalition position:  For March 15th – 16th: “Near Ar Raqqah, 13 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions, an IED, a weapons storage facility, a storage facility, a VBIED facility, a UAV facility, a logistics facility, and an ammunition cache.” For March 16th – 17th: “Near Ar Raqqah, eight strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions, a vehicle, an ISIS-held building, and an oil refinement still.”

 

March 16th 2017: Al Jina town, west of Aleppo, Aleppo governorate, Syria

Reported victim Ismail al Hamada (via Halab News Network)
Reported victim Ismail al Hamada (via Halab News Network)

Summary: A unilateral US drone strike on a mosque complex near al Jina town killed between 37 and 62 civilians according to multiple reports and eyewitness statements. While the US has admitted it carried out the attack, officials have claimed that al Jina’s Omar Ibn al Khattab mosque where the casualties occurred was not targeted in the raid. The Pentagon instead insisted that “an al Qaeda in Syria meeting location” had been struck – though announced an investigation into reported civilian deaths.
The evening attack at al Jina – which was initially blamed by many on Russia – was in fact according to the Washington Post conducted by two US Reaper drones , which fired six Hellfire missiles at the location at around 7pm before dropping a 500lb bomb. The results were devastating.
At least 300 people were reportedly present for an evangelical religious class at Jina’s new mosque when it was struck – among them some children. According to Step News, “US aircraft targeted a Dawah centre of al Dawah Wa al Tabligh. The  group holds a weekly meeting in one of their centres every Thursday which is attended by dozens of students of religious studies, sheikhs, shariaa experts and  fighters in the Islamic factions and civilians from the region.” In Islamic theology according to Wikipedia, “the purpose of da’wah is to invite people, both Muslims and non-Muslims, to understand the worship of Allah as expressed in the Qur’an and the sunnah of the prophet Muhammad and to inform them about Muhammad.”
Suspicions of US involvement were first raised by online monitors including Bellingcat, after missile fragments were found at the scene. After initially claiming a unilateral strike that day was in Idlib, CENTCOM confirmed to Airwars late on the night of March 16th that the attack at Al Jina had in fact been by the US.Spokesman Major Josh Jacques told reporter Samuel Oakford that the target was  “assessed to be a meeting place for al Qaeda, and we took the strike… It happened to be across the street from where there is a mosque.” He said the mosque was not the target, and that it wasn’t hit directly. Both CENTCOM and the Pentagon told Airwars that they were further investigating the attack.

The Pentagon released an afterjstrike image which it claimed showed it hadn't struck the mosque
The Pentagon released an afterstrike image which it claimed showed it hadn’t struck the mosque

In an effort to discredit claims that it had targeted worshippers, the Pentagon also issued a photograph which it said showed the mosque at al Jina intact. However this appeared to backfire, with most commentators noting that both buildings including that targeted were in fact mosques.   
The White Helmets – more usually seen aiding casualties from Assad regime or Russian strikes, led the rescue effort. It eventually estimated that at least 50 people had died. As Shaam News reported, “The bombing was following by residents and rescue teams putting out a call to all defense teams in the region calls for help for all defense centers and ambulance crews in the area to go to the site shelling and help lift the martyrs out of the basement.”
One angry eyewitness told Smart News: “This is a praying center. For those aged from 8 to 60 years old. Unarmed civilians. Where is the terrorism? They are unarmed, not terrorists. Peaceful civilians praying. I am one of them, there are no terrorists here. There are almost 250 people including children and the elderly. Many are under the rubble and we don’t have the equpiment to lift them. Assad, Europe and Russia took everything from us, how can we lift them? By our hands? All you do is send us a food basket, we don’t need it anymore. Keep it for yourselves.” A number of cities and towns in the area reportedly cancelled Friday Prayers for fear of further attacks.
Syria News Desk claimed that 15 children were among the dead. While this number cold not be verified, the White Helmets have named five victims under the age of 17, and a child was filmed being rescued from the rubble at al Jina.
The militant Islamic rebel group Ahrar al Sham – the apparent target of the US attack – later issued a statement attacking “the shameful spectacle where the an international community has turned from a passive silent party in towards  the Syrian case to a contributor to the killing of the Syrian people.”
Turkey’s deputy Prime Minister condemned the US attack as a ‘war crime.’ However Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that “In principle, we have no doubts that the US military targeted terrorists.” 
The following civilian casualties have so far been named by the White Helmets:
Mohammad Khaled Orabi, 14 years old, al Jina
Hasan Omar Orabi, 10 years old, al Jina
Ahmad Nouri Issa, 23 years old, al Jina
Mustapha Nashat Said al Sheikh, 23years old, al Jina
Ahmad Kiyali, Deir Hassan
Ali Mustapha, 17 years old, Barisha
Abd al Rahman Hasim, 17 years old, Barisha
Ahmad al Zein, displaced from Aleppo
Ismail Hamada al Sheikh, displaced from Aleppo [pictured above]
Nadim Abu Bashir Kababi
The wife of Nadim Abu Bashir Kababi, Ghousoun Makansi
Nassim Hussein Abbas, 23 years old, Mare’
Adel Mohammad Qitaz, 17 years old, Abin Sama’an
Ibrahim Abboud, 35 years old, Maarat al Atarib
Kinjo Haj Yusuf, 22 years old, Kafr Najad
Abu Hussein Taliha, Taliha
Abd al Al Qader Janat, 22 years old, displaced from Aleppo
Abd al Latif Mu’del, Maarat al Na’assan
Nader Fatloun, displaced from Aleppo
Safwat al Zein, displaced from Aleppo
Bashir al Ghabra, Al Tal, Damascus
Abd al Ghafour Abd al Ghafour, Barisha
Adel Mohammad Rashid
Mohammad Abd al Salam, displaced from Aleppo
Saleh Fatloun, displaced from Aleppo
Mustapha Nasser Yasin, Sarmada
Mufid A’kal, Al Tawama
Ibrahim Qatiba
Ibrahim Bassamiya
In addition the White Helmets have named 26 of 100 or more people reportedly injured in the attack.
Civilians reported killed:
37-62, including 1 woman and 5-15 children

Civilians reported injured: 100 or more
Sources: Halab Today TV [Arabic], [Archived], Halab Today TV (2) [Arabic], [Archived], Halab Today TV (3) [Arabic], [Archived], Halab Today (4) [Arabic], [Archived], Halab Today (5) [Arabic], [Archived], Smart news agency [Arabic], [Archived], Smart news agency (2) [Arabic], [Archived], Step news agency (1) [Arabic], [Archived], Step news agency (2) [Arabic], [Archived], Step news agency (3) [Arabic], [Archived], Step news agency (4) [Arabic], [Archived], Al Jazeera [Arabic], [Archived], Step news agency (5) [Arabic], [Archived], Step news agency (6) [Arabic], [Archived], Smart news agency (3) [Arabic], [Archived], Smart news agency (4) [Arabic], [Archived], Smart news agency (5) [Arabic], [Archived], Smart news agency (6) [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Video – Step News (7), Shaam News (1) [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News (2) – pictures [Arabic] [Archived], LCCSY (1) [Arabic] [Archived], LCCSY (2) [Arabic] [Archived], LCCSY (3) – casualties [Arabic] [Archived], Washington Post, Halab News (1) [Arabic] [Archived], Halab News (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Halab News (3) – photos [Arabic] [Archived], Halab News (4) – photos [Arabic] [Archived], Halab News (5) – photos [Arabic] [Archived], Video – Halab News (6), Shaam News (3) [Arabic] [Archived], White Helmets Aleppo (1) – pictures [Arabic] [Archived], White Helmets Aleppo (2) [Arabic] [Archived], White Helmets Aleppo (3) [Arabic] [Archived], White Helmets Aleppo (4) [Arabic] [Archived], Video – White Helmets (5), Video – White Helmets (6), Aleppo Media Centre (1) [Arabic] [Archived], Aleppo Media Centre (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Video – Hadi al Abdallah report, Video – Al Jisr TV report, Video – Smart News (7), Aleppo Media Centre (3) [Arabic] [Archived], Aleppo Media Centre (4) – photos [Arabic] [Archived], White Helmets Aleppo (7) [Arabic] [Archived], Halab News Network (7) [Arabic] [Archived], Halab News Network (8) – photos [Arabic] [Archived], Video – Halab News Network (9), GRAPHIC Video – Shaam News Network (4), Syria News Desk [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News Network (5) [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News Network (6) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Step News (7) [Arabic] [Archived], Step News (8) [Arabic] [Archived], White Helmets Aleppo (7) – casualty list [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News (8) [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News (9) [Arabic] [Archived], Video – Smart News (10), Bilal Abdul Kareem tweet (1) [Archived], On the Ground News (1) [Archived], Bellingcat investigation, Airwars (1), Airwars (2), Aleppo Media Centre (5) -photos [Arabic] [Archived], Video – Aleppo Media Centre (6), Video – Aleppo Media Centre (7), Video – Halab Today TV (6), Halab Today TV (7) [Arabic] [Archived], Smart News (10) [Arabic] [Archived], Step News (9) [Arabic] [Archived], Sputnik News (1), Sputnik News (2), Video – Step News (10), Video – Halab News Network (10) – survivor testimony, Video – Halab News Network (11), Video – White Helmets Aleppo (8), Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (2) [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (3) [Archived], Video – Shaam News Network (7), Violation Documentation Centre – casualty list [Archived], Jenan Moussa tweet thread [Archived], LCCSY (4) [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (4) [Archived], The Intercept, New York Times, Al Jazeera English, Reuters, Vocativ
Quality of reporting: Fair – US has confirmed conducting unilateral strike at location, though denies targeting mosque
Coalition position:  A CENTCOM press release issued in the early hours of March 17th 2017 stated: “U.S. forces conducted an airstrike on an Al Qaeda in Syria meeting location March 16 in Idlib [later corrected to Aleppo], Syria, killing several terrorists.”

Step News films aftermath of devastatng US strike on al Jina, Syria

Halab News Network reports from the scene

White Helmets Aleppo led the rescue efforts at al Jina
White Helmets Aleppo led the 24-hour rescue efforts at al Jina (Picture via White Helmets)

Rescuers pull out a survivor at al Jina

Rescue work continued into March 17th (Smart News)

White Helmets announce that at least 50 people are likely to have died at al Jina

 

March 16th 2017: سد الفرات Euphrates Dam, الطبقة Al Tabaqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: An alleged Coalition airstrike at the Euphrates Dam near al Tabaqa reportedly killed one named civilian worker.
According to Raqqa is Being Slaughtered, “an air raid launched by the international coalition yesterday on the area around the Euphrates Dam in al Tabaqa killing Hamidi al Abd al Majid al Nayef one of the employees at the dam.”
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently [Arabic] [Archived], Mohab Nasser tweet [Arabic] [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (1) [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (2) [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position:  For March 15th – 16th: “Near Ar Raqqah, 13 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions, an IED, a weapons storage facility, a storage facility, a VBIED facility, a UAV facility, a logistics facility, and an ammunition cache.” For March 16th – 17th: “Near Ar Raqqah, eight strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions, a vehicle, an ISIS-held building, and an oil refinement still.”

 

March 17th 2017: الصفصافة تحتاني Al Safsafa near Tahtani, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: According to reports one civilian male died and at least two others were injured following alleged Coalition strikes at Al Safsafa. The victim has been named as Ibrahim Al-Mohammed Al-Arabi.
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently and SHRC were among some sources who didn’t identify the warplanes responsible – though other reports blamed the Coalition.
Civilians reported killed: 1
Civilians reported injured: 2
Sources: Baladi [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Sdusyria [Arabic], Raqqapost [Arabic], [Archived], Step [Arabic], [Archived], R,tahrir Alsham [Arabic], [Archived], Raqqa_r_w_b [Arabic], [Archived], Q_Alenzy [Arabic], [Archived], Raqqa_r_w_b [Arabic], [Archived], Raqqa24 [Arabic], [Archived], SHRC [Arabic], [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS), [Arabic], [Archived], RBSS (2), [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (2) [Arabic], [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position:  For March 16th – 17th the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, eight strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions, a vehicle, an ISIS-held building, and an oil refinement still.”
For March 17th-18th, the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, five strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, destroyed three fighting positions, two ISIS tactical vehicles, and an ISIS weapons factory; and damaged a bridge.”

 

March 17th 2017: زور شمر, Zor Shamr village E of Raqqa and Kasrat Sheikh Juma’a village SW of Raqqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Five civilians were reported killed and eight or more injured following reported Coalitiuon strikes at Zor Shamr and Kasrat Sheikh Juma’a.
According to the Smart news agency, which also pointed towards the Coalition, “sources explained that the planes bombed the villages of Zor Shamr (45 km east of Raqqa city) and Kasrat Sheikh Juma’a (8 km southwest of Raqqa city), killing five civilians and wounding eight others, including women and children, who were taken to the national hospital in al Tabaqa.”
Civilians reported killed: 5

Civilians reported injured: 8-10
Sources: Micro Syria [Arabic], [Archived], Alyemen Today [Arabic], [Archived], Smart news agency [Arabic], [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair

Coalition position:  For March 16th – 17th the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, eight strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions, a vehicle, an ISIS-held building, and an oil refinement still.”
For March 17th-18th, the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, five strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, destroyed three fighting positions, two ISIS tactical vehicles, and an ISIS weapons factory; and damaged a bridge.”

 

March 17th: الميدان Medan neighborhood of West Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: According to local residents and the recently-formed Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights, as many as 80 civilians died when heavy airstrikes and shelling destroyed multiple houses in the Medan neighbourhood.
According to Iraqi Spring Media Centre 20 houses were destroyed. It spoke of “dozens of bodies” under the rubble.

Civilians reported killed:
40-80
Civilians reported injured:
24 or more
Sources:
Iraqi Spring Media Centre [Arabic] [Archived], Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights   [Arabic] [Archived], Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived], Iraq News Center [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by @n_iraq67 [Arabic] [Archived], Tweet by @2samrraie [Arabic] [Archived], Urgent Mosul News [Arabic] [Archived], Iraq News Center (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Rights-iq.org [Arabic] [Archived], 
Quality of reporting:
Contested – sources report both artillery shelling and airstrikes.
Coalition position:
For March 16th-17th the Coalition reported: “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed 11 fighting positions, seven vehicles, a recoilless rifle, a heavy machine gun, a rocket-propelled grenade system, an explosives factory, a supply cache, and an ISIS-held building; damaged 14 supply routes and a fighting position; and suppressed 13 ISIS mortar teams.”
For March 17th-18th the Coalition reported: “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed 56 ISIS vehicles, 25 fighting positions, five rocket-propelled grenade systems, two medium machine guns, two mortar systems, and an ISIS VBIED; and suppressed 20 ISIS mortar teams and four ISIS tactical units.”

 

March 18th: حي المشاهدة Al Mashahda Quarter of West Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: A family of five was reported killed by either Iraqi, US or French artillery strikes or Coalition airstrikes on the al Mashanda quarter of West Mosul.  
Civilians reported killed:
5
Civilians reported injured:
Unknown
Sources:
Adhamiya News [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Contested – sources report both artillery shelling and Coalition airstrikes.
Coalition position:
For March 17th-18th the Coalition reported: “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed 56 ISIS vehicles, 25 fighting positions, five rocket-propelled grenade systems, two medium machine guns, two mortar systems, and an ISIS VBIED; and suppressed 20 ISIS mortar teams and four ISIS tactical units.”
For March 18th-19th it noted: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 14 fighting positions, four vehicles, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, a medium machine gun, and an artillery system; damaged 14 supply routes; and suppressed five mortar teams and three ISIS tactical units.”

 

March 18th: السرجخانة Aserjkhanh neighbourhood of West Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: At least thirteen civilians were reported killed and 17 injured in air and artillery strikes on a number of West Mosul neighbourhoods.
Iraqi Spring Media Centre said reported the “Killing of 13 civilians, mostly women and children, and 17 wounded as a result of air and artillery bombardments of several districts of the right side of Mosul on Saturday.”
In what may have been a related event, Yaqein said that 19 civilians died at Jawasaq when it was bombarded by Iraqi forces.
Civilians reported killed:
13-19

Civilians reported injured:
17
Sources:
Iraqi Spring Media Centre [Arabic] [Archived], Yaqein [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Contested – sources report both artillery shelling and Coalition airstrikes.
Coalition position:
For March 17th-18th the Coalition reported: “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed 56 ISIS vehicles, 25 fighting positions, five rocket-propelled grenade systems, two medium machine guns, two mortar systems, and an ISIS VBIED; and suppressed 20 ISIS mortar teams and four ISIS tactical units.”
For March 18th-19th it noted: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 14 fighting positions, four vehicles, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, a medium machine gun, and an artillery system; damaged 14 supply routes; and suppressed five mortar teams and three ISIS tactical units.”

 

March 18th 2017: العكيرشي al A’keirshi village SE of Raqqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: The wife and child of an ISIL fighter reportedly died in a Coalition airstrike on al A’keirshi village. The militant – named as Abu Habibia Al-Maghribi – was either killed or injured in the attack. According to Arabs Today his wife was a member of Al-Khansa’a which is part of ISIL’s women’s police force. Their daughter was also killed.
Smart, who also pointed to the Coalitiuon, reported: “The source explained that the planes bombed a house in the village, wounding ‘Abu Habiba Al Maghribi’ [Morroccan], in addition to his wife and his daughter. The wife was part of al Khansaa battaltion which is part of al Hisba women’s office [sort of women’s police].
The source pointed out that the foreign members of IS in the village are angry accusing the residents of dealing with the international coalition forces given that the missile specifically targeted this house and not another one.”
Civilians reported killed: 2, including a woman and child, and 1 ISIL fighter

Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Alaraby [Arabic], [Archived], Arabstoday [Arabic], [Archived], Smart news agency [Arabic], [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair

Coalition position:  For March 17th-18th, the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, five strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, destroyed three fighting positions, two ISIS tactical vehicles, and an ISIS weapons factory; and damaged a bridge.”
For March 18th-19th it noted: “Near Ar Raqqah, 11 strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed five fighting positions, two ISIS headquarters; and damaged three bridges and two supply routes.”

 

March 18th 2017: شبهر  Shabhar or المطر Al Matar village, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Seven named civilians including four women and a child died in a reported Coalition strike in Raqqah governorate – though there was confusion about whether they had died at Shabhar or Al Matar.
Orient News, citing Raqqa Post, said that seven civilians – five from the Matar family – died. It blamed the Coalition. Raqqa Post reported that an infant (“a couple of months old”) also died. Alwatan put the death toll higher at nine, specifically blaming “American Coalition warplanes”.
Sharqiya Voice said that the Coalition strike was carried out on Al Matar village.
According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, missiles from Coalition jets killed “six children and their mother”.
The dead have been named as:
Amal Al Matar (female)

Thuraya al Matar (female)
Shahad al Matar
Hiba al Matar (female)
Ali al Matar
A few months old girl
Zahra al Firwan (female)
Civilians reported killed: 7-9, including 4-5 women and 1-6 children
Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Jisr TV [Arabic], [Archived], Orient [Arabic], [Archived], Raqqa Post [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Arabic], [Archived], Alwatan [Arabic], [Archived], RFS Media Office [Arabic], [Archived], Q_Alenzy [Arabic], [Archived], Raqqa is being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic], [Archived], Sharqiya Voice [Arabic], [Archived], LCCSY [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (2) , [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic], [Archived], RBSS (2) [Arabic], [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position:  For March 17th-18th, the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, five strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, destroyed three fighting positions, two ISIS tactical vehicles, and an ISIS weapons factory; and damaged a bridge.”
For March 18th-19th it noted: “Near Ar Raqqah, 11 strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed five fighting positions, two ISIS headquarters; and damaged three bridges and two supply routes.”

 

March 18th 2017: جسر المغلة Al Maghla bridge near الكرامة al Karama, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Two or more civilians were reported killed near the al Maghla bridge after Coalition aircraft reportedly struck boats carrying civilians across the Euphrates River.
Civilians reported killed: 2 or more
Civilians reported injured: Unknown
Sources: Step news agency [Arabic], [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Weak – presently single source
Coalition position:  For March 17th-18th, the Coalition reported that “Near Ar Raqqah, five strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, destroyed three fighting positions, two ISIS tactical vehicles, and an ISIS weapons factory; and damaged a bridge.”
For March 18th-19th it noted: “Near Ar Raqqah, 11 strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed five fighting positions, two ISIS headquarters; and damaged three bridges and two supply routes.”

 

March 19th 2017: مزرعة الاندلس Al Andalus farm, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Between six and twelve civilians were reported killed – many from one family – following an alleged Coalition strike at al Andalus Farms.
According to Qasioun, the strike targeted a residential neighbourhoods inhabited by displaced people from Maskana.
Nation Defense, who also blamed the Coalition, put the death toll as high as 18.
According to the Shaam News Network “unidentified” warplanes targeted a farmhouse
Five members of one family killed have been named as: “leading to a terrible massacre against civilians displaced from the eastern countryside of Aleppo, leaving seven martyrs as a primary outcome, and many wounded.”
A report by Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently put the deat toll as high as 66.
Abboud Hamad al Kanj
Muhannad Abboud al Kanj
Fatim Mahmoud al Kanj
Hamidi Al Hamad al Kanj
The wife of Ibrahim al Kanj
Civilians reported killed: 5-66, including 4 children and 2 women

Civilians reported injured: 2-24
Sources: Qasioun [Arabic], [Archived], Step news agency [Arabic], [Archived], Baladi [Arabic], [Archived], NabdSyria [Arabic], [Archived], RFS [Arabic], [Archived], Zaman Alwasl [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian-mirror [Arabic], [Archived], Alaraby [Arabic], [Archived], DeryNews [Arabic], [Archived], National Defense [Arabic], [pro-regime], [Archived], Q_Alenzy [Arabic], [Archived], Raqqapost [Arabic], [Archived], Raqqa is being Slaughtered Silently [Arabic], [Archived], RBSS (2) [Arabic], [Archived], RBSS (3) [Arabic], [Archived], Euphrates Post [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic], [Archived], Step news agency [Arabic], [Archived], Step news agency (2) [Arabic], [Archived], LCCSY [Arabic], [Archived], Syria news desk [Arabic], [Archived], Zaman al Wasl [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human rights (2) [Archived], RBSS (4) [Arabic], [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair

Coalition position:  For March 18th-19th the Coalition noted: “Near Ar Raqqah, 11 strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed five fighting positions, two ISIS headquarters; and damaged three bridges and two supply routes.”
For March 19th-20th it stated: “Near Ar Raqqah, 18 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units; destroyed 10 fighting positions, six barges, three ISIS headquarters, a tactical vehicle, an IED factory, and a weapons factory; and damaged a supply route.”

The aftermath of an alleged Coalition strike on Al Ananuls, March 19th (via RBSS)
The reported aftermath of an alleged Coalition strike on Al Andalus, March 19th (via RBSS)

 

March 19th 2017: الطبقة Al Tabaqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Between ten and 15 civilians died and 20 or more were injured in alleged Coalition airstrikes on multiple locations in Al Tabaqa, according to local sources.
Qasioun reported: “According to A’maq [ISIL], Coalition warplanes raids in Tabaqa targeted the fire station and the bakery and killed 10 civilians and wounded 19. Coalition warplanes also targeted the second street in the cultural center, according to local source.”
Al Jazeera said that “according to activists, Coalition warplanes led by the USA killed six people from the same family in the slaughter house area in Tabaqa”.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights – also pointing towards the Coalition – reported the death of six civilians from the same family, including a child and a woman.

Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently put the death toll at 12 or more, reporting that “the air raids launched by the international coalition on Tabaqa city targeted a house near al Kanissa [the church] roundabout and the fire station and the automatic bakery in the city.”
The media media activist Muhab Nasser, “quoting civilian sources from the city of Al Tabaqa, told Syria News Desk
 that 12 civilians were killed and 17 others, including children, wounded yesterday night, as a result of raids by the coalition of different locations within the city, western.

He added that the raids targeted residential sites near the parking lot, the fire building, Al Kanissa street [ church street] and the cultural center in the second district, the field hospital and residential buildings near the automated bakery in the center of the city, causing extensive damage to the residential buildings and the exit of the field hospital.”
The Shaam News Network put the death toll as high as 15, again attributing the incident to the Coalition. The source said that the jets struck several points in the city, “including the garage market, the slaughter house and the firestation”.
Q_Alenzy named the following victims of a Coalition strike:
Abdul Jabbar Sahari
Izz Al-Deen Sahari
Ismail Al-Qabas
Wife of Ismaiel Al-Qabas
Daughter of Ismail Al-Qabas
Abdulkareem Al-Qabas
Maher Al-Qabas
Wael Al-Qabas
Civilians reported killed: 10-15, including 1 child and 2 women

Civilians reported injured: 7-20
Sources: Syrianpc [Arabic], [Archived], RFS [Arabic], [Archived], Baladi [Arabic], [Archived], Qasioun [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Jisr TV [Arabic], [Archived], Al Jazeera [Arabic], [Archived], A’maq [Arabic], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived], Thoaralraqqa [Arabic], [Archived], Q_Alenzy [Arabic], [Archived], Fursan Aliktihamat [Arabic], [Archived], Sharqiya Voice [Arabic], [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic], [Archived], RBSS (2) [Arabic], [Archived], RBSS (3) [Arabic], [Archived], RBSS (4) [Arabic], [Archived], RBSS (5) [Arabic], [Archived], RBSS (6) [Arabic], [Archived], RBSS (7) [Arabic], [Archived], RBSS (8) [Arabic], [Archived], Sharqiya Voice [Arabic], [Archived], Sharqiya Voice (2) [Arabic], [Archived], Sharqiya Voice (3) [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Network for Human Rights [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (2) [Archived], Syria News Desk [Arabic], [Archived], Shaam News Network [Archived], RBSS (8) [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (3) [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair

Coalition position:  For March 18th-19th the Coalition noted: “Near Ar Raqqah, 11 strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed five fighting positions, two ISIS headquarters; and damaged three bridges and two supply routes.”
For March 19th-20th it stated: “Near Ar Raqqah, 18 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units; destroyed 10 fighting positions, six barges, three ISIS headquarters, a tactical vehicle, an IED factory, and a weapons factory; and damaged a supply route.”

GRAPHIC: A wounded man is treated for a head injury following an alleged Coalition raid on Al Tabaqa, March 19th (via Shariya Voice)
GRAPHIC: A wounded man is treated for a head injury following an alleged Coalition raid on Al Tabaqa, March 19th (via Shariya Voice)
The aftermath of one of several alleged Coalition strikes on multiple locations in Al Tabaqa, March 19th (via RBSS)
The aftermath of one of several alleged Coalition strikes on multiple locations in Al Tabaqa, March 19th (via RBSS)
Bodies are pulled from the rubble following an alleged Coalition raid on Al Tabaqa, March 19th (via RBSS)
Bodies are pulled from the rubble following an alleged Coalition raid on Al Tabaqa, March 19th (via RBSS)

March 19th 2017: حمرة بلاسم Hamra Blassem village, eastern Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: At least one named civilian was reportedly killed in a Coalition airstrike which hit a bakery in the town of Hamra Blassem village.
According to multiple sources, Mazid Adham Al-Mazid died in the raid and at least two other civilians were injured. One source claimed that ten people died in the attack – though this may have confused the event with one at nearby al Tabaqa that day. Shaam News and others said the strikes had targeted areas around a refinery and a bakery. All sources blamed the US-led Coalition.
Civilians reported killed: 1-10
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (1) [Archived], Shaam News [Arabic] [Archived], Baladi News [Arabic] [Archived], Arabs Today [Arabic] [Archived], SDU Syria [Arabic] [Archived], Alamawai tweet [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa 24 News [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa 24 News (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently [Arabic] [Archived], Shaam News (2) [Arabic] [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (2) [Arabic] [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position:  For March 18th-19th the Coalition noted: “Near Ar Raqqah, 11 strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed five fighting positions, two ISIS headquarters; and damaged three bridges and two supply routes.”
For March 19th-20th it stated: “Near Ar Raqqah, 18 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units; destroyed 10 fighting positions, six barges, three ISIS headquarters, a tactical vehicle, an IED factory, and a weapons factory; and damaged a supply route.”

 

March 19th 2017: Old Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Locals reported the deaths of 46 civilians including 28 children and 18 men and women and 80 others injured –  mostly children and women – by different kind of shelling in many neighborhoods of Old Mosul. At least 26 bodies reportedly reached the local forensic medicine hospital.
Civilians reported killed: 46, including 28 children
Civilians reported injured: 80
Sources:
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position:  For March 18th-19th the Coalition noted: ” Near Mosul, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 14 fighting positions, four vehicles, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, a medium machine gun, and an artillery system; damaged 14 supply routes; and suppressed five mortar teams and three ISIS tactical units.”
For March 19th-20th it stated: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and four ISIS sniper teams; destroyed 17 fighting positions, six heavy machine guns, four vehicles, three rocket-propelled grenade systems, a mortar system, a VBIED factory, an artillery system, and a roadblock; damaged nine supply routes; and suppressed six ISIS mortar teams, five ISIS tactical units, and an ISIS anti-air artillery team.”

 

March 20th 2017: النبي جرجيس Nabi Jarjis neighbourhood of West Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: A family was reported killed in an unspecified airstrike.
Civilians reported killed: 3 or more
Civilians reported injured: Uknown
Sources:
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position:  For March 19th-20th the Coalition stated: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and four ISIS sniper teams; destroyed 17 fighting positions, six heavy machine guns, four vehicles, three rocket-propelled grenade systems, a mortar system, a VBIED factory, an artillery system, and a roadblock; damaged nine supply routes; and suppressed six ISIS mortar teams, five ISIS tactical units, and an ISIS anti-air artillery team.”
For March 20th-21st the Coalition stated: “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and three ISIS sniper teams; destroyed 14 fighting positions, five rocket-propelled grenade systems, three VBIEDs, a supply cache, an anti-air artillery system, and a heavy machine gun; damaged six supply routes and two fighting positions; and suppressed four ISIS mortar teams and three ISIS tactical units.”

March 20th 2017: West Mosul neighborhoods, Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local residents and press sources said that 49 civilians were killed and 100 injured in the clashes and shelling in the neighborhoods of Nablus, Yarmouk, the Old City and the Haraj market in the West of Mosul.
Civilians reported killed: 49

Civilians reported injured: 100
Sources:
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position:  For March 19th-20th the Coalition stated: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and four ISIS sniper teams; destroyed 17 fighting positions, six heavy machine guns, four vehicles, three rocket-propelled grenade systems, a mortar system, a VBIED factory, an artillery system, and a roadblock; damaged nine supply routes; and suppressed six ISIS mortar teams, five ISIS tactical units, and an ISIS anti-air artillery team.”
For March 20th-21st the Coalition stated: “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and three ISIS sniper teams; destroyed 14 fighting positions, five rocket-propelled grenade systems, three VBIEDs, a supply cache, an anti-air artillery system, and a heavy machine gun; damaged six supply routes and two fighting positions; and suppressed four ISIS mortar teams and three ISIS tactical units.”

March 20th 2017: الموصل الجديدة  New Mosul neighborhood, Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local residents and pres sources said that more than 30 civilians, most of them women and children, have been killed by air and artillery bombardment of new Mosul including a whole family.
Civilians reported killed: 30-150

Civilians reported injured: unknown
Sources:
Quality of reporting: 
Coalition position:  For March 19th-20th the Coalition stated: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and four ISIS sniper teams; destroyed 17 fighting positions, six heavy machine guns, four vehicles, three rocket-propelled grenade systems, a mortar system, a VBIED factory, an artillery system, and a roadblock; damaged nine supply routes; and suppressed six ISIS mortar teams, five ISIS tactical units, and an ISIS anti-air artillery team.”
For March 20th-21st the Coalition stated: “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and three ISIS sniper teams; destroyed 14 fighting positions, five rocket-propelled grenade systems, three VBIEDs, a supply cache, an anti-air artillery system, and a heavy machine gun; damaged six supply routes and two fighting positions; and suppressed four ISIS mortar teams and three ISIS tactical units.”

March 20th 2017: حي القاهرة Cairo neighborhoods, Anah, Anbar province, Iraq
SummaryLocal residents and press sources said that 7 civilians were killed or injured after Coalition airstrikes targeted Cairo neighbourhood in Anah, in the west of Anbar province.
Civilians reported killed: 7

Civilians reported injured: 7
Sources:
Quality of reporting: Contested
Coalition position:  

March 20th 2017: الطبقة Al Tabaqa (دوار الكنيسة  Al Kanissa roundabout), Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: In the first of two reported incidents at al Tabaqa on this date, eight civilians died in a fresh alleged Coalition raid on the city. ‘Dozens’ were also reported injured.
According to local reports, eight members of the family of Musa al-Habib died when their house near the al Kanissa roundaout was struck in an airstrike.
According to 
Sharqiya Voice,The international coalition launched an air raid last night targeting al Sina’a street in the market of the town, the gas deptartment and the home of Ibrahim al A’bd between the church and al Shia’a mosque. There is news of martyrs and wounded among civilians.
A further report by Sharqiya Voice also said that eight members of the Musa al-Habib family died, including women and children.
Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently also attributed the incident to the Coalition.
Civilians reported killed: 8
Civilians reported injured: 2 or more
Sources: Raqqa Post [Arabic] [Archived], Mohab Nasser tweet [Arabic] [Archived], All 4 Syria [Arabic] [Archived], Zaman al Wasl [Arabic] [Archived], Step News [Arabic] [Archived], Enab News [Arabic] [Archived], RFS [Arabic], [Archived], Sharqiya Voice [Arabic], [Archived], Sharqiya Voice (2) [Arabic], [Archived], Sharqiya Voice (3) [Arabic], [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic], [Archived], RBSS (2) [Arabic], [Archived], RBSS (3) [Arabic], [Archived], Step news agency [Arabic], [Archived],
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position:  For March 19th-20th it stated: “Near Ar Raqqah, 18 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units; destroyed 10 fighting positions, six barges, three ISIS headquarters, a tactical vehicle, an IED factory, and a weapons factory; and damaged a supply route.”
For March 20th-21st the Coalition stated: “Near Ar Raqqah, 19 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units; destroyed four petroleum oil lubricant equipment pieces, three barges, three fighting positions, three ISIS headquarters, two VBIED facilities, two VBIEDs, a VBIED factory, a tunnel, a vehicle, a weapons storage facility, and a command and control node; and damaged two supply routes.”

 

March 20th 2017: منطقة الماكف Al Makaf area of Raqqa city, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Nine civilians reportedly died and as many as 25 were injured in an alleged Coalition strike near the sheep market of the al Makaf area of Raqqa city.
Step news, RFS, the Shaam News Network, Syrinapc were among sources blaming the Coalition and put the death toll at nine non-combatants.
Al Jazeera reported that eight civilians died though said that the warplanes responsible had not been identified
.
According to the Smart news agency, who also pointed to the Coalition, the strike was on a sheep market.
Syrian News Desk added some more detail:A civilian source from Al-Raqqa, who asked not to be identified, told the Syrian News Desk that the international VCoalition aircraft targeted the market for sheep trade near Al-Mashlab neighborhood east of the city of Raqqa with five raids, causing the destruction of five shops and the burning of five civilian cars that were parked next to it. A large number of livestock was killed and   wounded civilians were taken to medical points inside the city, while some of them are still critical.”
Civilians reported killed: 8-9
Civilians reported injured: 2-25
Sources: Al Jazeera [Arabic], [Archived], Step news agency [Arabic], [Archived], RFS [Arabic], [Archived], Shaam News Network [Arabic], [Archived], Syrianpc [Arabic], [Archived], Q_Alenzy [Arabic], [Archived], Syrialive [Arabic], [Archived], Raqqa24 [Arabic], [Archived], Soundandpic [Arabic], [Archived], Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) [Arabic], [Archived], RBSS (2) [Arabic], [Archived], Step news aganecy (2) [Arabic], [Archived], LCCSY [Arabic], [Archived], Smart news agency [Arabic], [Archived], Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [Archived], Syria New Desk [Arabic], [Archived], Shaam News Network (2) [Archived], RBSS (2) [Arabic], [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position:  For March 19th-20th it stated: “Near Ar Raqqah, 18 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units; destroyed 10 fighting positions, six barges, three ISIS headquarters, a tactical vehicle, an IED factory, and a weapons factory; and damaged a supply route.”
For March 20th-21st the Coalition stated: “Near Ar Raqqah, 19 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units; destroyed four petroleum oil lubricant equipment pieces, three barges, three fighting positions, three ISIS headquarters, two VBIED facilities, two VBIEDs, a VBIED factory, a tunnel, a vehicle, a weapons storage facility, and a command and control node; and damaged two supply routes.”

 

March 21st 2017: المنصورة Al Mansoura, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: An alleged Coalition strike on the al Badiya school – reportedly being used by Syrian refugees – was said to have kiled as many as 18 civilians.
Civilians reported killed: 18
Civilians reported injured: 2-10
Sources: Baladi [Arabic], [Archived], Alsouria [Arabic], [Archived], Jisr TV [Arabic], Madar Daily [Arabic], [Archived], Qasioun [Arabic], [Archived], Syrianpc [Arabic], [Archived], Zaman Alwasl [Arabic], [Archived], 
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position:  For March 20th-21st the Coalition stated: “Near Ar Raqqah, 19 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units; destroyed four petroleum oil lubricant equipment pieces, three barges, three fighting positions, three ISIS headquarters, two VBIED facilities, two VBIEDs, a VBIED factory, a tunnel, a vehicle, a weapons storage facility, and a command and control node; and damaged two supply routes.”
Awaiting report for March 21st-22nd.

 

March 21st 2017: الطبقة Al Tabaqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria
Summary: Reported heavy Coalition air raids on al Tabaqa were said to have “seriously injured many civilians.”
Civilians reported killed: Unknown
Civilians reported injured: 4 or more
Sources:
Quality of reporting: Fair
Coalition position:  For March 20th-21st the Coalition stated: “Near Ar Raqqah, 19 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units; destroyed four petroleum oil lubricant equipment pieces, three barges, three fighting positions, three ISIS headquarters, two VBIED facilities, two VBIEDs, a VBIED factory, a tunnel, a vehicle, a weapons storage facility, and a command and control node; and damaged two supply routes.”
Awaiting report for March 21st-22nd.

March 21th 2017: 17 July neighborhood, Mosul, Nineveh province, Iraq
Summary: Local residents and press sources said that seven civilians were killed and ten injured by a Coalition drone targeting a market in 17 July neighborhood, in the West of Mosul.
Civilians reported killed: 7
Civilians reported injured: 10
Sources:
Quality of reporting:
Coalition position: