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Military Reports

CENTCOM for September 4, 2014 – September 5, 2014
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Report Date

September 5, 2014

Sept 5th – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using a mix of fighter, attack, bomber and unmanned aircraft to conduct four airstrikes Thursday and Friday in support of Mosul Dam and defense of Irbil operations.

In total, the strikes destroyed an ISIL observation post, one ISIL Humvee, one ISIL armed vehicle, one ISIL truck, and three ISIL mortar positions. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.

The strikes were conducted under authority to protect U.S. personnel and facilities, support humanitarian efforts, and support Iraqi forces that are acting in furtherance of these objectives.

U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 131 airstrikes across Iraq.

Report Date

September 5, 2014

Report Summary

  • 4 total strikes
  • 4 in Iraq (128 – 131)

Confirmed Actions

US

Sept 5th – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using a mix of fighter, attack, bomber and unmanned aircraft to conduct four airstrikes Thursday and Friday in support of Mosul Dam and defense of Irbil operations.

In total, the strikes destroyed an ISIL observation post, one ISIL Humvee, one ISIL armed vehicle, one ISIL truck, and three ISIL mortar positions. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.

The strikes were conducted under authority to protect U.S. personnel and facilities, support humanitarian efforts, and support Iraqi forces that are acting in furtherance of these objectives.

U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 131 airstrikes across Iraq.

  • Pentagon Spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby briefs the media on efforts to defeat ISIL September 2014 (DoD/ Glenn Fawcett)
    Pentagon Press Secretary U.S. Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby briefs members of the media on the effort to defeat the ISIL terrorist network in Iraq and other topics Sept. 12, 2014, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. (DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett/Released)

CENTCOM for September 3, 2014 – September 4, 2014
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Report Date

September 4, 2014

Sept 4th – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using fighter aircraft to conduct three airstrikes Wednesday and Thursday, in support of Mosul Dam operations. The strikes destroyed two ISIL armed vehicles and an ISIL observation post. All aircraft exited the strike area safely.

The strikes were conducted under authority to protect U.S. personnel and facilities, support humanitarian efforts, and support Iraqi forces that are acting in furtherance of these objectives.U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 127 airstrikes across Iraq.

Report Date

September 4, 2014

Report Summary

  • 3 total strikes
  • 3 in Iraq (125 – 127)

Confirmed Actions

US

Sept 4th – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using fighter aircraft to conduct three airstrikes Wednesday and Thursday, in support of Mosul Dam operations. The strikes destroyed two ISIL armed vehicles and an ISIL observation post. All aircraft exited the strike area safely.

The strikes were conducted under authority to protect U.S. personnel and facilities, support humanitarian efforts, and support Iraqi forces that are acting in furtherance of these objectives.U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 127 airstrikes across Iraq.

Incident Code

CI003

Incident date

September 3, 2014

Location

الوحدة, Mosul, Al Wahda, Nineveh, Iraq

Geolocation

36.3290942, 43.1870842 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

A reported aerial bombardment (at 2200hrs local time) near an ISIL HQ east of Mosul, allegedly left up to seven members of the same family dead and injured in the al-Wadha Street area. At least three women were reported killed and a man and child injured.

While Baghdad TV attributed the strike to US aircraft, other media referred only to unspecified aircraft, or said that Iraqi forces were responsible.

According to local media, residents had earlier been warned of imminent airstrikes: “Iraqi planes dropped leaflets two days ago, in which civilians were warned against mixing with members of IS to avoid harm from any Iraqi security strikes targeting the organisation.” In response, ISIL reportedly evacuated part of its HQ in the city.

In its July 2017 civilian casualty report, the Coalition denied responsibility for the event: “Sep. 3, 2014, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.”

The incident occured at approximately 10:00 pm local time.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 7
  • (3 women)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood Al Wahda (الوحدة) in the east of the city of Mosul. The generic coordinates for this neighbourhood are: 36.3290942, 43.1870842. 

  • The neighbourhood of Al Wahda (الوحدة) in the east of the city of Mosul

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US-led Coalition Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    US-led Coalition
  • US-led Coalition position on incident
    Non credible / Unsubstantiated
    Insufficient information to assess that, more likely than not, a Coalition strike resulted in civilian casualties.
  • Reason for non-credible assessment
    No Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area
  • Civilian deaths conceded
    None
  • Civilian injuries conceded
    None
  • Stated location
    near Mosul, Iraq
    Nearest population center

Civilian casualty statements

US-led Coalition
  • Jul 7, 2017
  • After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

Original strike reports

US-led Coalition

CENTCOM reported three strikes in the vicinity of Mosul Dam for September 3rd-4th 2014: “U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using fighter aircraft to conduct three airstrikes Wednesday and Thursday, in support of Mosul Dam operations. The strikes destroyed two ISIL armed vehicles and an ISIL observation post. “

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 7
  • (3 women)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (7) [ collapse]

CENTCOM for September 2, 2014 – September 3, 2014
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Report Date

September 3, 2014

Sept. 2nd/3rd – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using fighter and attack aircraft to conduct one airstrike Monday, near the Mosul Dam.

The strike destroyed or damaged 16 ISIL armed vehicles, near the Mosul Dam. All aircraft exited the strike area safely.

The strike was conducted under authority to protect U.S. personnel and facilities, support humanitarian efforts, and support Iraqi forces that are acting in furtherance of these objectives.

U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 124 airstrikes across Iraq.

Report Date

September 3, 2014

Report Summary

  • 1 total strikes
  • 1 in Iraq (124)

Confirmed Actions

US

Sept. 2nd/3rd – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using fighter and attack aircraft to conduct one airstrike Monday, near the Mosul Dam.

The strike destroyed or damaged 16 ISIL armed vehicles, near the Mosul Dam. All aircraft exited the strike area safely.

The strike was conducted under authority to protect U.S. personnel and facilities, support humanitarian efforts, and support Iraqi forces that are acting in furtherance of these objectives.

U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 124 airstrikes across Iraq.

CENTCOM for September 1, 2014 – September 2, 2014
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Report Date

September 2, 2014

U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using fighter and attack aircraft to conduct three airstrikes Sunday and Monday near the Mosul Dam. The strikes destroyed three ISIL trucks, severely damaged another, destroyed an ISIL armed vehicle, and destroyed a mortar position near the Mosul Dam. All aircraft exited the strike area safely.

Running summary:
* Defense of Erbil: 24
* Support of Sinjar: 13
* Support of Mosul Dam: 82
* Support of Amirli: 4
* Total: 123

Report Date

September 2, 2014

Report Summary

  • 3 total strikes
  • 3 in Iraq (121 – 123)

Confirmed Actions

US

U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using fighter and attack aircraft to conduct three airstrikes Sunday and Monday near the Mosul Dam. The strikes destroyed three ISIL trucks, severely damaged another, destroyed an ISIL armed vehicle, and destroyed a mortar position near the Mosul Dam. All aircraft exited the strike area safely.

Running summary:

Defense of Erbil: 24

Support of Sinjar: 13

Support of Mosul Dam: 82

Support of Amirli: 4

Total: 123

CENTCOM for August 31, 2014 – September 1, 2014
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Report Date

September 1, 2014

Sept 1st – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using fighter and attack aircraft to conduct two airstrikes Sunday, one near the Mosul Dam and the other near Amirli.

The strike near Amirli damaged an ISIL tank and the strike near Mosul Dam destroyed an ISIL armed vehicle. All aircraft exited the strike area safely.

Report Date

September 1, 2014

Report Summary

  • 2 total strikes
  • 2 in Iraq (119 – 120)

Confirmed Actions

US

Sept 1st – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using fighter and attack aircraft to conduct two airstrikes Sunday, one near the Mosul Dam and the other near Amirli.

The strike near Amirli damaged an ISIL tank and the strike near Mosul Dam destroyed an ISIL armed vehicle. All aircraft exited the strike area safely.

CENTCOM for August 30, 2014 – August 31, 2014
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Report Date

August 31, 2014

August 30th – At the request of the Government of Iraq, the U.S. military conducted airstrikes in support of an operation to deliver humanitarian assistance to address the humanitarian crisis and protect the civilians trapped in Amirli, Iraq at approximately 8:30 p.m. EDT today [0330 Aug 31st local time].

Two months ago, hundreds of ISIL terrorists advanced on Amirli cutting off food, water, and medical supplies to thousands of Shia Turkomen living there. ISIL has since blocked many attempts by Iraqi Security Forces and the United Nations from delivering critical supplies to Amirli, threatening the remaining population.

At the request of the Iraqi government, U.S. forces airdropped 109 bundles of much-needed humanitarian aid to the people of Amirli, including the Shia Turkomen minority ethnic group. Two U.S. C-17s and two U.S. C-130s airdropped the supplies, delivering approximately 10,500 gallons of fresh drinking water and approximately 7,000 meals ready to eat. In addition, aircraft from Australia, France, and the United Kingdom also dropped humanitarian aid.

To support the delivery of this humanitarian assistance, the U.S. military also conducted three airstrikes in coordination with the isolated Iraqi security forces responsible for protecting Amirli.

Fighter aircraft struck and destroyed three ISIL Humvees, one ISIL armed vehicle, one ISIL checkpoint and one ISIL tank near Amirli. All aircraft safely exited the area.

The President authorized these airstrikes in support of an operation to deliver humanitarian assistance to civilians in the town of Amirli. These operations will be limited in their scope and duration as necessary to address this emerging humanitarian crisis and protect the civilians trapped in Amirli.

U.S Central Command has conducted a total of 118 airstrikes across Iraq.

Report Date

August 31, 2014

August 30th – At the request of the Government of Iraq, the U.S. military conducted airstrikes in support of an operation to deliver humanitarian assistance to address the humanitarian crisis and protect the civilians trapped in Amirli, Iraq at approximately 8:30 p.m. EDT today [0330 Aug 31st local time].

Two months ago, hundreds of ISIL terrorists advanced on Amirli cutting off food, water, and medical supplies to thousands of Shia Turkomen living there. ISIL has since blocked many attempts by Iraqi Security Forces and the United Nations from delivering critical supplies to Amirli, threatening the remaining population.

At the request of the Iraqi government, U.S. forces airdropped 109 bundles of much-needed humanitarian aid to the people of Amirli, including the Shia Turkomen minority ethnic group. Two U.S. C-17s and two U.S. C-130s airdropped the supplies, delivering approximately 10,500 gallons of fresh drinking water and approximately 7,000 meals ready to eat. In addition, aircraft from Australia, France, and the United Kingdom also dropped humanitarian aid.

To support the delivery of this humanitarian assistance, the U.S. military also conducted three airstrikes in coordination with the isolated Iraqi security forces responsible for protecting Amirli.

Fighter aircraft struck and destroyed three ISIL Humvees, one ISIL armed vehicle, one ISIL checkpoint and one ISIL tank near Amirli. All aircraft safely exited the area.

The President authorized these airstrikes in support of an operation to deliver humanitarian assistance to civilians in the town of Amirli. These operations will be limited in their scope and duration as necessary to address this emerging humanitarian crisis and protect the civilians trapped in Amirli.

U.S Central Command has conducted a total of 118 airstrikes across Iraq.

CENTCOM for August 30, 2014 – August 31, 2014
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Report Date

August 31, 2014

August 30th – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi security force operations, using fighter and remotely- piloted aircraft to conduct five airstrikes in the vicinity of the Mosul Dam.

The strikes destroyed an ISIL armed vehicle, an ISIL fighting position, ISIL weapons, and significantly damaged an ISIL building. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.

U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 115 airstrikes across Iraq.

Report Date

August 31, 2014

Report Summary

  • 8 total strikes
  • 8 in Iraq (111 – 118)

Confirmed Actions

US

August 30th – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in support of Iraqi security force operations, using fighter and remotely- piloted aircraft to conduct five airstrikes in the vicinity of the Mosul Dam.

The strikes destroyed an ISIL armed vehicle, an ISIL fighting position, ISIL weapons, and significantly damaged an ISIL building. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.

U.S. Central Command has conducted a total of 115 airstrikes across Iraq.