Military Reports

Military Reports

CENTCOM for September 6, 2014 – September 7, 2014
Original
Annotated

Report Date

September 7, 2014

Sept 7th – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using a mix of attack, bomber and fighter aircraft to conduct five airstrikes Sunday in support of Iraqi security forces and Sunni tribes protecting the Haditha Dam. The strikes destroyed four ISIL Humvees, four ISIL armed vehicles, two which were carrying antiaircraft artillery; one ISIL fighting position, one ISIL command post, and one ISIL defensive fighting position. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.

Report Date

September 7, 2014

Sept 7th – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using a mix of attack, bomber and fighter aircraft to conduct five airstrikes Sunday in support of Iraqi security forces and Sunni tribes protecting the Haditha Dam. The strikes destroyed four ISIL Humvees, four ISIL armed vehicles, two which were carrying antiaircraft artillery; one ISIL fighting position, one ISIL command post, and one ISIL defensive fighting position. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.

CENTCOM for September 5, 2014 – September 6, 2014
Original
Annotated

Report Date

September 6, 2014

Sept 6th – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using a mix of attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct two airstrikes Friday and Saturday in support of Defense of Irbil operations.

The strikes destroyed four ISIL Humvees, one ISIL armored personnel carrier, and two ISIL trucks, one of which carried a mounted machine gun; one ISIL Humvee and one ISIL truck were also damaged in the strikes. 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 133 airstrikes across Iraq.

Report Date

September 6, 2014

Report Summary

  • 2 total strikes
  • 2 in Iraq (132 – 133)

Confirmed Actions

US

Sept 6th – U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using a mix of attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct two airstrikes Friday and Saturday in support of Defense of Irbil operations.

The strikes destroyed four ISIL Humvees, one ISIL armored personnel carrier, and two ISIL trucks, one of which carried a mounted machine gun; one ISIL Humvee and one ISIL truck were also damaged in the strikes. 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 133 airstrikes across Iraq.

Incident Code

CI004

Incident date

September 5, 2014

Location

الموصل‎, Mosul, Houses neighboring the Turkish Consulate, Nineveh, Iraq

Geolocation

36.34585235, 43.09857692 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Sources in the city claimed that an airstrike carried out at approximately 10pm in the vicinity of the Turkish consulate in Mosul had killed Ridwan Akram, his wife and their child. According to a commemorative Facebook page, the family had only recently returned after three months in Turkey when they died.

While a number of reports attributed the attack to the Coalition, others including Baghdad TV claimed that the Iraqi military (which carried out strikes elsewhere on the city that day) was responsible.

In its July 2017 civilian casualty report, the Coalition denied responsibility for the event: “Sep. 5, 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 local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Adult male killed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (6) [ collapse]

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
    a:1:{i:0;s:20:"no_coalition_strikes";}
  • 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 four airstrikes in the vicinity of both Mosul Dam and Irbil for September 4th-5th 2014. However none were reported for September 5th-6th, when this event appears to have taken place.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child1 man)
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Discounted
    Those killed were combatants, or other parties most likely responsible.
  • Suspected attacker
    US-led Coalition

Sources (6) [ collapse]

CENTCOM for September 4, 2014 – September 5, 2014
Original
Annotated

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
Original
Annotated

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

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
Original
Annotated

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
Original
Annotated

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