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Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve Monthly Civilian Casualty Report

By CJTF-OIR PAO

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SOUTHWEST ASIA-- The Coalition has worked by, with and through partners since 2014 to defeat Daesh in designated parts of Iraq and Syria, liberating nearly 8 million Iraqis and Syrians from Daesh’s brutal rule and reducing its control of territory to approximately one percent of what it previously held.

We continue to employ thorough and deliberate targeting and strike processes to minimize the impact of our operations on civilian populations and infrastructure. This process includes thorough review and vetting of each target package prior to a strike, and another review after that strike. Our regular strike reports make our activities publicly accessible, and our monthly publication of civilian casualty reports makes our civilian casualty assessments similarly accessible to the public.

As we have demonstrated, we are willing to consider new civilian casualty allegations as well as new or compelling evidence on past allegations to establish accountability based on the best available evidence.

The Coalition conducted a total of 29,920 strikes between August 2014 and end of July 2018. During this period, based on information available, CJTF-OIR assesses at least 1061 civilians have been unintentionally killed by Coalition strikes since the start of Operation Inherent Resolve.

In the month of July, CJTF-OIR carried over 232* open reports from previous months and received two new reports. The assessment of 18 civilian casualty reports has been completed. Three reports were determined to be credible, resulting in two unintentional civilian deaths, while 15 were assessed to be non-credible. A total of 216 reports are still open.

Credible Reports-- In each of three incidents, the investigation assessed that although all feasible precautions were taken and the decision to strike complied with the law of armed conflict, unintended civilian casualties regrettably occurred.

1. July 4, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report. During a strike on Daesh fighting positions and Daesh VBIED facility, one civilian was unintentionally killed.

2. February 9, 2018, near al-Bahrah village, Syria, via self-report. During a strike on Daesh-held building, one civilian was unintentionally killed as a motorcycle entered the impact area moments before the strike.

3. June 13, 2018, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via self-report. During a strike on Daesh supply route, one civilian was unintentionally injured.

Non Credible Reports--After a thorough review of the facts and circumstances of each civilian casualty report, CJTF-OIR assessed the following 15 reports as non-credible. At this time there is insufficient information to assess that, more likely than not, a Coalition strike resulted in civilian casualties.

1. January 7, 2017, near west Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.

2. January 8, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.

3. March 8, 2017, near Albu Rashed, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.

4. May 28, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.

5. June 5, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via media report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.

6. June 19, 2017, near Shifa neighborhood, Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.

7. July 1, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.

8. July 2, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.

9. July 3, 2017, near Kasrat Srour, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.

10. July 18, 2017, near Subaikhan, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.

11. July 18, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.

12. September 8, 2017, near al-Nahdah, Syria, via media report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.

13. December 22, 2017, near Hajin, Syria, via social media report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.

14. December 30, 2017, near al-Bahrah, Syria, via social media report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.

15. February 7, 2018, near al-Sabah Farm, Dier Ez Zor, Syria, via self-report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.

Open Reports-- 216 reports of civilian casualties are still being assessed:

1. Nov. 7, 2014, near Al-Tanak Oilfield, Syria via Syrian Human Rights Network report.

2. Dec. 28, 2014, near Jarabulus, Syria, via Airwars report.

3. Jan. 11, 2015, near Qayyarah, Iraq, via Airwars report.

4. Feb. 22, 2015, near Salima, Syria, via Airwars report.

5. May 8, 2015, near Tel al Majdal, al-Hassakah, Syria, via Airwars report.

6. June 7, 2015, near Dali Hasan, Syria, via Airwars report.

7. June 8, 2015, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

8. June 10, 2015, Arbeed, Syria, via Airwars report.

9. June 11, 2015, Muhasan, Syria, via Airwars report.

10. June 19, 2015, Khanaiz, Syria, via Airwars report.

11. Aug. 24, 2015, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

12. Oct. 30, 2015, near Qayyarah, Iraq, via media report.

13. Nov. 7, 2015, near Qayyarah, Iraq, via media report.

14. March 19, 2016, near Qayyarah, Iraq, via media report.

15. June 1, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

16. June 2, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

17. Aug. 13, 2016, near Qayyarah, Iraq, via media report.

18. Sept. 22, 2016 near Qayyarah, Iraq via media report.

19. Oct. 13, 2016 near Qayyarah, Iraq via media report.

20. Oct. 24, 2016 near Tubzawa village, Mosul, Iraq via Airwars report.

21. Nov. 1, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

22. Nov. 19, 2016, near Tal Al Samen, Syria, via Airwars report.

23. Nov. 24, 2016, near Al Jarnia (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

24. Dec. 6, 2016, near Al Abbara village (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

25. Jan. 5, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

26. Jan. 6, 2017, near Sowaydiya Kabira, Syria, via Airwars report.

27. Jan. 7, 2017, near Kasrat Sheikh Al Juma’a (Raqqah), Syria, via self-report.

28. Jan. 8, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

29. Jan. 12, 2017, near Beza’a, Syria, via Airwars report.

30. Jan. 13, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

31. Jan. 14, 2017, near Al Mayadin, Syria, via Airwars report.

32. Jan. 25, 2017, near Sahil Al Khashab (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

33. Jan. 27, 2017, near west Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

34. Jan. 29, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

35. Feb. 10, 2017, near Hatra, Iraq, via Airwars report.

36. Feb. 12, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

37. Feb. 14, 2017, near Qasr Al Matahin, Iraq, via Airwars report.

38. Feb. 23, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

39. Feb. 24, 2017, near Mazir, Kirkuk, Iraq, via Airwars report.

40. Feb. 25, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

41. March 8, 2017, near Al Karamah, Syria via Airwars report.

42. March 11, 2017, near Al Karamah, Syria, via Airwars report.

43. March 13, 2017, near Al Mosul Al Jadida, Iraq, via Airwars report.

44. March 14, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

45. March 14, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

46. March 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

47. March 16, 2017, near the Euphrates Dam, Syria, via Airwars report.

48. March 16, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

49. March 16, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

50. March 17, 2017, near Al Safsaf, Syria, via Airwars report.

51. March 18, 2017, near Shabhar (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

52. March 20, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

53. March 21, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

54. March 21, 2017, near Al Jadida, Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

55. March 22, 2017, near Ratlah, Syria, via Airwars report.

56. March 22, 2017, near Al Thani, Syria, via Airwars report.

57. March 22, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq via Airwars report.

58. March 22, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

59. March 22, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

60. March 25, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

61. March 25, 2017, near Shoa’ib al Zaker, Syria, via Airwars report.

62. March 25, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

63. March 25, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

64. March 25, 2017, near Al Mayadin, Syria, via Airwars report.

65. March 26, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

66. March 26, 2017, near Al-Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

67. March 27, 2017, near Al-Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

68. March 27, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

69. March 27, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

70. March 28, 2017, near Mudar, Syria, via Airwars report.

71. March 28, 2017, near Khatouniya, Syria, via Airwars report.

72. March 29, 2017, near Shoa’ib al Zaker, Syria, via Airwars report.

73. March 29, 2017, near Al Safsaf, Syria, via Airwars report.

74. March 30, 2017, near Al Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report.

75. March 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

76. March 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

77. March 30, 2017, near Al Safsaf, Syria, via Airwars report.

78. March 30, 2017, near Al Huzaymah (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

79. April 5, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

80. April 10, 2017, near Sekak (Mosul), Iraq, via Airwars report.

81. April 11, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

82. April 16, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

83. April 16, 2017, near Kabish, Syria, via Airwars report.

84. April 19, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

85. April 26, 2017, near Debsi Afnan, Syria, via Airwars report.

86. April 26, 2017, near al-Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

87. April 28, 2017, near al-Tabaqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

88. May 4, 2017, near Meshrfa, Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

89. May 6, 2017, near Mayadin, Syria, via Airwars report.

90. May 8, 2017, near Wadah, Syria via Airwars report.

91. May 8, 2017, near Kdeiran, Syria via Airwars report.

92. May 9, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via Airwars report.

93. May 10, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

94. May 11, 2017, near Hamra Balassem, Syria, via Airwars report.

95. May 12, 2017, near Quraiyah, Syria, via Airwars report.

96. May 13, 2017, near Between two Bridges, Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

97. May 16, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

98. May 18, 2017, near Hunaida, Syria, via Airwars report.

99. May 21, 2017, near Kdeiran, Syria, via Airwars report.

100. May 21, 2017, near al Salhabiya, Syria, via Airwars report.

101. May 23, 2017, near Kdeiran, Syria, via Airwars report.

102. May 23, 2017, near Al Duweir, Syria, via Airwars report.

103. May 26, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

104. May 27, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via media report.

105. May 28, 2017, near Al Hamam, Syria, via Airwars report.

106. May 28, 2017, near Al Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report.

107. May 28, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

108. May 29, 2017, near Quraiyah, Syria, via Airwars report.

109. June 2, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

110. June 3, 2017 near Hawi al Hawa, Syria, via Airwars report.

111. June 3, 2017, near al Jisr al Qadim, Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

112. June 4, 2017, near Abu al Naital, Syria, via Airwars report.

113. June 7, 2017, near Mahkan, Syria, via Airwars report.

114. June 8, 2017, near Zanjili, Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

115. June 8, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

116. June 9, 2017 near Dariyah, Raqqah, Syria via Amnesty International report.

117. June 10, 2017 near Euphrates River, Syria via Amnesty International report.

118. June 12, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

119. June 12, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

120. June 13, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq via Airwars report.

121. June 15, 2017 near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

122. June 15, 2017, near Between two bridges, Syria, via Airwars report.

123. June 15, 2017, near Sharia Jama al Qademeh (Raqqah), Syria via Amnesty International report.

124. June 16, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

125. June 16, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

126. June 17, 2017, near al-Mansour neighborhood, Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

127. June 17, 2017, near Hawijah al-Swafi, Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

128. June 18, 2017, near Between Two Bridges area, Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

129. June 18, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

130. June 20, 2017, near Kasrat Faraj, Syria via Airwars report.

131. June 21, 2017 near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

132. June 22, 2017 near Al Saaha, Mosul, Iraq via Airwars report.

133. June 23, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq via Airwars report.

134. June 23, 2017, near Euphrates River, Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

135. June 24, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

136. June 24, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report

137. June 24, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

138. June 24, 2017 near Old Bridge, Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

139. June 25, 2017, near Ratlah, Syria via Airwars report.

140. June 26, 2017, near Al Mayadin, Syria via Airwars report.

141. June 27, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq via Airwars report.

142. June 29, 2017, near Bab Lakash, Mosul, Iraq via Airwars report.

143. June 30, 2017, near Al Dashaisha, Syria via Airwars report.

144. July 1, 2017 near al-Mashlab neighborhood, Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

145. July 1, 2017 near Hossain, Dier Ez Zor, Syria via Airwars report.

146. July 2, 2017 near Al Soor, Syria via Airwars report.

147. July 2, 2017 near Mosul, Iraq via Airwars report.

148. July 3, 2017 near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

149. July 4, 2017 near Ratlah, Syria via Airwars report.

150. July 5, 2017 near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

151. July 6, 2017 near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

152. July 7, 2017 near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

153. July 8, 2017 near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

154. July 13, 2017, near Hisham Bin Abd al-Malik neighborhood, Raqqah, Syria via social media report.

155. July 13, 2017 near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

156. July 14, 2017 near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

157. July 15, 2017 near al Badou, Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

158. July 16, 2017 near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

159. July 17, 2017 near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

160. July 17, 2017 near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

161. July 22, 2017 near Bajari, Syria via Airwars report.

162. July 23, 2017 near Nazlet Shahata, Syria via Airwars report.

163. July 25, 2017 near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

164. July 28, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

165. Aug. 1, 2017, near Qadiya (Duhok), Iraq, via self-report.

166. Aug. 2, 2017 near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

167. Aug. 4, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

168. Aug. 5, 2017 near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

169. Aug. 6, 2017, near Al Shaddadi, Syria, via self-report.

170. Aug. 6, 2017 near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

171. Aug. 6, 2017 near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

172. Aug. 11, 2017 near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

173. Aug. 12, 2017, near Al Mazara’ (Tal Afar), Iraq, via social media report.

174. Aug. 12, 2017 near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

175. Aug. 13, 2017 near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

176. Aug. 20, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via media report.

177. Aug. 20, 2017 near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

178. Aug. 20, 2017 near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

179. Aug. 21, 2017 near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

180. Aug. 23, 2017 near Al Mayadin, Syria via Airwars report.

181. Aug. 23, 2017 near Karabla, al Qaiem, Iraq via Airwars report.

182. Aug. 23, 2017 near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

183. Sep. 4, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

184. Sep. 4, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

185. Sep. 5, 2017 near Al Naim (Dawar al Naim), Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

186. Sep. 9, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria via Airwars report.

187. Sep. 10, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

188. Sep. 13, 2017, near Anah and Rawah, Iraq via Airwars report.

189. Sep. 16, 2017, near Mayadin, Syria, via Airwars report.

190. Sep. 17, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via Airwars report.

191. Sep. 17, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

192. Sep. 18, 2017, near al Mrashdah village, Abu Kamal, Syria, via Airwars report.

193. Sep. 18, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

194. Sep. 19, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

195. Sep. 23, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

196. Sep. 27, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

197. Oct. 10, 2017, near Deir Ez Zor, Syria via self-report.

198. Oct. 13, 2017, near Husaybah, al Qaiem, Iraq via Airwars report.

199. Oct. 17, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria via self-report.

200. Oct. 19, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria via self-report.

201. Nov. 28, 2017 near El Qata, Syria via self-report.

202. Nov. 30, 2017 near Darnaj, Syria via self-report.

203. Dec. 25, 2017 near Kharayij, Syria via self-report.

204. Jan. 14, 2018 near Hajin, Syria via social media report.

205. Jan. 20, 2018 near Al Bahrah, Syria via self-report.

206. Jan. 20, 2018 near Al Kashmah, Syria via self-report.

207. Jan. 27, 2018 near Al-Baghdadi, Iraq via social media report.

208. Feb. 2, 2018 near Al Bahra, Syria via social media report.

209. Feb. 6, 2018 near Al Shafaa, Syria via self-report.

210. Feb. 9, 2018 near Al Shafaa, Syria via self-report.

211. March 26, 2018, near al Kashman, Syria via self-report.

212. May 10, 2018, near al Baghouz, Syria, via social media report.

213. May 10, 2018, near al Khatuniyah, Syria, via self-report.

214. May 31, 2018, near al Baghouz, Syria, via social media report.

215. July 16, 2018, near Deir ez Zor, Syria, via self-report.

216. July 21, 2018, near al-Susah, Syria, via social media report.


* The July report mistakenly stated 234 cases remained open. The number of cases carried forward to this month is actually 232.