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

By CJTF-OIR PAO

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The Coalition has worked by, with and through partners since 2014 to defeat ISIS in designated parts of Iraq and Syria, liberating nearly 8 million Iraqis and Syrians from ISIS’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 31,406 strikes between August 2014 and end of November 2018. During this period, based on information available, CJTF-OIR assesses at least 1139 civilians have been unintentionally killed by Coalition strikes since the start of Operation Inherent Resolve.

 

In the month of November, CJTF-OIR carried over 194 open reports from previous months and received 15 new reports. The assessment of 25 civilian casualty allegation reports has been completed. Out of the 25 completed casualty allegation reports, three reports were determined to be credible and resulted in 15 unintentional civilian deaths.  Two of the reports were determined to be duplicate reports that had previously reported and the remaining 20 reports were assessed to be non-credible. A total of 184 reports are still open.

 

 

Credible Reports—In each of the three incidents, the investigation assesses that all feasible precautions were taken and the decision to strike complied with the law of armed conflict. Coalition forces work diligently to be precise in our airstrikes during the planning and execution of airstrikes to reduce the risk of harm to civilians.

 

1. On Mar. 30, 2017, near al-Zinjili neighborhood, Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. The Coalition aircraft engaged an ISIS Command and Control facility and a Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) facility. These facilities were engaged with precision munitions. The Command and Control facility was destroyed with no civilian casualties. The VBIED facility was destroyed; however, the bomb making material within the facility caused a large secondary explosion. Regrettably, during the explosion 12 civilians were unintentionally killed.  

 

2. On Apr. 10, 2017, near Sekak (Mosul), Iraq, via Airwars report.  The Coalition aircraft engaged two buildings used as ISIS fighting positions. The buildings and ISIS fighters were destroyed. Regrettably, three civilians were unintentionally killed during the explosion.

 

3. On May 12, 2017, near Quriyah, Syria, via Airwars report.  The Coalition aircraft engaged what was positively identified as an ISIS vehicle containing two known ISIS combatants. While the ISIS combatants were killed in the attack, a civilian in the vicinity was unintentionally injured in the explosion.

 

 

Duplicate Reports— two report were assessed to be duplicate of another report that have been or are currently being assessed this month.

 

1. Mar. 27, 2017, near Al-Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report. It is a duplicate of non-credible report in the September 2018 civilian casualty report.  

 

2. June 23, 2017, near Euphrates River, Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.  It is a duplicate of an open allegation awaiting assessment.  

 

 

Non Credible Reports--After a thorough review of the facts and circumstances of each civilian casualty report, CJTF-OIR assessed the following 20 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. June 8, 2015, 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. 

 

2. June 2, 2016, 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. Jan. 6, 2017, near Sowaydiya Kabira, 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. Feb. 24, 2017, near Mazir, Kirkuk, 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.

 

5. Mar. 17, 2017, near Al Safsaf, 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.

 

6. Mar. 18, 2017, near Shabhar (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.

 

7. Mar. 30, 2017, near Al Mansoura, 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. May 10, 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. May 21, 2017, near al Salhabiya, 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. June 22, 2017 near Al Saa’a 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. 

 

11. Aug. 4, 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. Aug. 12, 2017, near Al Mazara’ (Tal Afar), Iraq, 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.

 

13. Aug. 20, 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.

 

14. Nov. 8, 2017, near Harizah village, 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.

 

15. Dec. 9, 2017, near Suwaidin Jazeera, 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. 

 

16. Jan. 14, 2018 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.

 

17. Feb. 9, 2018, near al-Shafaa, 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.

 

18. Mar. 6, 2018, near Hajin, 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.

 

19. Apr. 13, 2018, near Damascus, 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.

 

20.  May 10, 2018, near al Baghouz, 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.

 

 

Open Reports-- 184 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. Feb. 22, 2015, near Salima, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. Dec. 24, 2015, Manbij, Syria, via self-report.

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

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

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

15. Jan. 1, 2017, near Sarmada, Syria, via Airwars report.  

16. Jan. 6, 2017, Taftanaz, Idlib, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

18. Jan. 11, 2017, near Saraqib, Idlib, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

20. Jan. 26, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

21. Feb. 3, 2017, near Sarmin, Idlib, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

23. Mar. 8, 2017, near Al Karamah, Syria via Airwars report.

24. Mar. 11, 2017, near Al Karamah, Syria, via Airwars report.

25. Mar. 21, 2017, near Al Jadida, Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

26. Mar. 22, 2017, near al-Yarmouk neighborhood, Mosul, Iraq via Airwars report.

27. Mar. 25, 2017, near Al Mayadin, Syria, via Airwars report.

28. Mar. 27, 2017, near Sarmada, Idlib, via Airwars report.

29. Apr. 5, 2017, near al-Shafa neighborhood, Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

30. Apr. 7, 2017, near Hamra Ghanim, Syria, via Airwars report.

31. Apr. 11, 2017, near al-Yarmouk neighborhood, Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

32. Apr. 11, 2017, near al-Sahab neighborhood, Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

33. Apr. 16, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

34. Apr. 16, 2017, near Kabish, Syria, via Airwars report.

35. Apr. 19, 2017, near al-Thawra neighborhood, Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

36. Apr. 26, 2017, near Debsi Afnan, Syria, via Airwars report.

37. Apr. 26, 2017, near al-Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

38. Apr. 28, 2017, near al-Tabaqah, Syria, via Airwars report.  

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

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

41. May 9, 2017, near Albu Kamal, Syria, via Airwars report.

42. May 11, 2017, near Hamra Balasem, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

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

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

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

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

48. May 26, 2017, near road between Raqqah and al-Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

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

51. May 29, 2017, near Quriyah, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

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

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

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

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

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

58. June 9, 2017 near Dari’ya, Raqqah, Syria via Amnesty International report.

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

60. June 12, 2017, near saif al-Dawla neighborhood, Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

61. June 12, 2017, near al-Tib al-Hadeeth area, Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

62. June 13, 2017, near al-Shifa neighborhood, Mosul, Iraq via Airwars report.

63. June 13, 2017 near Kasrat Sheikh Jum’ah Syria, via Airwars report.

64. June 15, 2017 near al-Dar’iya, Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

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

66. June 16, 2017, near al-Mukhalafat area, Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

67. June 16, 2017, near al-Mansouri Mosque, Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

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

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

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

71. June 18, 2017, near al-Firdous neighborhood, Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

72. June 18, 2017, near al-Meshahda neighborhood, Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

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

74. June 21, 2017 near Idikhar Residence, Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

75. June 21, 2017, near Amn al-Dawlah neighborhood, Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

76. June 23, 2017, near al-Saa’a neighborhood, Mosul, Iraq via Airwars report.

77. June 24, 2017, near al-Dari’ya, Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

78. June 24, 2017, near al-Hadika al-Bayda, Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report

79. June 24, 2017, near Adnan al-Maliki school, Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

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

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

82. June 26, 2017, near Euphrates River, Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

83. June 27, 2017, near Euphrates River, Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

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

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

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

88. July 3, 2017 near al-Bado neighborhood, Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

96. July 14, 2017 near al-Tawas’iyah neighborhood, Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

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

98. July 17, 2017 near Hisham Bin Abd al-Malik neighborhood, Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

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

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

101. July 28, 2017, near al-Thakana neighborhood, Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

112. August 23, 2017 near Al Mayadin, Syria via Airwars report.

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

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

115. Sept. 4, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

116. Sept. 4, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

117. Sept. 4, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report

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

119. Sept. 5, 2017 near Raqqah, Syria, via media report

120. Sept. 10, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

121. Sept.r 13, 2017, near Anah and Rawah, Iraq via Airwars report.

122. Sept. 16, 2017, near Mayadin, Syria, via Airwars report.

123. Sept. 17, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

124. Sept. 18, 2017, near al Mrashdah village, Albu Kamal, Syria, via Airwars report.

125. Sept. 18, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

126. Sept. 19, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

127. Sept. 23, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

128. Sept.27, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

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

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

131. Oct. 17, 2017, near Albu Kamal, Syria via self-report.

132. Oct. 19, 2017, near Albu Kamal, Syria via self-report.

133. Nov. 8, 2017, near Albu Kamal, Syria, via Airwars report.

134. Nov. 14, 2017, near al-Hawaij village, Syria, via Airwars report.

135. Nov. 26, 2017, near Daranj, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

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

138. Dec. 1, 2017, near Granij, Syria, via Airwars report.

139. Dec. 5, 2017, near al-Jarthi, Syria, via Airwars report.

140. Dec. 10, 2017, near Abu hamam, Syria, via Airwars report.

141. Dec. 13, 2017, near Hajin, Syria, via Airwars report.

142. Dec. 22, 2017, near Hajin, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

144. Dec. 29, 2017, near al-Bahra, Syria, via Airwars report.

145. Jan. 20, 2018 near al-Bahrah, Syria via self-report.

146. Jan. 20, 2018 near al-Kashmah, Syria via self-report.

147. Jan. 30, 2018, near al-Bahra, Syria, via Airwars report.

148. Feb. 2, 2018, near al-Bahra, Syria via social media report.

149. Feb. 2, 2018, near al-Bahra, Syria via Airwars report.

150. Feb. 6, 2018, near al-Shafaa, Syria via self-report.

151. Feb. 28, 2018, near al-Sha’fah village, Syria, via Airwars report.

152. Mar. 2, 2018, near al-Bajari, Syria, via Airwars report.

153. Mar. 6, 2018, near al-Sha’afah, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

155. May 27, 2018, near al-Soussa, Syria, via Airwars report.

156. May 28, 2018, near al-Bagouz, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

158. May 31, 2018, near al-Soussa, Syria, via Airwars report.

159. June 12, 2018, near Hassoun al-Basha village, Syria, via Airwars report.

160. June 13, 2018, near al-Sousa, Syria, via Airwars report.

161. June 21, 2018, near al-Sha’fah, Syria, via Airwars report.

162. July 16, 2018, near Deir Ezzor, Syria, via self-report.

163. July 22, 2018, near al-Sousa, Syria, via social media report.

164. Aug. 1, 2018, near Ash Shajlah, Syria, via self-report.

165. Aug. 23, 2018, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via self-report.

166. Sept. 30, 2018, near al-Sousa, Syria, via self-report.

167. Oct. 12, 2018, near Hajin, Syria, via social media report.

168. Oct. 18, 2018, near al-Sousa, Syria, via social media report.

169. Oct. 20, 2018, near al-Sousa, Syria, via social media report.

170. Oct. 24, 2018, near the al-Zuwiyah mosque, Hajin, Syria, via social media report.

171. Oct. 28, 2018, near Hajin and al-Sha’fa, Syria, via social media report.

172. Oct. 31, 2018, near Hajin, Syria, via self-report.

173. Nov. 3, 2018, near Hajin and Al-Kashma, Syria, via social media report.

174. Nov. 9, 2018, near Hajin, Syria, via social media report.

175. Nov. 11, 2018, near Al-Kishma Sha’fa, Syria, via social media report.

176. Nov. 12, 2018, near Hajin, via social media report.

177. Nov. 14, 2018, near Hajin, Al Sha’fa, Syria, via social media report.

178. Nov. 14, 2018 near Hajin, near Abu Kamal and Al Baghouz, via social media report.

179. Nov. 17, 2018, near Al-Baq’an, Syria, via social media report.

180. Nov. 17, 2018, near Abu al-Hasan, Syria, via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

181. Nov. 25, 2018, near Al- Sha’fa, Syria, via social media report.

182. Nov. 25, 2018, near Hajin, Syria, via social media report.

183. Nov.29, 2018, near Al-Sha’fa, Syria, via social media report.

184. Nov. 29, 2018, near Al-Kashma, Syria, via social media report.