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

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Since the beginning of operations in 2014, the Coalition and partner forces have liberated nearly 110,000 square kilometers (42,471 square miles) from Daesh, eliminating their self-proclaimed territorial caliphate and freeing 7.7 million people from Daesh oppression. The Coalition will continue to work with partner forces to deny Daesh any physical space and influence in the region as well as deny Daesh the resources they need to resurge.


The Coalition conducted 34,791 strikes between August 2014 and the end of February 2020. During this period, based on information available, CJTF-OIR assesses at least 1,377 civilians have been unintentionally killed by Coalition actions since the beginning of Operation Inherent Resolve.


We follow a rigid targeting process for all of our strikes to ensure strict adherence to the Law of Armed Conflict while attempting to avoid collateral damage. Every accidental loss of life is tragic, and it will remain our goal to take all feasible precautions to avoid putting civilians in danger in our pursuit of a ruthless enemy.


In the month of February, CJTF-OIR carried over 98 open reports from previous months and received 40 new reports. CJTF-OIR completed 38 civilian-casualty allegation assessment reports. Out of the 38 completed casualty allegation reports, one report was determined to be credible and resulted in seven unintentional civilian deaths. CJTF-OIR assessed the remaining 37 reports as non-credible. One Hundred reports are still open, including four that CJTF-OIR had previously closed but reopened due to the availability of new information.


The results of each investigation of an allegation will fall into one of two categories, either "credible" or "non-credible." An assessment of "credible" means that our team investigated the allegation and determined that, based on available evidence, more likely than not, the death was the result of Coalition action. A "non-credible" evaluation means that the information we have to assess the allegation, using our available resources, cannot determine, to the standard of "more likely than not", that the death was the result of Coalition action. There could be a number of reasons for this, to include no corroborating strikes at that time or that location, there was insufficient evidence to support the allegation, or there is simply insufficient or overly vague data in the allegation itself.

 

It is important to note that while the Coalition has a substantial quantity of data at its disposal to investigate every claim, we welcome any information from any source that will enable us to determine the truth. Furthermore, we routinely reopen closed investigations based on new information that might help us attain more accurate results.


Credible Reports: In the one incident assessed as credible in February, the investigations assessed that the CJTF-OIR took all feasible precautions, and the decision to strike complied with the law of armed conflict. Coalition forces work diligently to be precise during the planning and execution of strikes to reduce the risk of harm to civilians. Numeric Key: [CJTF-OIR Allegation Number] / [Non-Governmental Organization Allegation Number] [Grid Coordinate]. The Military Grid Reference System coordinates specified in these reports are derived from the general location of the strike area.


1. Sept. 27, 2015 near Duquq, Iraq, via Airwars report. Coalition aircraft conducted an airstrike against Daesh fighters. Regrettably, seven civilians were unintentionally killed as a result of the strike. 2835/CI114 38SMD318883


Non-Credible Reports: After a thorough review of the facts and circumstances of each civilian casualty report, CJTF-OIR assessed the following 37 reports as non-credible. At this time there is insufficient information to assess that, more likely than not, a Coalition action resulted in civilian casualties. Numeric Key: [CJTF-OIR Allegation Number] / [Non-Governmental Organization Allegation Number] [Grid Coordinate]. The Military Grid Reference System coordinates specified in these reports are derived from the original allegation source.

 

1. May 24, 2016, in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 2956/CI241 38SLF292305
2. June 1, 2016, in Sakkawya, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 2967/CS222 37SDA243329
3. June 5, 2016, in Shai’eeb al Zakar, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 2969/CS224a 37SDV366623
4. June 8, 2016, in Shabali, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the
geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 2971/CS225 37SCA986309
5. June 16, 2016, in Al Nawaja, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 2974/CS231 37SDA107416
6. June 17, 2016, in Al Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 2975/CS232 37SDV770660
7. June 19, 2016, in Tabaqah, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 2977/CS234 37SDV580651
8. June 20, 2016, in Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 2978/CS235 37SDA065429
9. June 21, 2016, in Al Jaabat, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 2979/CS236 37SDV340857
10.June 22, 2016, in Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report. The allegation provided insufficient detail to identify a specific date, time, or location to search for corroborating Coalition action. 2981/CS239 37SDA065429
11.June 25, 2016, in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. The allegation provided insufficient detail to identify a specific date, time, or location to search for corroborating Coalition action. 2976/CI256 38SLF310229
12.June 27, 2016, in Al Khafsa, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 2995/CS243 37SDA121099
13.June 27, 2016, in Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 2983/CS242 37SDA065429
14.June 30, 2016, in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 2985/CI260 38SLF371263
15.July 6, 2016, in Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report. The allegation provided insufficient detail to identify a specific date, time, or location to search for corroborating Coalition action. 2993/CS248 37SDA065429
16.July 7, 2016 in Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 2997/CS249 37SDA070433
17.July 8, 2016, in Tal al Samin, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 2999/CS252 37SDA975091
18.July 9, 2016, in Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 3007/CS255 37SDA064423
19.July 9, 2016, in Al Khafsa, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 3004/CS255 37SDA121099
20.July 11, 2016, in Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report. The allegation provided insufficient detail to identify a specific date, time, or location to search for corroborating Coalition action. 3005/CS257 37SDA065429
21.July 12, 2016, in Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 3008/CS260 37SEV008784
22.July 12, 2016, in Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 3006/CS259 37SDA057427
23.July 14, 2016, in Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report. The allegation provided insufficient detail to identify a specific date, time, or location to search for corroborating Coalition action. 3010/CS263 37SDA065429
24.July 15, 2016, in Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report. The allegation provided insufficient detail to identify a specific date, time, or location to search for corroborating Coalition action. 3012/CS265 37SDA065429
25.July 18, 2016, in Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report. The allegation provided insufficient detail to identify a specific date, time, or location to search for corroborating Coalition action. 3016/CS271 37SDA065429
26.July 19, 2016, in Idlib, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 3017/CS273a 37SBV865788
27.July 20, 2016, in Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 3018/CS275 37SDA046425
28.July 23, 2016, in Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report. The allegation provided insufficient detail to identify a specific date, time, or location to search for corroborating Coalition action. 3019/CS279 37SDA065429
29.July 26, 2016, in Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 3020/CS283 37SDA058418
30.July 26, 2016, in Al Jaql, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 3022/CS284 37SCA894410
31.July 27, 2016, in Hit, Iraq, via Airwars report. The allegation provided insufficient detail to identify a specific date, time, or location to search for corroborating Coalition action. 2986/CI269 38SKC992253
32.July 31, 2016, in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 2987/CI270 38SLF323281
33.Aug. 3, 2016, in Hawijah, Iraq via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 2988/CI273 38SLE885096
34.Aug. 15, 2016, in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. The allegation provided insufficient detail to identify a specific date, time, or location to search for corroborating Coalition action. 2990/CI276 38SLF293239
35.Aug. 15, 2016, in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 2991/CI277 38SLF333271
36.Aug. 21, 2016, in Ar Rutbah, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 2992/CI279 37SFS200561
37.Aug. 22, 2016, in Qayyarah, Iraq, via Airwars report. The allegation provided insufficient detail to identify a specific date, time, or location to search for corroborating Coalition action. 2994/CI280 38SLE457628


Open Reports: CJTF-OIR is still assessing 100 reports of civilian casualties.


1. Jan. 11, 2015, near Deir Ez Zor, Syria, via Airwars report.
2. June 18, 2015, near Khanez Village, Syria, via Airwars report.
3. Aug. 24, 2015, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
4. Aug. 29, 2015, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
5. Sep. 1, 2015, near Makhul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
6. Sep. 5, 2015, near Anah al Jadidah, Iraq, via Airwars report.
7. Sep. 9, 2015, near Al-Thawrah, Syria, via Airwars report.
8. Sep. 13, 2015, near Ma’adan, Syria, via Airwars report.
9. Sep. 20, 2015, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
10. Sep. 27, 2015, near Hit, Iraq, via Airwars report.
11. Sep. 27, 2015, near Jala’a, Syria, via Airwars report.
12. Oct. 22, 2015, near Baloum, Syria, via Airwars report.
13. Nov. 24, 2015, near Jarbua, Iraq, via Airwars report.
14. Dec. 30, 2015, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
15. Dec. 30, 2015, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
16. Jan. 1, 2016, near Thaiyala, Iraq, via Airwars report.
17. Feb. 27, 2016, near Ayn al Arus, Syria, via Airwars report.
18. March 9, 2016, near Asriya, Iraq, via Airwars report.
19. March 12, 2016, near Abu Qalqal, Syria, via Airwars report (previously closed, but reopened due to new information).
20. April 5, 2016, near Idlib, Syria, via Airwars report.
21. April 16, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
22. June 1, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
23. June 8, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
24. June 15, 2016, near Hasi, Iraq, via Airwars report.
25. June 22, 2016, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
26. June 25, 2016, near Shayoukhat, Syria, via Airwars report.
27. June 29, 2016, near Fallujah, Iraq, via Airwars report.
28. June 30, 2016, near Fallujah, Iraq, via Airwars report.
29. June 30, 2016, near Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report.
30. July 7, 2016, near Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report.
31. July 9, 2016, near Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report.
32. July 9, 2016, near Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report.
33. July 9, 2016, near Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report.
34. July 9, 2016, near Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report.
35. July 13, 2016, near Manbij, Syria, via Ariwars report.
36. July 15, 2016, near Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report.
37. July 16, 2016, near Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report.
38. July 16, 2016, near Tokhar Kabir, Syria, via Airwars report.
39. July 18, 2016, near Haymar Labda, Syria, via Airwars report.
40. July 24, 2016, near Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report.
41. July 28, 2016, Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report.
42. Jan. 6, 2017, near Al-Ziraei, Iraq, via media report (previously closed, but reopened due to new information).
43. Jan. 11, 2017, near Saraqib, Idlib, Syria, via Airwars report.
44. March 27, 2017, near Sarmada, Idlib, via Airwars report.
45. April 28, 2017, near al-Tabaqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
46. June 6, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.
47. June 9, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.
48. June 9, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.
49. June 9, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.
50. June 13, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.
51. June 17, 2017, near Hawijah al-Swafi, Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.
52. June 21, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.
53. July 2, 2017, near Al Soor, Syria via Airwars report.
54. July 4, 2017, near Tal al-Jayer, Syria, via Human Rights Watch.
55. July 7, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.
56. July 13, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
57. July 18, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
58. July 23, 2017, near Nazlet Shahata, Syria via Airwars report.
59. Aug. 1, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.
60. Aug. 1, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.
61. Aug. 10, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.
62. Aug. 14, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.
63. Aug. 15, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.
64. Aug. 16, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.
65. Aug. 16, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.
66. Aug. 19, 2017, near Al-Helo, Syria, via Human Rights Watch.
67. Aug. 22, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
68. Sept. 5, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.
69. Sept. 10, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.
70. Sept. 23, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.
71. Sept. 25, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.
72. Sept. 27, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.
73. Oct. 3, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.
74. Oct. 3, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.
75. Oct. 8, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.
76. Oct. 10, 2017, near Deir Ez Zor, Syria via self-report.
77. Oct. 13, 2017, near Husaybah, al Qaiem, Iraq via Airwars report.
78. Nov. 26, 2017, near Daranj, Syria, via Airwars report.
79. Nov. 28, 2017, near El Qata, Syria, via self-report.
80. Dec. 5, 2017, near al-Jarthi, Syria, via Airwars report.
81. Dec. 22, 2017, near Hajin, Syria, via Airwars report.
82. Feb. 6, 2018, near al-Shafaa, Syria, via self-report.
83. May 27, 2018, near al-Soussa, Syria, via Airwars report.
84. June 4, 2018, near Al-Helo, Syria, via Human Rights Watch.
85. Nov. 17, 2018, near Abu al-Hasan, Syria, via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights report.
86. Nov. 25, 2018, near Al Kashmah, Syria, via Airwars report.
87. Dec. 10, 2018, near al-Kashmah, Syria, via social media report.
88. Jan. 3, 2019, near Al-Shafah, Syria, via social media report (previously closed, but reopened due to new information).
89. Jan. 10, 2019, near al-Shajlah, Syria, via self-report.
90. Jan. 22, 2019, near Al Baghouz, Syria, via Airwars report.
91. Jan. 25, 2019, near Al Baghouz, Syria, via Airwars report.
92. Feb. 7, 2019, near Al Shahil, Syria, via Airwars report.
93. Feb. 10, 2019, near Omer Oil Fields, Syria, via media report and Airwars report.
94. Feb. 11, 2019, near al-Baghouz, Syria, via social media report and Airwars report.
95. Feb. 12, 2019, near al-Baghouz, Syria, via social media report.
96. March 13, 2019, near al-Baghouz, Syria, via Airwars report.
97. March 18, 2019, near al-Baghouz Fawqani, Syria, via self-report.
98. Aug. 31, 2019, near Kafr Jasil, Syria, via Airwars report.
99. Sep. 3, 2019, near Al Ezba, Syria, via Airwars report (previously closed, but reopened due to new information).
100. Nov. 22, 2019, near Diban, Syria, via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights report.

To see in Arabic: CJTF-OIR PR 20200325-02 FEB2020 CIVCAS  Report -النسخة العرب


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