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

Release No: 19-018 March 29, 2019 PRINT | E-MAIL

March 28, 2019
Release # 20190328--01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA -- 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.

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 34,038 strikes between August 2014 and end of February 2019. During this period, based on information available, CJTF-OIR assesses at least 1257 civilians have been unintentionally killed by Coalition strikes since the beginning of Operation Inherent Resolve.

In the month of February, CJTF-OIR carried over 141 open reports from previous months and received six new reports. CJTF-OIR completed one civilian-casualty allegation assessment report. CJTF-OIR determined the report to be credible.  One hundred and forty six reports are still open including five, which were previously closed, but the CIVCAS cell reopened them due to new information.

Credible Reports--In this one incident, the investigation assesses that the Coalition 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 airstrikes to reduce the risk of harm to civilians.

1. September 13, 2017, near Rawa, Iraq, via Airwars report. Coalition Forces struck a Daesh improved explosive device factory, using proportionate munitions, and taking other precautions to avoid or minimize civilian casualties. Regrettably, two civilians were injured due to proximity to the strike and to the ensuing secondary explosions.  

Open Reports-- CJTF-OIR is still assessing 146 reports of civilian casualties:

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

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

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

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

7. Dec. 24, 2015, near Manbij, Syria, via self-report.

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

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

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

11. Nov. 10, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report.

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

13. Jan. 3, 2017, near Sarmada, Syria, via social media report.

14. Jan. 6, 2017, near Taftanaz, Idlib, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

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

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

18. Jan. 17, 2017, near Baysan neighborhood, Mosul, Iraq, via social media report (previously closed, but the CIVCAS cell reopened it due to new information).

19. Jan. 25, 2017, near Sahl al-Khashab, Syria, via social media report (previously closed, but the CIVCAS cell reopened it due to new information).

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. 22, 2017, near al-Yarmouk neighborhood, Mosul, Iraq, via self-report.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

54. June 23, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria via Airwars report.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

64. July 3, 2017 near Dakat Barka, Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report (previously closed, but the CIVCAS cell reopened it due to new information).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

85. Sept. 17, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

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

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

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

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

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

92. Nov. 8, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

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

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

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

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

98. Dec. 10, 2017, near Abu Hamam, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

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

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

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

103. Jan. 20, 2018 near al-Khashmah, Syria via self-report.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

121. Nov. 12, 2018, near Hajin, via social media report 122. Nov. 14, 2018, near Abu Kamal and Al Baghouz, via social media report.

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

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

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

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

127. Dec. 10, 2018, near al-Kashmah, Syria, via social media report.

128. Dec. 12, 2018, near Hajin, Syria, via self-report.

129. Dec. 12, 2018, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via self-report.

130. Dec. 20, 2018, near al-Shafaa, Syria, via social media report.

131. Jan. 04, 2019, near al-Shafaa, Syria, via self-report.

132. Jan. 05, 2019, near al-Mrashdah, Syria, via self-report.

133. Jan. 10, 2019, near al-Shajlah, Syria, via self-report.

134. Jan. 10, 2019, near al-Susah, Syria, via self-report.

135. Jan. 18, 2019, near al-Baghouz, Abu Kamal, Syria, via social media report.

136. Jan. 20, 2019, near al-Shajlah, Syria, via self-report.

137. Jan. 22, 2019, near al-Shajlah, Syria, via social media report.

138. Jan. 23, 2019, near al-Baghouz, Syria, via social media report.

139. Jan. 25, 2019, near al-Baghouz Fawqani, Syria, via self-report.

140. Jan. 25, 2019, near al-Mrashdah, Syria, via self-report.

141. Feb. 5, 2019, near al-Baghouz, Syria, via self-report.

142. Feb. 6, 2019, near al-Busayrah, Syria, via self-report.

143. Feb. 10, 2019, near Omer Oil fields, Syria, via media report and Airwars report.

144. Feb. 11, 2019, near al-Baghouz, Syria, via social media report.

145. Feb. 11, 2019, near al-Baghouz, Syria, via social media report.

146. Feb. 12, 2019, near al-Baghouz, Syria, via social media report.

 

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