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

| March 25, 2020

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.


The Coalition conducted 34,773 strikes between August 2014 and the end of January 2020. During this period, based on information available, CJTF-OIR assesses at least 1,370 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 January, CJTF-OIR carried over 79 open reports from previous months, received 54 new reports, and reopened six previously closed reports to capture new information. CJTF-OIR completed 41 civilian-casualty allegation assessment reports. CJTF-OIR assessed the 41 reports as non-credible. Ninety-eight 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.


Non-Credible Reports: After a thorough review of the facts and circumstances of each civilian casualty report, CJTF-OIR assessed the following 41 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. July 1, 2015, 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. 2782/CI080 38SLF293249
2. July 15, 2015, in Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was determined that, more likely than not, civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition action. 2803/CS102 37SEV008784
3. July 18, 2015, 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. 2804/CS103 37SDV982782
4. Aug. 21, 2015, in Hamam al-Alil, 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. 2812/CI094 38SLF435034
5. Sept. 3, 2015, in Eastern Ramadi, Iraq, via Airwars report. The allegation provided insufficient detail to identify a specific date, time, or location to search for corroborating Coalition action. 2817/CI101 38SLC407010
6. Oct. 2, 2015, in Rubeidh Al-Asriya, 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. 2839/CI117 38SME052300
7. Dec. 3, 2015, in Humaidat, 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. 2781/CI037 38SLF187306
8. Dec. 30, 2015, in Hit, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was determined that, more likely than not, civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition action. 2875/CI171 38SKC966242
9. April 7, 2016, in Haj Ali, 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. 2937/CI221 38SLE475563
10.April 7, 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. 2936/CI220 38SLF311247
11.April 7, 2016, in Tall al-Jayer, 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. 2942/CS198 37SFV890897
12.April 7, 2016, in Jarablus, 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. 2943/CS199 37SDA117751
13.April 10, 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. 2944/CS201 37SEV008784
14.April 11, 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. 2938/CI224 38SLF357287
15.April 11, 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. 2939/CI224 38SLF374198
16.April 11, 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. 2940/CI224 38SLF310208
17.April 17, 2016, in Halabisa, 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. 2945/CI227 38SLB807885
18.April 19, 2016, in Al 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. 2950/CS203 37SDV580651
19.April 20, 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. 2946/CI230 38SLF293239
20.April 20, 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. 2947/CI231 38SLF339240
21.April 23, 2016, in Marqadah, 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. 2951/CS205 37SFV600594
22.May 5, 2016 in Tall Afar, 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. 2948/CI236 38SKF713286
23.May 11, 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. 2949/CI237 37SFS200561
24.May 19, 2016, in Fallujah, 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. 2953/CI238 38SLB871911
25.May 19, 2016, in Hamrat, 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. 2952/CS214 37SEV148746
26.May 23, 2016, in Al Mayadin, 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. 2965/CS216 37SFU317758
27.May 23, 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. 2954/CI240 38SLF371263
28.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. 2955/CI241 38SLF282263
29.June 1, 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. 2966/CS221 37SEV043777
30.June 3, 2016, in Sarwan, 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. 2968/CS224 37SCA416477.
31.June 5, 2016, in Abu Queba, 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. 2970/CS224b 37SDV879751
32.June 6, 2016, in Fallujah, 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. 2957/CI247 38SLB850920
33.June 7, 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. 2958/CI248 38SLF383185
34.June 7, 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. 2963/CI248 38SLF308312
35.June 7, 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. 2964/CI248 38SLF371275
36.June 14, 2016, in Al Ghouz, 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. 2972/CS229 37SCA470369
37.June 14, 2016, in Samouqa, 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. 2973/CS230 37SCA430334
38.June 16, 2016 in Aleiadiayah, Iraq, via Airwars report. The allegation provided insufficient detail to identify a specific date, time, or location to search for corroborating Coalition action. 2962/CI255 38SKF713286
39.June 16, 2016, in Fallujah, Iraq, via Airwars report. The allegation provided insufficient detail to identify a specific date, time, or location to search for corroborating Coalition action. 2961/CI254 38SLB871911
40.Nov. 25, 2018, in Abu Al Hasan, 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. 2931/CS1854 37SFU736362
41.Nov. 25, 2018, in Hajin, Syria via Airwars report. The allegation provided insufficient detail to identify a specific date, time, or location to search for corroborating Coalition action. 2635/CS1858 37SFU676401

 

Corrections to previous reports: the following are corrections to previously published CIVCAS reports.

 

1. In the CIVCAS report for the month of October 2019, published on Dec. 5, 2019, the Airwars allegation number for Non-Credible Allegation 42 (2736) should read S928.
2. In the CIVCAS report for the month of October 2019, published on Dec. 5, 2019, the date for Non-Credible Allegation 43 (2639) should read Nov. 28-29, 2018.

 

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

To see in Arabic: CJTF-OIR PR 20200325-01 JAN2020 CIVCAS  Report -النسخة العرب

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