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

| May 1, 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 34,819 strikes between August 2014 and the end of March 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 March, CJTF-OIR carried over 100 open reports from previous months and received 56 new reports. CJTF-OIR completed 41 civilian-casualty allegation assessment reports. CJTF-OIR assessed 40 reports as non-credible and one was a duplicate of a previous report. One hundred and fifteen 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.

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 40 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. Sept. 1, 2015, in Makhul, 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.     2814/CI099    38SLD433970

2. Sept. 5, 2015, in Anah al Jadidah, Iraq via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was determined that, more likely than not, the alleged civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition action.     2818/CI102    37SGU755079

3. Sept. 13, 2015, in Ma’adan, Syria via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was determined that, more likely than not, the alleged civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition action.     2830/CS125    37SEV442584

4. Dec. 30, 2015, in Mosul, Iraq via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was determined that, more likely than not, the alleged civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition action.     2876/CI170    38SLF373193

5. June 25, 2016, near 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.    2982/CS241 37SCA997473

6. July 13, 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.      3009/CS261    37SDA047425

7. July 28, 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.     3023/CS286    37SDA049422

8.  Aug. 3, 2016, in Al Ratouniya, 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. 3024/CS288 37SDA263433

9. Aug. 7, 2016, near Manbij, Syria via Airwars report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility. 3026/CS290 37SDA065429

10. Aug. 8, 2016, near Manbij, Syria via Airwars report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility. 3027/CS291 37SDA065429

11. Aug. 11, 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.    3028/CS292 37SEV008784

12. Aug. 15, 2016, near Markada, 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.    3030/CS294 37SFV585572

13. Aug. 17, 2016, in Khan Touman, 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.     3032/CS297 37SCV246987

14. Aug. 25, 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.    3034/CS301 37SEV008784

15. Aug. 28, 2016, in Jeb el Kussa, 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.    3033/CS300 37SDA103607

16. Sept. 6, 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.     3036/CS305    37SDA065429

17. Sept. 10, 2016, in Mazyoneh, Syria via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was assessed that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographicalarea that corresponds to the report of civilian casualties. 3041/CS307 37SCV399548

18. Sept. 14, 2016, in Meizileh, 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.    3044/CS312 37SFU336314

19. Sept. 15, 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.    3045/CS313 37SFU317758

20. Sept. 16, 2016, in Zawiyah, 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.     3039/CI286 38SKC424943

21. Sept. 16, 2016, in Rawa, 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.     3040/CI287    37SGU678185

22. Sept. 16, 2016, in Maskanah, 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.    3051/CS314 37SDV130802

23. Sept. 16, 2016, in Telul Al-Baj, 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.     3038/CI285 38SLE286207

24. Sept. 16, 2016, in Akashat, 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.     3048/CI288    37SET897259

25. Sept. 17, 2016, in Tall Hassan, 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.    3052/CS315     37SCV965912

26. Sept. 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.     3049/CI290    38SLF341293

27. Sept. 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.     3050/CI291    38SLF360244

28. Sept. 29, 2016, in Haji Koussa, 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.    3054/CS318 37SCA782465

29. Sept. 30, 2016, in Bokros, 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.    3057/CS321 37SFU274840

30. Sept. 30, 2016, in Al Basira, 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.    3055/CS319 37SFU299912

31. Sept. 30, 2016, in Al Shaheel, 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.    3056/CS320 37SFU323836

32. Oct. 2, 2016, in Dabiq, 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.     3059/CS325    37SCA451452

33. Oct. 8, 2016, in Dabiq, 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.     3068/CS333    37SCA456479

34. Oct. 18, 2016, in Hassadjek, 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.    3069/CS343 37SCA427292

35. Nov. 5, 2016, 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. 3061/CI323 38SLF434035

36. Nov. 8, 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.     3062/CI328    38SLF391179

37. Nov. 10, 2016, 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.     3064/CI332 38SLF434035

38. Nov. 10, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq via Airwars report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility. 3063/CI331 No MGRS Given

39. Nov. 14, 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.     3065/CI337    38SLF395279

40. Nov. 22, 2019, in Diban, Syria via Syrian Observatory for Human Rights report. After a review of all available records it was determined that, more likely than not, the alleged civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition action.     2888 37SFU388738

Duplicate Reports: The following report was found to be a duplicate of a previously assessed allegation.

1. Oct. 21, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq via Airwars report. The allegation of civilian casualties identified in this report is a duplicate of those assessed in Allegation 257 (Not Credible, published on Jan. 2, 2017).     3060/CI302  38SLF383223

Open Reports: CJTF-OIR is still assessing 115 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. Sept. 9, 2015, near Al-Thawrah, Syria, via Airwars report.

6. Sept. 20, 2015, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

7. Sept. 27, 2015, near Hit, Iraq, via Airwars report.

8. Sept. 27, 2015, near Jala’a, Syria, via Airwars report.

9. Oct. 22, 2015, near Baloum, Syria, via Airwars report.

10. Nov. 24, 2015, near Jarbua, Iraq, via Airwars report.

11. Dec. 30, 2015, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

12. Jan. 1, 2016, near Thaiyala, Iraq, via Airwars report.

13. Feb. 27, 2016, near Ayn al Arus, Syria, via Airwars report.

14. March 9, 2016, near Asriya, Iraq, via Airwars report.

15. March 12, 2016, near Abu Qalqal, Syria, via Airwars report (previously closed, but reopened due to new information).

16. April 5, 2016, near Idlib, Syria, via Airwars report.

17. April 16, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

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

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

20. June 15, 2016, near Hasi, Iraq, via Airwars report.

21. June 22, 2016, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

22. June 29, 2016, near Fallujah, Iraq, via Airwars report.

23. June 30, 2016, near Fallujah, Iraq, via Airwars report.

24. June 30, 2016, near Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report.

25. July 7, 2016, near Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report.

26. July 9, 2016, near Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report.

27. July 9, 2016, near Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report.

28. July 9, 2016, near Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report.

29. July 9, 2016, near Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report.

30. July 15, 2016, near Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report.

31. July 16, 2016, near Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report.

32. July 18, 2016, near Tokhar Kabir, Syria, via Airwars report.

33. July 18, 2016, near Haymar Labda, Syria, via Airwars report.

34. July 24, 2016, near Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report.

35. Aug. 7, 2016, near Al Tanak, Syria, via Airwars report.

36. Aug. 11, 2016, near Diban, Syria, via Airwars report.

37. Aug. 16, 2016, near Ghirra Sgheer, Syria, via Airwars report.

38. Aug. 31, 2016, near Tal Houdan, Syria, via Airwars report.

39. Sept. 8, 2016, near Tall Afar, Iraq, via Airrwars report.

40. Sept. 13, 2016, near Shadadi, Syria, via Airwars report.

41. Sept. 14, 2016, near Al Salhiya, Syria, via Airwars report.

42. Sept. 27, 2016, near Al Arima, Syria, via Airwars report

43. Sept. 30, 2016, near Hajin, Syria, via Airwars report.

44. Oct. 18, 2016, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

45. Oct. 18, 2016, near Al Basira, Syria, via Airwars report.

46. Oct. 22, 2016, near Tweihina, Syria, via Airwars report.

47. Nov. 2, 2016, near Maraat Misrin, Syria, via Airwars report.

48. Nov. 2, 2016, near Kafr Takharim, Syria, via Airwars report.

49. Nov. 18, 2016, near Batabo, Syria, via Airwars report.

50. Nov. 24, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

51. Nov. 26, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

52. Nov. 29, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

53. Dec. 10, 2016, near Ashwa, Iraq, via Airwars report.

54. Dec. 20, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

55. Dec. 26, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

56. Jan. 6, 2017, near Al-Ziraei, Iraq, via media report (previously closed, but reopened due to new information).

57. Jan. 11, 2017, near Saraqib, Syria, via Airwars report.

58. Jan. 12, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

59. March 27, 2017, near Sarmada, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

61. June 6, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.

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

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

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

65. June 13, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.

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

67. June 21, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.

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

69. July 4, 2017, near Tal al-Jayer, Syria, via Human Rights Watch.

70. July 7, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.

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

72. July 18, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

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

74. Aug. 1, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.

75. Aug. 1, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.

76. Aug. 10, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.

77. Aug. 14, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.

78. Aug. 15, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.

79. Aug. 16, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.

80. Aug. 16, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.

81. Aug. 19, 2017, near Al-Helo, Syria, via Human Rights Watch report.

82. Aug. 22, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

83. Sept. 5, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.

84. Sept. 10, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.

85. Sept. 23, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.

86. Sept. 25, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.

87. Sept. 27, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.

88. Oct. 3, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.

89. Oct. 3, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.

90. Oct. 8, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Amnesty International report.

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

92. Oct. 13, 2017, near Husaybah, Iraq via Airwars report.

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

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

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

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

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

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

99. June 4, 2018, near Al-Helo, Syria, via Human Rights Watch.

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

101. Nov. 25, 2016, near al-Kashmah, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

103. Jan. 3, 2019, near Al-Shafah, Syria, via social media report (previously closed, but reopened due to new information).

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

105. Jan. 22, 2019, near Al Baghouz, Syria, via Airwars report.

106. Jan. 25, 2019, near Al Baghouz, Syria, via Airwars report.

107. Feb. 7, 2019, near Al Shahil, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

109. Feb. 11, 2019, near al-Baghouz, Syria, via social media and Airwars report.

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

111. March 13, 2019, near al-Baghouz, Syria, via Airwars report.

112. March 18, 2019, near al-Baghouz Fawqani, Syria, via self-report.

113. Aug. 31, 2019, near Kafr Jasil, Syria, via Airwars report.

114. Sept. 3, 2019, near Al-Ezba, Syria, via Airwars report (previously closed, but reopened due to new information).

115. March 13, 2020, near Karabala, Iraq, via media report.

To see in Arabic: CJTF-OIR Press Release-20200430-03-March 2020-CIVCAS  Report -النسخة الع

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