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

| June 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 34,826 strikes between August 2014 and the end of April 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 April, CJTF-OIR carried over 115 open reports from previous months and received 50 new reports. CJTF-OIR completed 40 civilian casualty allegation assessment reports. CJTF-OIR assessed 38 reports as non-credible and two were duplicates of previous reports. One hundred and twenty five 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 38 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. Jan. 11, 2015, near Deir Ez Zor, 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.                                                                        2792/CS041     37SFU285723

 

  1. Sept. 20, 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.     2833/CI110    38SLF379237

 

  1. March 9, 2016, in 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.    2913/CI200    38SLC209043

 

  1. Apr. 5, 2016, in Idlib, Syria, via Airwars report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location, or details to assess its credibility.   2929/CS197 37SBV867775

 

  1. June 15, 2016, Hasi, 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.    2960/CI252      38SLB829826

 

  1. Oct. 18, 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.     3070/CS343a 37SFU299912

 

  1. Oct. 18, 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.   3071/CS343b  37SEV027801

 

  1. Oct. 22, 2016, in Tweihina, 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.        3072/CS345 37SCA429345

 

  1. Nov. 26, 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.      3067/CI351  38SLF396236

 

  1. Nov. 29, 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.   3076/CI356  38SLF381235

 

  1. Dec. 10, 2016, in Ashwa, 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.   3077/CI367  38SKE615880

 

  1. Dec. 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.  3078/CI375  38SLF324234

 

  1. Dec. 26, 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.  3079/CI377  38SLF407236

 

  1. Jan. 4, 2017, near Al Rashid, 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.  3102/CS4254a 37SDV752890

 

  1. Jan. 11, 2017, in Taftanaz, 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.  3095/CS439a 37SCV004858

 

  1. Jan. 13, 2017, in Tadef, 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.  3082/CS443  37SCA682236

 

  1. Feb. 1, 2017, 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.    3086/CS471  37SDV982783

 

  1. Apr. 4, 2017, in Salqeen, 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.    3097/CS662a  37SBA709024

 

  1. Apr. 19, 2017, in Tabaqa, 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.  3098/CS710 37SDV588670

 

  1. May 4, 2017, in Tabaqa, 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.      3099/CS769  37SDV596673

 

  1. May 4, 2017, in Tabaqa, 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.     3100/CS769  37SDV580669

 

  1. May 24, 2017, in Hamrat Nasir, 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.    3101/CS857  37SEV151745

 

  1. June 7, 2017, in Ash Shajra, 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.  3105/CS930a 36SYB699299

 

  1. June 8, 2017, 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.  3106/CS941 37SEV011782

 

  1. June 8, 2017, in Ayyash, 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.   3107/CS946a  37SEV956201

 

  1. June 15, 2017, in Marat, 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.    3115/CS1105a  37SFV126085

 

  1. June 17, 2017, in Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location, or details to assess its credibility.  3112/CS1016 37SEV008784

 

  1. June 20, 2017, in 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.  3113/CS1044a 37SFU317758

 

  1. June 21, 2017, 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.  3114/CS1054b 37SDV992793

 

  1. June 28, 2017, in Al Latum, 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.  3116/CS1112 37SDU930786

 

  1. June 30, 2017, in Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location, or details to assess its credibility.  3117/CS1126 37SEV008784

 

  1. July 1, 2017, 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.   3118/CS1135  37SEV001790

 

  1. July 3, 2017, in Al Hussainiya, 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.  3119/CS1151a 37SFV046134

 

  1. July 4, 2017, in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location, or details to assess its credibility.  3108/CI801 38SLF323240

 

  1. July 10, 2017, 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.  3120/CS1182 37SFU323770

 

  1. July 11, 2017, in Abu Kamal, 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.    3121/CS1187  37SFU752154

 

  1. July 17, 2017, in Abu Hamam, 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.  3123/CS1218 37SFU536546

 

  1. July 23, 2017 in Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location, or details to assess its credibility. 3124/CS1258 37SEV008784

Duplicate Reports: The following reports were found to be duplicates of previously assessed allegations of civilian casualties.

  1. March 8, 2017 in Karama, Syria, via Airwars report. The allegation of civilian casualties identified in this report is a duplicate of those assessed in Allegation 970 (Credible, one civilian unintentionally wounded, published on June 28, 2019).   3096/CS558 37SEV252702

 

  1. July 16, 2017, in Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report. The allegation of civilian casualties identified in this report is a duplicate of those assessed in Allegation 2755 (Not Credible, published July 27, 2019).    3122/CS1214a     37SDV991777

Open Reports: CJTF-OIR is still assessing 125 reports of civilian casualties.

 

  1. June 18, 2015, near Khanez Village, Syria, via Airwars report.

 

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

 

  1. Aug. 29, 2015, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

 

  1. Sept. 9, 2015, near Al-Thawrah, Syria, via Airwars report.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. Jan. 15, 2017, near Ziraei, Iraq, via Airwars report.

 

  1. Feb. 20, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

 

  1. Feb. 21, 2017, near Azri, Iraq, via Airwars report.

 

  1. March 4, 2017, near Al-Matahin, Iraq, via Airwars report.

 

  1. March 4, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

 

  1. March 4, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

 

  1. March 10, 2017, near Nabulus, Iraq, via Airwars report.

 

  1. March 17, 2017, near Al Jadidah, Iraq, via Airwars report.

 

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

 

  1. April 4, 2017, near Karbala, Iraq, via Airwars report.

 

  1. April 4, 2017, near Al Qaim, Iraq, via Airwars report.

 

  1. April 10, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

 

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

 

  1. May 11, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

 

  1. June 5, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

 

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

 

  1. June 7, 2017, near Al Quriya, Syria, via Airwars report.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. June 9, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

 

  1. June 11, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

 

  1. June 12, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. July 23, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

 

  1. July 24, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

 

  1. July 25, 2017, near Al Khamesiya, Syria, via Airwars report.

 

  1. July 26, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

 

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

 

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

 

  1. Aug. 2, 2017, near Karbala, Iraq, via Airwars report.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. Feb. 10, 2019, near Omer Oil Fields, Syria, via media and Airwars report.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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