A vehicle was reportedly bombed by the Coalition in Al Muthanna neighbourhood in Mosul, leading to claims that one civilian was killed and a further four were injured.
Local residents’ site Hunaal Hadbaa said that a KIA Rio car was targeted in the attack, with shrapnel then killing and injuring civilians in the vicinity. One commentator on the site said that the dead man had been riding his motorbike nearby. A victim was later named as Gamal Abdel Mahmoud, described as being killed when his car was accidentally hit – suggesting that there may have been two fatalities. The militant targets, said to be eating in a nearby restaurant, reportedly escaped unharmed.
However in July 2017, the Coalition classed the event as non credible based on available information on civilian harm: “July 21, 2015, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.”
Given the credible reports of the event at the time Airwars continues to assess this event as likely – though is seeking additional clarification from the Coalition.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Gamal Abdel Mahmoud Adult male killed
Sources (5) [ collapse]
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Jul 7, 2017
After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.
Original strike reports
The Coalition has confirmed destroying a vehicle in the vicinity on July 21st-22nd 2015: “Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical units and an ISIL heavy weapon and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.”