The United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq reported that seven people died when a minbus was struck in an airstrike near Mosul.
According to UNAMI, “At 10h30 a.m. on 20 October, seven civilians were killed – including three women and two children – and one was seriously wounded when the minibus in which they were travelling was hit by an airstrike. The victims were all members of one family and were travelling from al-Qawsiyat village in Wana sub-district, Tal Kaif district, to Mosul.“
Local media reported the incident at the time as taking place on October 19th. Most blamed the deaths on the Coalition.
In their January 2020 civilian casualty report, the US-led Coalition assessed reports that they were responsible for civilian harm in this strike as “non-credible”, stating that no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area at that time.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (4) [ collapse]
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Jan 3, 2020
October 19, 2015, in Tel Kepe, 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. 2845/CI129 38SLF316400
Original strike reports
The Coalition reported the following airstrike in Nineveh province for October 19th-20th: “Near Tal Afar, one strike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.“