Eight civilians were reported killed after missiles of unknown origin struck the Al Noor quarter and Aisha mosque in western Mosul.
NRN News published a detailed report: “Our Nineveh correspondent reports that four men, two women and two children were killed after the fall of a number of missiles on the neighbourhood of Al Noor to the west side of the city of Mosul.
One rocket landed on the Aisha mosque, injuring a number of civilians; while another landed on a house killing one person and injuring several others.
Our correspondent also said that one rocket landed on a vegetable stand, killing the shop owner and a woman who was shopping for vegetables. One of the rockets hit a house near the Tahir Zanawh mosque, killing a woman and her two young children, while another missile hit the adjacent neighbourhood killing one person and wounding several others.
Our correspondent said that the rockets which landed were about 30 to 40 centimetres long with a diameter of 10 centimetres, noting that according to witnesses they were believed to have come from the eastern side of the city.“
Yaqen said airstrikes by both Iraq and the Coalition had targeted the city, along with heavy artillery shelling by the Peshmerga.
Later the victim names of the family members have been published.
In their February 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.
The victims were named as:
Family members (3)
Sources (6) [ collapse]
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Feb 2, 2020
March 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. 2916/CI208 38SLF293239
Original strike reports
For March 26th-27th 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, four strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun position, an ISIL anti-air artillery piece and two ISIL fighting positions and suppressed an ISIL mortar position and two ISIL tactical units”