Several local sources reported that a man was killed along with his wife and child in an airstrike on a vehicle in the Hadbah or officers’ neighbourhood of eastern Mosul.
A local tweet reported: “Martyrdom of Engineer Mustafa and his family by aerial bombing which targeted his car in the Hadbah neighbourhood in Mosul. Nothing was found of their bodies. They have never been connected with Daesh.”
In the third of their September 2020 civilian casualty reports, the US-led Coalition assessed reports that they were responsible for civilian harm in this strike as “non-credible”, stating that after a review of all available records it was determined that, more likely than not, civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition action.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (3)
Sources (4) [ collapse]
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Sep 14, 2020
Apr. 16, 2016, in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of all available records it was determined that, more likely than not, civilian casualties did not occur as a result of a Coalition action. 2941/CI226 38SLF343230
Original strike reports
The Coalition reports that for April 16th-17th 2016: “Near Mosul, six strikes struck six separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL fighting position, four ISIL assembly areas, and three ISIL vehicles.”