A reported Coalition strike on the home of an ISIL fighter in Mosul also allegedly killed his wife and children, according to local reports.
NRN News, citing a source in the east of the occupied city, reported: “The Daesh fighter was standing at the door of his home when the first missile struck him and dismembered him. A second more powerful missile then fell on the house, killing all members of his family of five people, including women and children.“
News of Iraq published a photograph of what it said was the destroyed building (below).
Responding to a request for clarification about possible involvement given declared UK strikes near Mosul that day, the MoD told Airwars that “after extensive research, we can confirm that there was no UK involvement” in the alleged event.
In the first of their March 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 no Coalition actions were conducted in the geographical area at that time.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Mar 25, 2020
May 23, 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. 2954/CI240 38SLF371263
Original strike reports
For May 22nd-23rd 2016, the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, five strikes struck an ISIL communications control center and destroyed two ISIL VBIEDs, two ISIL mortar systems, and two ISIL supply caches and suppressed an ISIL mortar position.”