According to multiple reports, alleged night time or dawn Coalition strikes on homes in the vicinity of the Technical Institute and the Faculty of Islamic Sciences at the University of Mosul resulted in nearly 20 civilian fatalities.
NRN said many civilian casualties from the brutal strikes came when fragments of the destroyed buildings struck nearby bystanders and cars.
In the second 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 incident occured around dusk.
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Reports of the incident mention that homes were targeted in the vicinity of the Faculty of Islamic Sciences (كلية العلوم الاسلامية) at the University of Mosul, for which the coordinates are: 36.384272, 43.130694.
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Mar 25, 2020
July 31, 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. 2987/CI270 38SLF323281
Original strike reports
For July 31st-August 1st 2016, the Coalition reported: “Near Mosul, two strikes struck an ISIL headquarters and suppressed an ISIL mortar system.“