Nine civilians were killed alongside 13 members of ISIS in Mosul, according to local sources.
NRN reported that Coalition aircraft launched two raids on the Masaref and Rifak neighbourhoods of the city. A correspondent said the attack targeted banks and sites belonging to ISIL members. The attacks were heavy and [caused] extensive damage to public and private property, leading to the deaths of more than nine civilians reported NRN.
Video posted by NRN as well as by ISIL sympathizer accounts showed one airstrike in the distance, as well as the aftermath of what appeared to be two separate strikes.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Attached to this civilian harm incident is the Pentagon's declassified assessment of this civilian harm allegation, obtained by Azmat Khan and the New York Times through Freedom of Information requests and lawsuits filed since March 2017, alongside the corresponding press release published by the Pentagon. Airwars is currently analysing the contents of each file, and will update our own assessments accordingly.
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Sep 29, 2017
After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
Original strike reports
For October 12th-13th the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.” For October 13th-14th the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit and a chemical weapons facility; destroyed three tunnel entrances, a tunnel, a rocket rail, a vehicle, and a trench; and damaged a trench network.”