More than 20 civilians were killed or wounded in Mosul following the alleged coalition airstrike, according to local sources.
An initial report from ISIL-controlled Al A’amaq said that 7 people died and 14 injured in a Coalition bombing on the Al Tanak neighbourhood of Mosul. Other outlets released similar figures. Iraqi Spring Media Center blamed the Coalition but did not report casualty figures. Iraq on meanwhile only identified heavy shelling in Al Tanak, while Iraq News Center put the civilian toll at 30 killed and wounded.
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
Oct 27, 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 November 17th-18th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units; destroyed five mortar systems, two ISILheld buildings; damaged a fighting position, a tunnel, and a bunker; and suppressed a mortar system.” For November 18th-19th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit; destroyed an ISIL headquarters building, a weapons cache, five ISIL-held buildings, three mortar systems, two vehicles, and a watercraft; and suppressed a mortar system.”