In an incident previously unknown to Airwars, the Coalition later confirmed the deaths of two civilians near Mosul.
Their January 2017 civilian casualty report noted “During a strike on ISIL fighters and a technical vehicle it is assessed that two civilians were unintentionally killed by the munition’s strike blast.”
A senior official later informed Airwars that the alleged incident had come to light as a result of internal reporting.
The Coalition provided Airwars with coordinates for the event, accurate to within a one metre box.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Jan 2, 2017
Nov. 26, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq: During a strike on ISIL fighters and a technical vehicle it is assessed that two civilians were unintentionally killed by the munition’s strike blast.
Original strike reports
For November 25th-26th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units; destroyed three vehicles, three ISIL-held buildings, three mortar systems, a VBIED facility, a VBIED, a supply cache, a watercraft, and a fighting position; degraded a VBIED facility and seven roads; and suppressed a mortar system.”