Seven civilians were killed in alleged Coalition strikes, according to local sources.
ISIL-controlled Al A’amaq reported that seven people died in a US bombing at Khalid Bin Waleed Street on the eastern side of Mosul. At least three other outlets, including Al Kawaser reported identical reports, using the same language.
A local source later named one of the victims as a young girl.
In their June 2020 civilian casualty report, 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.
- Temara Omar Child female Via Mosul Habebti killed
Sources (6) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the Khalid Bin Al Waleed street (شارع خالد بن الوليد), for which the coordinates are: 36.341111, 43.133056.
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
Jun 24, 2020
Dec. 20, 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. 3078/CI375 38SLF324234
Original strike reports
For December 19th-20th, the Coalition reported “Near Mosul, two strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit; destroyed 11 fighting positions, three ISIL held buildings, an anti-air artillery piece, and a tunnel; suppressed three ISIL tactical units and a mortar team; and damaged four ISIL supply routes.“