Five members of the same family were killed when a Coalition airstrike hit a house in Al Mithaq, according to local sources.
Sualif Maslawiah Aneefa posted that five members of Khalid Mustafa Abu Wadah’s family were killed when bombs struck his home as ISIL fighters hid inside, preventing the family from leaving. The post identified the dead as Khalid Mustafa Abu Wadah himself, Wadah’s son Wadah Khaled Abu Samin, his son Mustafa, his wife as well as her mother.
Iraq News meanwhile reported that Coalition airstrikes had left “dead and wounded, including women and children.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (3)
- Khalid Mustafa Abu Wadah Adult male killed
- Wadah Khaled Abu Samin Age unknown male Son of Khalid Mustafa Abu Wadah killed
- Mustafa Age unknown male Son of Khalid Mustafa Abu Wadah
Sources (2) [ collapse]
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
Nov 30, 2017
After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.
Original strike reports
For January 4th-5th the Coalition publicly stated: “Near Mosul, seven strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units; destroyed five ISIL-held buildings, four fighting positions, four mortar systems, two weapons caches, a supply cache, a communications tower, a vehicle, a command and control node, and a rocket and unmanned aerial vehicle factory; damaged 27 supply routes; and suppressed two mortar teams.”