Fourteen people including women and children were killed, and 15 wounded by Coalition strikes in the Garage and Fatih areas, according to local reports.
Several outlets, including Iraqi Spring Media Center, reported that 14 people, “mostly women and children” were killed and an additional 15 wounded by Coalition raids in eastern Mosul.
The incident occured between 12:00 am and 10:00 pm local time.
Sources (4) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the Garage (منطقة الكراج) and Fatih (الفاتح) area. The coordinates for the Garage (منطقة الكراج) are: 36.350851, 43.172943. Possible coordinates for the Fatih area (الفاتح) are: 36.3672716, 43.0796671. The locations appear to be opposite sides of Mosul.
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
The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
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.”