Local sources said heavy artillery shelling targeted Al Arabi neighborhood at the left side of Mosul which left dozens of civilians dead or wounded.
Iraqyoon said that witnesses reported to the Iraqi news agency that “the near-Khashab mosque area in the north of the Al Arabi neighborhood of Mosul came under artillery shelling by Iraqi forces.”
Nineveh Media Center reported that a clinic in the neighbourhood had also been targeted. It spoke of heavy, unidentified shelling.
In their monthly civilian casualty reports, the US-led Coalition has indicated that the credibility of this civilian harm allegation is in the process of being assessed.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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US-led Coalition Assessment:
Original strike reports
The Coalition does not include artillery and rocket strikes in its daily reporting, though told Airwars in early January 2017 it had so far fired almost 5,000 rounds in the battle for Mosul.