Local sources said Coalition airstrikes struck civilian houses in Al Arabi neighborhood, northeast of Mosul, and left dozens of civilian casualties. The area targeted belongs to the Christian community and had been under ISIL control.
Ajel Al Mosul reported that “one of the houses, which was bombed at Arabi neighborhood, is the house of Nurse Labiba…”
In April 2018 the Coalition stated that “After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in this geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.”
However, in its September 2018 monthly report it accepted responsibility for five deaths, noting that “During a strike on ISIS fighting positions and an ISIS headquarters building, three civilians were unintentionally killed.”
The Coalition provided Airwars with the location of this incident, accurate to within a 100 metre box.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (4) [ collapse]
Prior to the Coalition releasing the MGRS for this incident, Airwars had geolocated it to the nearest neighbourhood/area at 36.411958, 43.1138706
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Sep 27, 2018
January 13, 2017, near al-Arabi neighborhood, Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. During a strike on ISIS fighting positions and an ISIS headquarters building, three civilians were unintentionally killed.
Original strike reports
For January 12th-13th the Coalition publicly noted: “Near Mosul, nine strikes engaged five ISIL tactical units; destroyed five vehicles, three mortar systems, two UAV launch sites, three fighting positions, a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, a VBIED manufacturing and armoring facility, a heavy machine gun, a supply cache, and an anti-air artillery system; damaged 18 supply routes; and two bridges.”