A UN report on the protection of civilians in the context of Nineveh operations and the retaking of Mosul stated: “In the afternoon of 14 January, airstrikes reportedly targeted the house of an ISIL local leader in the Mosul al Jadida neighbourhood of western Mosul. The attack resulted in the collapse of the targeted house and of an adjacent house, allegedly killing 19 civilians, including seven women and four children, and wounding 11 others, including three women and a child.”
Airwars researchers have so far identified no known public allegations of civilians killed or injured relating to this incident.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Airwars assessment uses the generic coordinates for al Jadida/New Mosul (الموصل الجديدة), which are 36.3323266, 43.1050515. For reasons unknown, the Military Grid Reference coordinates published by the Coalition and accurate to one metre are outside of the boundary of al Jadida.
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
Apr 30, 2017
After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient information available to determine if civilians were present or harmed in this strike.
Original strike reports
For January 13th-14th the Coalition publicly stated: “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit; destroyed four fighting positions, two heavy machine guns, two watercraft, an ISIL headquarters building, a VBIED; and damaged eight supply routes.”