Local sources said that 30 civilians were killed and dozens injured in Coalition and governmental airstrikes, as well as artillery and missile shelling, on New Mosul and other neighbourhoods at the right side of Mosul.
A source told Yaqein that “at least three rockets landed in the New Mosul area on the right coast of Mosul” leading to the death of 30 civilians, wounding dozens and destroying many houses.
Correspondences Team also reported that “international Coalition aircraft carried out seven raids, targeting the homes of civilians in the western neighborhoods of the right side of the city of Mosul.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (5) [ 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
Oct 27, 2017
After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
Original strike reports
For January 14th-15th the Coalition publicly noted: “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged four ISIL tactical units; destroyed a vehicle, a mortar, five supply caches, three fighting positions, a rocket propelled grenade launcher, two VBIED facilities, an ISILheld building, a land bridge, a VBIED; damaged 21 supply routes; disabled an ISIL artillery system; and suppressed an artillery crew.”