Local sources said that Coalition airstrikes targeted a car-bomb and house in Al-Rashidiya neighborhood, in the northeast of Mosul. This also caused the death of 15 civilians, many of them women and children.
Ajel Al Mosul reported that “international Coalition airstrikes targeted a car-bomb in Rashidiya area, causing the martyrdom of a man and his wife and daughter, and other seven people who had previously fled to his home.” A relative, Fathil Jasim said on Facebook that the targeted house was his uncle’s, and spoke of thirteen dead.
Airwars contacted a family member inside Mosul who provided pictures of the victims as well as the following details:
“The house was targeted by Coalition airstrikes at 12.22 PM on Saturday. Four family members were killed as well as seven others who had come to the house as guests. The guests were employees of a medicine factory in the same region.”
The family member also provided pictures of US missiles that had reportedly targeted the house.
Airwars has also been in contact with a member of the second family that was killed in the reported Coalition raids, who lived in the same house. The family member reported the names of four victims.
The family member also provided pictures of the house after the strike (see below).
Rashidiya (Facebook) also named Mohammad Elias Khideral-Naimi as a victim. In a comment under the post, it was reported that “the news is true and now we start the funeral at the village of Jambour Faida Alqosh.”
The Los Angeles Times also interviewed survivors of the attack: “The Times had also spoken with Raed Mohammed Hasan, 30, at his damaged east Mosul home, where he said 11 people were killed by a coalition airstrike Jan. 21, including his 10-month-old daughter, Rania. Mohammed said he heard Islamic State fighters nearby before the strike, but they escaped. He called for an independent investigation.
“We want the United Nations to get involved in the investigation, and we want them to be neutral and fair,” Mohammed said.
[Coalition colonel] Scrocca said that airstrike wasn’t mentioned in Sunday’s report because the coalition received the allegation only last month and The Times’ report included “no specific location or contact info for us to follow up on.”
On July 7th, the Coalition admitted that it was responsible for this incident. In a release, the Coalition wrote: “Jan. 21, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via media report: During a strike on an ISIS VBIED attacking Iraqi Security Forces, it was assessed that 15 civilians were unintentionally killed by secondary explosions from the VBIED.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (4)
- Iman Khalid Mohammed Adult male Born 1985 killed
- Maryem Sinan Abdul Latif Child female Born 2005 killed
- Zahra Sinan Abdul Latif Child female Born 2012 killed
- Zaid Sinan Abdul Latif Child male Born 2015 killed
Family members (4)
- Zahra Ibrahem Ali Jumah Adult female Born 1954 killed
- Jasim Mohammed Hassan Ali Adult male Born 1977 killed
- Shamsah Jasim Hassan Ali Adult female Born 1978 killed
- Rania Raed Mohammed Hassan Child female Born 2016 killed
- Mohammad Elias Khideral-Naimi Age unknown male killed
Sources (8) [ collapse]
Prior to the Coalition releasing the MGRS for this incident, Airwars had geolocated it to the nearest neighbourhood/area at 36.4125106, 43.0977345
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Jul 7, 2017
During a strike on an ISIS VBIED attacking Iraqi Security Forces, it was assessed that 15 civilians were unintentionally killed by secondary explosions from the VBIED.
Original strike reports
For January 20th – 21st the Coalition publicly noted: “Near Mosul, two strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit; destroyed 29 watercraft, three fighting positions, two vehicles, a mortar system, a light machine gun, and an anti-air artillery system; and damaged eight supply routes.