A local source said that a child was killed and his parents were injured in Coalition airstrikes on Farouk neighbourhood at the right side of Mosul.
A government source told Yaqein that a four-year-old boy was killed and his parents seriously injured after an explosive missile was dropped from an aircraft near the al-Farouk neighbourhood, west of Mosul. The source had added that one could see “a clear movement of the aircraft, heading towards the neighborhoods east of Mosul.” The same report was published by Iraq News.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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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 28th-29th the Coalition publicly noted: “Near Mosul, two strikes destroyed an ISIL anti-air artillery system, a fighting position, and two barges; suppressed two mortar teams; and damaged three supply routes.”