It was reported that 11 civilians died in a Coalition airstrike at Tanak in western Mosul.
The Coalition later admitted a US strike in the near area, noting in their April 2017 civilian casualty report that “During a strike on an ISIS weapons manufacturing facility, it was assessed that one civilian in the building was unintentionally killed.” Officials confirmed to Airwars that this was at al Tanak.
A key early source at the time of the event appeared to be ISIL via its Al A’Amaq media arm, which noted “The death of 11 people, including children and women as a result of international coalition air strikes targeting life in the city of #Mosul yesterday evening.”
In an update published on February 5th, Mosul Ateka reported the subsequent death from his injuries of Mustafa Mayser Mahmoud – noting that his mother and father Mayser Mahmoud had also died in the incident.
The Coalition provided Airwars with coordinates for the event, accurate to a one metre box.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Mustafa Mayser Mahmoud Adult male Mustafa Mayser Mahmoud killed
- Mayser Mahmoud Adult male Father of killed
Sources (4) [ collapse]
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Apr 1, 2017
Jan. 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS weapons manufacturing facility, it was assessed that one civilian in the building was unintentionally killed.
Original strike reports
For January 29th-30th the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed five watercraft, four VBIED factories, four front-end loaders, an artillery system, a vehicle, two ISIL-held buildings and a command and control node; and suppressed an ISIL mortar team.”