In an incident not previously tracked by Airwars, the Coalition later confirmed the deaths of two civilians during an attack on an IED facility in Mosul.
In their April 2017 civilian casualty report, the Coalition noted: “During a strike on an ISIS VBIED facility, it was assessed that two civilians were unintentionally killed when they entered the target area after the munition was released.”
Coordinates provided by the Coalition to Airwars (Grid 38SLF 27763 26855) showed the incident occurred in the New Mosul area. There were reports of heavy shelling that day, According to Suhf, “A security source in the province of Nineveh said on Thursday that the air force and the coalition began to launch “intensive” raids on the positions of the organization (Daash) on the western side of the city of Mosul, in preparation for ground operations in the areas of the right side of the city. “The Iraqi forces and the International Alliance, at dawn today, launched artillery bombardments and intensive air raids on the western side of Mosul, in a move paving the way to break through at this side of the city.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Apr 1, 2017
Feb. 12, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS VBIED facility, it was assessed that two civilians were unintentionally killed when they entered the target area after the munition was released.
Original strike reports
For February 11th-12th the Coalition publicly noted: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed 13 watercraft, three mortar systems, two front-end loaders, two supply caches, two ISIL-held buildings, two pieces of engineering equipment, and a tank; damaged three supply routes; and suppressed two mortar teams.”