Local sources said that three displaced civilians living in a restaurant were killed and six others were injured after Coalition airstrikes targeted the Mills area at the right side of Mosul.
A journalist told Yaqein: “aircraft of the international coalition bombed a building located in the Mills area at the right side to the city of Mosul, instantly killing three people and wounding six others. He added that the people of the area rushed to the targeted place and pulled the victims from the rubble, and transported the injured to the hospital to receive immediate treatment, and [took] the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department.”
One of the victims was later named by Jalawla Now as a three year old girl called Isra.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Isra 3 years old female killed
Sources (4) [ 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 and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.
Original strike reports
For February 14th-15th the Coalition publicly stated: “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed three VBIED facilities, two IED facilities, a weapons facility, an ISIS-held building, an excavator, a supply cache, and a command and control node; damaged five supply routes and a supply cache; and suppressed three mortar teams.”