A single local media source reported that ten civilians were killed and many others were wounded in Coalition raids on Mazirr village, near Dibis region, north of Kirkuk City.
No additional details are presently known.
In December 2018, the Coalition announced that it had classed the event as non credible due to a lack of available evidence of civilian harm: “Feb. 24, 2017, near Mazir, Kirkuk, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Attached to this civilian harm incident is a provisional reconciliation of the Pentagon's declassified assessment of this civilian harm allegation, based on matching date and locational information.
The declassified documents were obtained by Azmat Khan and the New York Times through Freedom of Information requests and lawsuits filed since March 2017, and are included 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:
Original strike reports
For February 23rd-24th the Coalition reported no strikes nearby.