Local sources said that 15 people were killed and 38 wounded, including children and women, due to artillery shelling targeting Tayaran, Dawasa, Rajim Hadid, Ma’moun and Ma’ash Sooq neighborhoods in western Mosul.
While most sources did not say who was responsible for the artillery shelling, Yaqein and Niniva media center blamed the Iraqi government forces.
Niniva media center reported on Facebook that: “The population of the Ma’amon neihborhood, on the right side of the city of Mosul (south axis), [expresses] urgent cries of distress to rescue stranded civilians under the rubble of demolished houses as a result of military operations in the region against the terrorist organization Daesh.”
Different media and residents had told the center that: “There are a lot of civilians [who] have not been able to get out of their homes in Ma’amon neighborhood because of the intensification of armed confrontations between the Iraqi forces and the terrorist organization, pointing out that there are houses [which] have completely collapsed on their residents, and some of them are still alive under the rubble and could not parents and pulled them out.
And they followed [saying] that the local and central governments and international organizations should urgently intervene to save civilians from the rubble and evacuate the bodies of the martyrs.”
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
The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
Original strike reports
For February 27th-28th the Coalition publicly reported: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and an ISIS staging area; destroyed seven mortar systems, four vehicles, four fighting positions, three ISIS-held buildings, two anti-air systems, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, two VBIEDs, a supply cache, a VBIED facility and a UAV control station; damaged six tunnels and six supply routes; and suppressed 21 mortar teams and an ISIS tactical unit.”