Local residents said a number of civilians were killed after an alleged airstrike struck the Abu Huraira School in the station area. The school was reportedly being used by displaced families fleeing the violence in other neighbourhoods.
Mosul Ateka (Facebook) reported Fawad Ali Abu Abdullah (picture below) as having been killed in the raids on March 3rd, 2017.
On April 30th 2017 the Coalition accepted responsibility for 10 deaths, noting: “March 3, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS headquarters, it was assessed that 10 civilians were unintentionally killed.”
A senior Coalition official provided the following coordinates for the strike – 36°19’55.9″N 43°07’17.0″E – which locate it slightly to the south of the Ras al Jadah train station.
A UN report on the protection of civilians in context of Nineveh operations and the retaking of Mosul stated: ‘On 4 March, an airstrike reportedly targeted an ISIL convoy in the ISIL-controlled Mahata neighbourhood, western Mosul city. Sources reported that a nearby civilian residential compound was hit, killing 21 civilians, including eight women and six children, and wounding 15 others, including three children and three women. Sources also reported that a number of ISIL militants were killed and their vehicles were destroyed.’
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Fawad Ali Abu Abdullah Adult male killed
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US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
During a strike on an ISIS headquarters, it was assessed that 10 civilians were unintentionally killed.
Original strike reports
For March 2nd-March 3rd the Coalition publicly stated: “Near Mosul, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed six fighting positions, four heavy machine guns, three medium machine guns, two tunnels, a rocket-propelled grenade system, a VBIED, and a VBIED facility; damaged seven supply routes; and suppressed 22 mortar teams.”