A local source told Airwars’ Iraq-based field researcher that three of his family members died in the Farouk neighbourhood of Mosul, after Coalition airstrikes allegedly targeted their house at 3pm in the afternoon while they were praying.
The family member provided Airwars with the names of the casualties, his father and his two brothers.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (3)
- Mezahim Abdullah Suleman Adult male Father killed
- Maher Mezahim Abdullah Adult male Son killed
- Mohamed Mezahim Abdullah Adult male Son killed
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
Nov 29, 2018
After a review of available information and the strike video, it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.
Original strike reports
For March 8th-9th, the Coalition reported: “Mosul, fives strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed six vehicles, five tanker trucks, four mortar systems, 4 VBIEDs, two supply caches, a fighting position, an artillery system, an ISIS-held building, a tactical vehicle, an ISIS headquarters, and a weapons storage facility; damaged 32 supply routes; and suppressed nine mortar teams, a sniper team, a medium machine gun team, and an ISIS tactical unit.”