A single source reported that dozens of civilians were killed or injured during the last two days due to different types of shelling in downtown/central Mosul. It was reported that many of the injured had no access to medical treatment and that people were unable to leave their homes, which were damaged by the bombings.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (1) [ collapse]
Geolocation notes (2) [ collapse]
The incident report mentions multiple neighbourhoods in old Mosul but does not identify where the casualties occurred. The coordinates for the neighbourhoods are as follows: Sarqhana (السرجخانة) midpoint 36.342500, 43.130556; Farouk (الفاروق) midpoint 36.3431411, 43.1257262; Maydan (المیدان) midpoint: 36.335556, 43.125; Ras al Kor (راس الكور) midpoint: 36.3468977, 43.129921. Airwars’ assessment uses the generic coordinates for Old Mosul.
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:
Civilian casualty statements
Nov 30, 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 March 10th-11th: “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, an ISIS heavy machine gun team and an ISIS sniper team; destroyed six fighting positions, two heavy machine guns, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, two VBIEDs, two VBIED factories, two mortar systems, a command and control node, a tactical vehicle, a roadblock, a supply cache, and an ISIS-held building; damaged eight supply routes and an ISIS-held building; and suppressed 17 ISIS mortar teams and ten ISIS tactical units.”