Local sources reported that one civilian was killed and eight others were injured in airstrikes on Al Saha neighborhood in West Mosul. Shafaaq spoke of a ‘mistaken airstrike’ by ‘unidentified warplanes’. It also caused the destruction of three houses.
Moreover, Urgent Mosul News and Yaqein reported mortar shelling by Iraqi forces on the neighbourhood the same day, killing four.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (3) [ collapse]
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
Dec 28, 2017
After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties. (1291)
Original strike reports
For April 6th-7th the Coalition publicly stated: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed four mortar systems, three fighting positions, two VBIED factories, two command and control nodes, a rocket system, and a tactical vehicle; and suppressed six mortar teams and two ISIS tactical units.”