Local sources said that three named family members were killed and their daughter injured on the morning of April 8th, after an airstrike reportedly struck their house in West Mosul. They also reported a “number of wounded”. Yaqein said a “wrong” Coalition airstrike killed three and wounded two of the same family in West Mosul that day. Other sources did not state who was responsible.
Sawlf Ateka (local Facebook group) reported that: “The young man Hudhayfah Saad Khalil was martyred with his father Said Khalil and his mother, engineer Najwa Hashim Ismail after the bombing of their house in the neighborhood of July 17 in the street of Al-Walaa school in West #Mosul on the morning” and expressed hopes that “their daughter recovers quickly”.
Several other sources also reported their names.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (3)
Sources (6) [ collapse]
from sources (2) [ 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
Jun 28, 2018
After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.
Original strike reports
For April 7th-8th: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed four mortar systems, two fighting positions, a supply cache, a VBIED factory, an ISIS-held building, and a front-end loader; damaged two supply routes; and suppressed 14 ISIS mortar teams and five ISIS tactical units.”