Local sources said that nine people from the same family died in an unspecified airstrike on their house in Al-Farouk Street, in Farouk neighbourhood in West Mosul, at midnight. Sources did not state who was responsible for the airstrikes.
Local Facebook page Sawlf Ateka reported that Tarek al-Sanjari, his five sons and two daughters died. Reportedly, a large explosion blew off the roof of the house where they were seeking protection.
A.M.S. and Urgent Mosul News listed the victims.
In its June casualty report the Coalition appeared to deny responsibility:
“27 – April 12, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
29 – April 12, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media: The report contained insufficient information on the time, location and details to assess its credibility.”
Airwars has requested additional information on the location of these events.
A UN report on the protection of civilians in context of Nineveh operations and the retaking of Mosul stated: “In the evening of 12 April, an airstrike targeting ISIL in the Farouq neighbourhood, western Mosul, killed seven civilians, including two women and a child, and wounded 11 others, including four women and two children all from the same family. An unknown number of ISIL fighters were killed and wounded. The airstrike hit an ISIL compound and a civilian home adjacent to it.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (7)
- Tariq Khalil Ibrahim al-Sanjari Adult male Father killed
- Mother of Ziad Adult female Mother killed
- Ahmed Tareq al-Sanjari Age unknown male Son killed
- Mahmoud Tarek al-Sanjari Age unknown male Son killed
- Abeer Tareq al-Sanjari Age unknown female Daughter killed
- Marwan Mohammed Khalil al-Sanjari Age unknown male Cousin killed
- Hakam Marwan al-Sinjari Age unknown male Son killed
Sources (5) [ collapse]
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. (1314)
Original strike reports
For April 10th-11th: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units; destroyed a fighting position, a supply cache, a rocket-propelled grenade system, an anti-air artillery system, one VBIED; damaged a fighting position; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit and a mortar team.”