Relatives reported that four or more members of the Al-Fakhri family were among those who died after airstrikes hit their house in Old Mosul.
Iraqi Spring Media Centre reported: “Eyewitnesses reported that nine civilians from two families were killed in aerial bombardment of coalition forces and artillery. The government forces targeted residential houses in the vicinity of Al Hayah neighbourhood on the right side of Mosul, including six of the family of the former Iraqi army’s Hisham Sabah al-Fakhri.” Iraqyoon also blamed the Coalition.
The incident was first reported on April 20, 2017 at 3:37 am by Iraqyoon Agency.
The victims were named as:
Family members (4)
- Salwa Hashim al-Fakhri Adult female Mother killed
- Ali Hussein Qasim al-Fakhri Adult male Father killed
- Hassan Ali al-Fakhri Adult male Son killed
- Hashem Ali al-Fakhri Adult male Son killed
Sources (9) [ collapse]
Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident only mention Old Mosul. The generic coordinates for Old Mosul are: 36.34075 43.126911
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
Jan 25, 2018
The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
Original strike reports
For April 18th-19th the Coalition publicly stated: “Near Mosul, eight strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units, destroyed 11 fighting positions, six rocket-propelled grenade systems, five anti-air artillery systems, four medium machine guns, four VBIEDs, a weapons cache, a front-end loader, an ISIS vehicle, a command and control node; and suppressed four fighting positions, four ISIS supply routes and four ISIS tactical units.”