Local sources reported that 59 civilians, including women and children, were killed and dozens were injured after Coalition airstrikes and shelling on 17 July neighbourhood, as well as on Old Mosul and a health centre in Oreibi neighbourhood, all in West Mosul. It was said that more than seven houses were destroyed “over the heads of residents”.
The incident was first reported on April 22, 2018 at 12:24 am by Iraqi Spring Media Center.
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Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident refer to residential buildings in the 17 July (تموز 17), as well as Old Mosul (المدینة القدیمة) and a “health centre” (مركز صحي) in the Oreibi area (العریبیي). For this reason, the coordinates given in the assessment summary are the generic coordinates for West Mosul. The coordinates for 17 July (Talmuz/تموز 17 ) are 36.3667014, 43.0854607. The coordinates for Oreibi (العریبیي) are 36.3539142, 43.0924988, although its boundary are unclear. Possible coordinates for the “health centre” in Oreibi (مركز صحي في حي العریبي) are 36.3584776, 43.0967943.
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 21st-22nd: “Near Mosul, seven strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units; destroyed six fighting positions, two VBIEDs, two mortar systems, two tactical vehicles, a weapons cache, a front-end loader, a rocket-propelled grenade system and an ISIS warehouse; damaged 22 ISIS supply routes and two fighting positions; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit and rocket team.”