Local sources reported that airstrikes on Tammuz (17 July) neighbourhood in West Mosul killed and injured forty civilians, in a dawn attack.
Iraqyoon said that two neighbourhoods were hit, noting that “an aerial bombardment targeted the neighborhoods of July 17 ( Tammuz ) and al-Rifa’i, West Mosul.”
Mosul News Agency blamed the Coalition. Other sources did not say who was responsible.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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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
Mar 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 22nd-23rd 2017 : “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units; destroyed six mortar systems, four fighting positions, four rocket-propelled grenade systems, three ISIS vehicles, two front-end loaders, two ISIS watercraft, one weapons cache, and a tunnel; damaged 11 ISIS supply routes and a fighting position; and suppressed two ISIS tactical units.”