In an incident not previously tracked by Airwars, on December 28th 2017 the Coalition said it had concluded an assessment on social media claims of civilian harm “80. April 28, 2017 near Mosul, Iraq via social media report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.”
No additional details are presently known.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (1) [ 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
Dec 28, 2017
The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility. (451)
Original strike reports
For April 27th-28th the Coalition publicly stated: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units; destroyed eight front-end loaders, two recoilless rifles, a vehicle, a mortar system, an excavator, and an anti-air artillery system; damaged a VBIED facility and suppressed two mortar teams.”