In its July 2017 civilian casualty report, the Coalition reported that it could not assess the credibility of an NGO report indicating civilian casualties in the vicinity of Mosul. In the report, the Coalition wrote: “April 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report: The report contained insufficient information on the time, location and details to assess its credibility.”
Airwars had previously been unaware of such a report, and has been unable to locate any related public report.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (1) [ collapse]
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
Jul 7, 2017
The report contained insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
Original strike reports
For April 29th-30th, the Coalition reported: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units; destroyed two mortar systems, a vehicle, a fighting position, a VBIED, a tactical vehicle, and an ISIS staging area; damaged seven ISIS supply routes; and suppressed an artillery system.”