A girl and a man were killed by mortar fire in western Mosul, according to local reports.
Sawlf Ateka posted on Facebook that a girl named Rama was killed by a mortar which landed on their home in the Meshrfa neighborhood of western Mosul. The attack wounded “all members of her family” as well.
Separately, Sawlf Ateka reported the death of a man named Khaled Abdel Wahab – identified as a nurse and father of two children – due to mortar fire in the same neighborhood.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Rama Child female killed
- Khaled Abdel Wahab Adult male Nurse and father of two children killed
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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 it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
Original strike reports
For May 8th-9th: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and a sniper; destroyed 12 fighting positions, seven rocket-propelled grenade systems, four medium machine guns, three mortar systems, two VBIED facilitation areas, two front-end loaders, a sniper position, a weapons cache, an IED facility, a roadblock, a VBIED; damaged 13 ISIS supply routes, three fighting positions; and suppressed a mortar position.