At least 35 civilians were allegedly killed and over 100 wounded in attacks on eight west Mosul neighbourhoods blamed on both the Coalition and Iraqi government forces.
Yaqein reported that 170 civilians were killed or wounded in several neighborhoods in western Mosul. Among those named were Rifai, Agrarian Reform, Industry and Oreibi.
Other sources, including al Jazeera, put the death toll at 35 and said that 133 civilians were injured. Most reports blamed both the Coalition and government.
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
Jan 25, 2018
The report contains insufficient information of the time location and details to assess its credibility.
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.”