Local press sources reported, based on a claim by Al Amaq [ISIL] press, that 46 civilians were killed and 76 injured by different forms of shelling and airstrikes by the Joint Forces on the neighbourhoods in West Mosul that were still under ISIL control. While some sources blamed the US or the Coalition for the raids, others said the Iraqi government forces and militia were responsible.
Sources had told Yaqein Agency that “the bodies of the dead are still under the rubble of the houses and that the wounded have no one to help them and [don’t have the] necessary medical supplies for treatment.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (5) [ 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
Jan 25, 2018
The report contains insufficient information of the time location and details to assess its credibility.
Original strike reports
For May 9th-10th, the Coalition reported: “Near Mosul, six strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and a sniper; destroyed seven mortar systems, five fighting positions, three VBIEDs, two supply caches, two vehicles, and a command and control node; damaged 18 ISIS supply routes, a fighting position, a tunnel; and suppressed four mortar teams and four ISIS tactical units.”