In an incident not previously tracked by Airwars, the Coalition later confirmed the deaths of three civilians in an event near Mosul.
Their September 2017 civilian casualty report noted: “During a strike on an ISIS mortar position, it was assessed that three civilians were unintentionally killed when they entered the target area after the munition was released.”
The Coalition provided Airwars with the location for this incident, accurate to within a one metre box. The location given placed the event in the Zanjili area.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Sep 1, 2017
May 19, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS mortar position, it was assessed that three civilians were unintentionally killed when they entered the target area after the munition was released.
Original strike reports
For May 18th-19th the Coalition publicly stated: “Near Mosul, five strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and a sniper; destroyed 13 fighting positions, three rocket systems, two heavy machine guns, two medium machine guns, a VBIED, and a mortar system; and damaged seven fighting positions and three ISIS supply routes.”