A local woman reported that eleven members of her family – mostly children – died in an airstrike on June 20th. Civil defence units sought to retrieve the bodies on June 29th with Mrs Mohammed in attendance.
Reporter Sam Kimball, who accompanied the recovery, incuded the following report: “Nadia Aziz Mohammed, 47, at left, watches as an excavator from #Mosul‘s Civil Defense team digs out the meters-deep rubble of her former home inside Mosul’s Old City, searching for bodies. Nadia lost 11 family members in an airstrike that pulverized her home, which she says was carried out just 9 days ago by Coalition air forces in an effort to kill an #ISIS fighter on the roof, a major and ongoing cause of civilian deaths in the battle. She fled Mosul in 2014 when #IslamicState fighters executed her husband, an #Iraq‘i military officer. Now she returns to her neighborhood, while the final shots are fired by Iraqi forces and ISIS fighters only 200 meters away, to claim the bodies of nieces, nephews, and cousins. “Why?! When they have such precise technology, why don’t they know they are striking a bedroom full or women and children?!”
A senior Coalition official informed Airwars on July 5th that “it is primarily Coalition aircraft conducting AIR strikes in Mosul. It has been a number of weeks since the Iraqis flew there.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Mar 28, 2018
The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
Original strike reports
For June 19th-20th the Coalition reported: “Near Mosul, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed 36 fighting positions, 10 medium machine guns, four rocket-propelled grenade systems, four mortar systems, a supply cache, a vehicle, and an anti-air artillery system; and damaged 12 fighting positions.”