In an incident not previously tracked by Airwars, the Coalition later confirmed the deaths of two civilians in an attack on Mosul’s Old City.
Their September 2017 civilian casualty report noted: “During a strike on an ISIS mortar position, it was assessed that two 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 on Nabi Jorjis street.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Sep 1, 2017
June 23, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS mortar position, it was assessed that two civilians, were unintentionally killed when they entered the target area after the munition was released.
Original strike reports
For June 22nd-23rd, the Coalition reported: “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and a sniper; destroyed 16 fighting positions, eight medium machine guns, three mortar systems, an artillery system, an ISIS-held building, and a rocket-propelled grenade system; damaged a fighting position; and suppressed two mortar teams and an ISIS tactical unit.” It additionally reported that “On June 22, near Mosul, Iraq, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units; destroyed seven vehicles, two medium machine guns, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, an ISIS staging area, a fighting positon, and a VBIED; and suppressed two mortar teams.”