Local sources said that at least 90 civilians were killed and injured as a result of ongoing fighting and shelling in Old Mosul, especially in the vicinity of the Al-Nouri Mosque and the destroyed Hadba Minaret. It is presently unclear which parties were responsible.
Yaqein agency reported that 71 civilians died, and others were wounded. It said the Joint Forces were responsible for the shelling – yet the precise role of the Coalition and/or Iraqi forces remains unclear.
Local Facebook page Sawlf Ateka later said that Rafa Abd al-Ahmad al-Lahibi, known as Abu Hassan died in the raids. A mortar allegedly hit his house in al-Makkawi area.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Rafa Abd al-Ahmad al-Lahibi Adult male also known as Abu Hassan killed
Sources (3) [ 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:
Original strike reports
For June 26th-27th the Coalition publicly reported: “On June 26, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position, a medium machine gun, a rocket-propelled grenade system and an ISIS headquarters.” It additionally reported that “On June 26, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position, a medium machine gun, a rocket-propelled grenade system and an ISIS headquarters.”
Civilian casualty statements
Nov 29, 2018
After a review of available information and the strike video, it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.