Multiple local sources quoted witnesses as saying that an entire family – consisting of nine people – died after airstrikes hit their houses in the Nabi Jarjis area of Old Mosul.
Iraq News and others said that there were women and children among the dead. The sources did not say who had carried out the raids. However, 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.”
On July 5th, citing a local source, Yaqein reported: “Civil defense teams today recovered more than 20 bodies of civilians from the rubble of houses in the Nabi Jarjis area of Mosul, where they were killed by the continuous shelling of the area.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Attached to this civilian harm incident is a provisional reconciliation of the Pentagon's declassified assessment of this civilian harm allegation, based on matching date and locational information.
The declassified documents were obtained by Azmat Khan and the New York Times through Freedom of Information requests and lawsuits filed since March 2017, and are included 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
Apr 26, 2018
After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike
Original strike reports
For June 30th-July 1st the Coalition reported: “Near Mosul, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed 38 fighting positions, 12 medium machine guns, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, and a mortar system; and damaged a fighting position.” It additionally reported that “On June 30, near Mosul, Iraq, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 23 vehicles, 10 fighting positions, two medium machine guns, two front-end loaders, two VBIEDs, an oil tanker truck, a rocket-propelled grenade system, a heavy machine gun and a supply cache.”