Local sources said that three named civilians were killed – with others injured and still trapped in rubble – after their home was struck in the Sha’areen market area of Old Mosul.
The Nineveh Librate Facebook page initially noted “The martyr and nurse Nabil Younis Said (Abu Saif) who died with his son’s wife. And a 5-month-kid. Under the rubble in Mosul, they were martyred in the market of Sha’areen.” The site begged civil defence officials to attend and look for survivors.
Remarkably, Mr Said was later rescued from the site according to Sawef Ateka: “Nabil Younis al-Hayali was rescued from the rubble of his house in Mosul. Oh God, bring all our innocent people out of there.”
A relative, Amona Rashid, also reported the death of her neice: “Aisha, the 10-year old daughter of my aunt Najaka, was killed at the market of the Sha’ariyans. May God have mercy on them.”
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Nabil Younis Said Adult male also known as Abu Salif killed
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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:
Civilian casualty statements
Jun 28, 2018
After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find civilians were harmed in this strike.
Original strike reports
For July 1st-July 2nd the Coalition publicly reported: “Near Mosul, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and a sniper team; destroyed 13 fighting positions, eight IEDs, three medium machine guns, and a supply cache; damaged 11 fighting positions; and suppressed four sniper teams and two ISIS tactical units.” It additionally reported that “On July 1, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike destroyed an ISIS-held building and damaged four supply routes.”