A civilian Yazidi woman was reportedly killed following the bombardment of areas within Old Mosul. However, it was not immediately clear who was responsible.
The victim from the village of Kuju and she is a sister of Catherine. Previously kidnapped by ISIS.
Abather Altamimi reported that the woman was killed during shelling of the last pockets of ISIS sites within Mosul, where an estimated 2,000 families remained – with many being used as human shields by the terror group.
None of the sources reporting the incident attributed responsibility.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Nasreen Alias Mrad Adult female via Abather Altamimi killed
Sources (4) [ collapse]
Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the Old City of Mosul (موصل القديمة), for which the coordinates are: 36.34075, 43.126911.
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
May 31, 2018
The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
Original strike reports
For July 12th-13th, the Coalition reported: “Near Mosul, one strike engaged two ISIS tactical units; destroyed 19 fighting positions, four medium machine guns, and a rocket-propelled grenade system; and damaged five fighting positions.” It additionally reported that “On July 12, near Mosul, Iraq, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a fighting position.”