US coalition acknowledges killing of 400 civilians in Syria, Iraq in 2014-2017

WASHINGTON, Apr. 02(MNA) – A US-led coalition against ISIL terrorist group said on Saturday that at least 396 civilians in Syria and Iraq were killed as result of its airstrikes conducted in 2014-2017, the coalition said in a statement.

According to the statement, between August 2014 and February 2017, the coalition conducted a total of 18,600 airstrikes, with the total number of possible civilian deaths reaching 396 people.

The coalition added that the total number of credible reports of civilian casualties during this period was 102, with 43 still being open and being assessed.

In March, Amnesty International accused the coalition of "flagrant violation of international humanitarian law" as the coalition failed to take precautions to prevent high death toll among civilians in Iraqi Mosul.

The US-led coalition of 68 nations started to carry out airstrikes against ISIL in Syria and Iraq in 2014, with the strikes in Syria not being authorized by the government or the UN Security Council.


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