civilian casualties

Civilian Casualties in Iraq and Syria Set to Double Under Trump

The number of civilian casualties inflicted in the U.S.-led coalition’s war on the Islamic State is set to double under the Trump administration, according to an investigation conducted by Airwars, a group that monitors noncombatant deaths in Iraq and Syria. Airwars estimates that at least 2,300 civilians were killed in coalition strikes overseen by the…

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Hundreds of Civilians Dead in Mosul Airstrike

At least 200 Iraqi civilians were killed in an air raid on Mosul’s Old City Tuesday, despite the U.S.-led coalition’s attempt to reign in civilian casualties in the final phase of operations to retake the city. Scores of houses in the az-Zanjili district were destroyed in the raid, which lasted several hours, according to an…

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U.S. Admits Over 100 Civilians Killed in Mosul Strike

The U.S. military investigation of the March 17 coalition air strike on Mosul’s al-Jadidah district, alleged to have killed as many as 278 people, concluded Thursday that just over 100 people were killed in the strike. Until Thursday, the coalition would only confirm that a strike took place on the site in question, but wouldn’t…

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Is Anyone Surprised the U.S. Gov’t Just Lied About How Many Civilians It Has Killed in Drone Strikes?

The only thing surprising about the figures recently released by the U.S. government in regard to how many innocent civilians have died in U.S. drone strikes is that they released any figures or admitted to any civilian “collateral damage” at all. Foreign Policy reports: With a long-awaited presidential executive order and a two-and-a-half-page “report” released…

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