US-led coalition says it only killed 800 civilians since 2014

MENA

Published: 2017-11-30 15:32

Last Updated: 2017-11-30 15:32


US-led coalition says it only killed 800 civilians since 2014
US-led coalition says it only killed 800 civilians since 2014
Roya News Source

A report released by the US-led coalition said 800 civilians were killed in coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, while fighting ISIS, since 2014.

The monthly report, which estimated that 800 civilians were killed between August 2014 and October 2017, was far from the figures provided by monitoring groups.

A total of around 6,000 civilians have been killed by coalition strikes, according to monitoring groups figures.

The U.S. held itself responsible for the actions that killed or injured civilians, which they described in the report to be “unintentional.”

According to the Guardian newspaper, the report stated that the campaign against ISIS carried out more than 28,000 strikes and received around 1,800 reports of civilian casualties.

Earlier in August, 125 civilians were killed in a week only of US-led strikes on Raqqa city.

“There are civilians killed each day in coalition strikes... The closer the fighting gets to the densely-populated city centre, the more civilian deaths there are,” Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said in August.