Death instead of freedom: Coalition strikes killed over 1,000 civilians

28.07.2018, Washington.

Over 1,000 civilians on the territory of Syria and Iraq were killed by the strikes of the US-led coalition fighting ISIL (organization banned in Russia) since the beginning of the anti-terrorist operation, the official report of the Combined Joint Task Force Staff informed on July 26, TASS Agency reports.

“During this period, based on information available, CJTF-OIR [Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve] assesses at least 1,059 civilians have been unintentionally killed by Coalition strikes since the start of Operation Inherent Resolve,” the report says. In June 2018, the coalition against ISIL (organization banned in Russia) assessed 314 reports of civilian deaths s as a result of its strikes. The information was assessed as not credible for 106 cases. 16 cases resulting in killing 105 civilians were confirmed. Currently, the coalition’s Staff is examining another 234 reports of civilian casualties s as a result of its actions.

The coalition against ISIL (organization banned in Russia) has been established in June 2014, and it is led by the United States of America. The actions to fight ISIL (organization banned in Russia) included airstrikes, supply of weapons and ammunition to the Iraqi army, assistance in Iraqi military training, special operations forces activity.

The coalition’s largest operations were the liberation of the Iraqi city of Mosul and the Syrian city of Raqqa. Pentagon reported that the US Army lost 16 people killed and 27 injured as a result of its military actions in the city of Mosul. The experts say that over 80 per cent of the Mosul homes were destroyed as a result of military actions. The exact civilian death toll is unknown, and it varies from hundreds to tens of thousands of killed civilians.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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