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US-led coalition admits another 54 civilian deaths in Syria, Iraq strikes

  • Thursday 01, December 2016 in 9:58 PM
  •  A US-led air strike in October in Kobani, Syria
Sharjah 24 – AFP: The US-led coalition bombing Daesh group in Syria and Iraq said Thursday that 54 civilians had been "inadvertently killed" in seven air strikes between March and October.
"Although the coalition makes extraordinary efforts to strike military targets in a manner that minimizes the risk of civilian casualties, in some cases casualties are unavoidable," the coalition said in a statement.
 
A July 18 strike that killed 100 Daesh fighters also killed as many as 24 civilians, the statement added.