Airstrikes of US-Led Coalition Lead to Casualties Among Civilians & Government Forces

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The Pentagon has admitted that dozens of civilians may have been killed by an airstrike of the US-led coalition on supposed positions of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Nineveh province.

Airstrikes of US-Led Coalition Lead to Casualties Among Civilians & Government Forces

Photo: US Air Force / Staff Sgt Aaron Allmon

Tens of civilians presumably have been killed, when an airstrike was carried out by the so-called US-led coalition on supposed positions of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in the Iraqi northern province of Nineveh.

According to US military, it was initially thought that the aerial attack targeted a van, carrying IS terrorists near Mosul city on Thursday. As a statement of the Combined Joint Strike Force, released also on Thursday, noted, the airstrike was carried out on a place, which “was later determined to be a hospital compound parking lot resulting in possible civilian casualties.”

Reportedly, IS terrorists were detected, when they fired, using an anti-tank gun, “before loading the weapon in the van and driving off.” According to the statement, the fatal attack would be “fully investigated and the findings released in a timely and transparent manner.”

On December 9, aircraft of the US Air Force hit a position of the Iraqi Army in Mosul. As a result, at least 90 Iraqi soldiers were killed and 100 others were wounded, while four Humvee military trucks and eight infantry fighting vehicles were destroyed.

On October 21, US fighter jets carried out airstrikes on a Shia’s place of worship in Daquq town, located 30 kilometers to the south of Kirkuk, killing 15 women and wounding many others.

On October 5, the US-led coalition targeted a position of Iraqi pro-government fighters in Kharaeb village in al-Qayyarah region, located about 300 kilometers to the north of Baghdad. As a result, at least 20 soldiers lost their lives, while five others were wounded.

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  • Tommy Jensen

    US being clumsy again again.

    • Jens Holm

      Yes, Im afraisd som. The dayli joke could be everybody is zig-zagging, when Trup takes over.

  • John Mason

    Becoming too frequent, about time the Iraqis, Iranians and Syrians throw the US and coalition out of the Middle East.

    • Jens Holm

      If You really want to help Yourself, You should give all Your weapons to Your children and wifes, and let them shoot anyone,they wish.

      As western Im so tired of hearing, You never has any responsablity Yourself. Sometimes I think: Did USA invent Islam too.

      When millions and millions of muslims prefare to be among infidels in Europe and even more or less ruled by them, something is terrible wrong.

      But no – Its USA. And if not its a little dot named itself for Israel, which make at least the whole Middle east in chaos, And the new is the same. Reforms are going back with closed eyes and support speakers for gadgets like ISIS.

      Next new tribe flag in Syroa or Iraq will probatly say: Card need better hay.

      • Joseph Scott

        If you carefully follow US foreign policy in the Middle East (or Central Asia, or Southeast Asia, or Central or South America, or in fact Europe) you will find that while, yes, Israel causes an abundance of trouble, and does so hand-in-hand with the USA, the US Government itself causes far more trouble. From the 50s onward the US Government and it’s intelligence agencies have been the number one supporters, funders and organisers of terrorism, and the best friend of all the worst, most brutal regimes to be found. You are simply fooled because there are well-meaning Americans in the government and military who do not realise, or refuse to believe what an evil entity employs them who continue to do decent things here and there, thus unwittingly operating as a screen of virtue for the truly vile policies being devised in the lairs of Deep Government.

  • Andrew Pate

    Has this been reported in the main stream news as I have not seen it?

  • gfsdyughjgd .

    USA to never wrongs their always get wrong target from their supreme CIA intelligence.