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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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