892 civilians have been killed as a result of operations of the US-led coalition in Iraq and Syria since 2014, the US-led coalition said in a statement on May 31.
“The Coalition conducted a total of 29,358 strikes between August 2014 and end of April 2018. During this period, based on information available, CJTF-OIR assesses at least 892 civilians have been unintentionally killed by Coalition strikes since the start of Operation Inherent Resolve.
In the month of April, CJTF-OIR carried over 476 open reports from previous months and received four new reports. The assessment of 159 civilian casualty reports have been completed. Five reports were determined to be credible, resulting in nine unintentional civilian deaths, while 149 were assessed to be non-credible and five to be duplicate. A total of 321 reports are still open,” the statement said.
It’s interesting to note that the US-led coalition described 149 reports about civilian casualties on casualties as a result of its actions as false.
Furthermore, 321 erports of the 476 existing are still open. So, casualties from these reports are not included in the provided number.