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U.S.-led fight on ISIS have killed 352 civilians: Pentagon

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At least 352 civilians have been killed in U.S.-led strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria since the operation began in 2014, the U.S. military said in a statement on Sunday.

The Combined Joint Task Force, in its monthly assessment of civilian casualties from the U.S. coalition's operations against the militant group, said it was still assessing 42 reports of civilian deaths.

It added that 45 civilians were killed between November 2016 and March 2017. It reported 80 civilian deaths from August 2014 to the present that had not previously been announced. The report included 26 deaths from three separate strikes in March.

The military's official tally is far below those of other outside groups. Monitoring group Airwars said more than 3,000 civilians have been killed by coalition air strikes.

Included in Sunday's tally were 14 civilians killed by a strike in March that set off a secondary explosion, as well as 10 civilians who were killed in a strike on Islamic State headquarters the same month.

"We regret the unintentional loss of civilian lives ... and express our deepest sympathies to the families and others affected by these strikes," the Pentagon said in a statement.
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  • Elzo69RenaissanceElzo69Renaissance Never selling dreams, always serving cream SeattlePosts: 50,196 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Shit man collateral damage son...what ppl expect when the combat theater is a residential neighborhood
    As I look back over a misspent life, I find myself more and more convinced that I had more fun posting on the IC than in any other enterprise. It is really the life of kings.

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  • marc123marc123 Posts: 16,442 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • leftcoastkevleftcoastkev R.I.P. The Jacka Bay Area, CAPosts: 6,177 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Key words "At least".
  • northside7northside7 Posts: 25,414 ✭✭✭✭✭
    R0mp wrote: »
    Women, children, the elderly, and the disabled will die horrific deaths in war. It's one of the reasons why war is horrible.

    It has to happen.
  • AZTGAZTG Posts: 7,306 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Its all good though. The army did express their deepest sympathies.
  • dalyricalbanditdalyricalbandit Co-Owner Of AllhipHop.com, Super Moderator, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 67,285 Regulator
    Some American folks still mad about 9/11 and that was 16yrs ago.

    now imagine 16yrs of bombs, bullets flying from every way and family and friends dropping, your home and city getting wrecked how them folks feel
  • SandinistaSandinista Posts: 453 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This is one of the reasons I think Americans are so trigger happy and so pro-War. Every American experience with War in this century has always been "someone and/or someone else gets fucked up". It's like a video game for most Americans. I bet you 90% of them have no idea over 100,000 Iraqis died in the war we started over sum bullshit.

    That's two Vietnams.

    I had a German teacher who showed me a faded, black and white picture of a little blonde girl, maybe 4 or 5 years old. He said they lived in Hamburg during World War II and when the Allies bombed his town, his family ran to the basement for shelter but homegirl ran out 'cause she forgot her doll. They never saw her again. Not even a body. Half the town was burnt in a firestorm.

    Now ask that motherfucker whether or not he is pro-War.
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