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The Independent: US-led coalition admits killing at least 220 civilians in air strikes against Isis in Syria and Iraq
Oil tanker drivers and civilians trapped in Mosul among those confirmed dead.
The official number of civilians killed in the US-led coalition’s air strikes in Syria and Iraq has risen to 220 amid fears for up to 750,000 people trapped in Mosul.
Humanitarian organisations have warned that the real total may be far higher, with monitoring group Airwars counting at least 2,400 innocent men, women and children killed in the anti-Isis bombing campaign.
US Central Command, which leaders Operation Inherent Resolve, confirmed 21 civilian deaths in nine new incidents in its latest round of investigations.
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Update: 220 civilians killed by strikes in Iraq, Syria since 2014: U.S. military (Reuters).
WNU Editor: This number keeps on going up and up. The coalition has dropped tens of thousands of bombs since the start of the campaign against the Islamic State. The idea that only 220 civilians have been killed during this entire time .... especially only 21 in he past 3 months .... US Military Confirms Deaths of 21 Syrian, Iraqi Civilians in Strikes in 3 Months (Sputnik) stretches the imagination.