An Iraqi Air Force helicopter fires missiles against Islamic State militants, during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, in Mosul, Iraq March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
US News and World Report: U.S. General Pushes Back Against Claims of Indiscriminate Bombing in Mosul
Following claims of hundreds of civilian deaths in Mosul, Air Force Brig. Gen. Matthew Isler says the ‘risk calculus’ has not changed.
A top general overseeing the U.S.-led coalition's air campaign against the Islamic State group pushed back Thursday against claims warplanes under his command are being less discriminate in preventing civilian deaths, following reports earlier in the day that airstrikes in Mosul killed more than 200 civilians and that civilian casualties have risen under the administration of President Donald Trump.
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WNU Editor: Air Force Brig. Gen. Matthew Isler may be "pushing back" against claims of large number of civilian casualties in the battle for Mosul, but the Air Force is pursuing an investigation .... Pentagon investigating report that US-led airstrike killed more than 100 civilians in Iraq (FOX News). More here .... US Probes Civilian Deaths in Mosul Amid ‘Unprecedented Levels’ of Fighting (Sputnik).