The US-led coalition in Iraq and Syria admits that it has accidentally killed 1,300 civilians in the last five years … despite guards claiming it is closer to 13,000
- Airwars – a non-profit & # 39; transparency project & # 39; – places victims on nearly 13,000
- Coalition said it carried out 34,502 strikes between August 2014 and April 2019
- In 2017, only activists said more than 1,600 civilians were killed
Operation Inherent Resolve, the US-led coalition against IS said that since 2014 they have inadvertently killed more than 1,300 civilians in Iraq and Syria.
In its monthly report on the number of injured, the coalition – consisting mainly of the US, UK, France and Iraq in Syria – reports that it has carried out 34,502 strikes since its air raid against IS when the terrorist group took over large parts of the territory. .
Eight months ago, the coalition stated that it had accidentally killed 1100 civilian casualties and is currently still assessing 111 new allegations of death as a result of their actions.
A photo taken in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor shows explosions following bombardments by US-backed troops on the Islamic State Group-seized Baghouz hold on 11 March
Airwars – a non-profit & # 39; transparency project & # 39; – places victims among nearly 13,000, including more than 3,500 named victims, with Amnesty International having previously called for clarity about figures.
In April this year, CJTF-OIR (Joint Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve) brought 122 open reports from the previous months and received seven new reports.
In 2017 alone, activists said more than 1,600 civilians were killed during US-led coalition air and artillery attacks during the offensive to drive the Islamic State group from Raqqa, Syria, nearly 10 times higher than the coalition's estimates.
The coalition said their campaign caused 180 deaths, but Airwars and Amnesty International urged them to & # 39; almost two years of denial & # 39; to end about killing of this nature.
The two humanitarian groups said they conducted their own investigations at 200 strike locations and succeeded in identifying 1,000 victims.
A photo taken on July 9, 2017 shows smoke billowing after an air raid by US-led international coalition forces targeting the Islamic State (IS) in Mosul, Iraq
At the time, a coalition spokesperson told the BBC that & # 39; any accidental loss of human life during the defeat of (IS) is tragic. However, it must be balanced against the risk that the (IS) will be able to continue terrorist activities and cause pain and suffering to everyone they choose ".
The spokesperson added that the troops & # 39; methodically use important measures to minimize civilian casualties & # 39 ;.
The 111 open reports are based on local media reports and Airwars reports. CJTF-OIR has rejected several other Airwars reports for lack of information on time, location and details to assess their credibility.
Since 30 April, the regime and the Russian fire have killed 288 civilians, including 67 children in northwestern Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
A photo taken on March 14, 2018 shows an image of the destruction around the Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Hour (L) in the ancient city of Mosul
A deal in September was to prevent a full regime offensive in Idlib province and neighboring territories owned by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, the former al-Qaeda partner in Syria.
But since the end of April, the regime and its Russian ally have been carrying out deadly air strikes and rocket strikes on the jihadist stronghold – killing a total of 948 people, including hunters on both sides.
On Thursday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin by telephone that it was important to apply the ceasefire without delay to once again focus on finding a political solution to the Syrian conflict.
The conflict has killed more than 370,000 people since it started in 2011. Airwars says that between 3,270 and 4,767 civilian casualties were the result of Russian action.
They suggest that the Turkish action in Iraq and Syria killed 406-744 innocent victims.
The coalition's previous active warring parties are the Netherlands, Canada, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Jordan.
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