54 civilians 'inadvertently killed' in seven US-led coalition strikes in Syria and Iraq - and the rest!

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‘The US-led coalition airstrikes in Syria and Iraq have left 54 civilians “inadvertently killed” in seven strikes between March and October, according to the coalition’s official statement.

“Although the coalition makes extraordinary efforts to strike military targets in a manner that minimizes the risk of civilian casualties, in some cases casualties are unavoidable,” the coalition said in a statement.

The deadliest strike happened on July 18, when the coalition hit a group of Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS/ISIL) fighters near Manbij in Syria. However, “up to 24 civilians who had been interspersed with combatants were inadvertently killed in a known [IS] staging area where no civilians had been seen in the 24 hours prior to the attack,” the coalition statement said.’

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