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624 civilians killed in US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria: Report

624 civilians killed in US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria

A report released by the US-led coalition says its airstrikes against purported Daesh targets in Syria and Iraq have claimed the lives of at least 624 civilians since the start of the military campaign in 2014. The coalition made the announcement on Friday, claiming that the civilians had been “unintentionally killed” over a span of 34 months between August 2014 …

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Mosul civilians between ‘a rock and a hard place’ – ISIS & US-led coalition strikes

Mosul civilians between 'a rock and a hard place' - ISIS & US-led coalition strikes

. Civilians in Mosul are in densely populated areas, and it makes any airstrikes, even artillery fire, very problematic. If they try to escape, they are killed by ISIS. So, it is a no-win situation for the civilians, says former Pentagon official Michael Maloof. About 100,000 Iraqis have fled the city of Mosul over the past three weeks as the …

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