Air strikes kill kids in war-torn Iraq
AUSTRALIAN forces have been involved in two air strikes in Iraq that killed or seriously injured at least eight civilians, including the likely death of two children.
The civilian casualties, reported overnight by the US-led Operation Inherent Resolve, were the result of Australian forces fighting against ISIS troops in a battle to retake the northern city of Mosul. The first incident took place on March 30 in West Mosul after a ground crew called in an air strike to destroy a group of people believed to be members of ISIS – also known as Daesh.
A member of the Australian Defence Force was involved in the approval of the strike against the targeted group, which the aircrew later deter- mined had identified.
The group of civilians, either killed or seriously injured, are thought to have included at least one child.
The second incident was an Australian air strike on June 7, in the heavily built up area of West Mosul, targeting Daesh fighters in a residential building. been wrongly