US-led coali­tion kills 54 civil­ians

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

The US-led coali­tion killed 54 civil­ians be­tween March 31 and Oct 22 in airstrikes against Is­lamic State tar­gets in Syria and Iraq, rais­ing the death toll of civil­ians to 173 since the start of the cam­paign in 2014, said the Pen­tagon on Thursday. The civil­ian deaths oc­curred in six airstrikes in Syria and one airstrike in Iraq dur­ing the pe­riod, ac­cord­ing to a Pen­tagon state­ment, which said some ca­su­al­ties were “un­avoid­able”.

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