The Pentagon began reviewing reports of the deaths of about 200 civilians in the Iraqi city of Mosul in the result of the U.S. airstrikes on positions of the international terrorist organization “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). On Friday, March 24, writes The New York Times.
The investigation concerns the air strikes that allegedly could be applied in the period from 17 to 23 March, said the representative of the coalition of Colonel Joseph Scrocca. According to Iraqi major General Maan al-Saadi, special forces officers did not know that civilians were in basements. “After the bombing we were surprised that there are victims among the civilians. I think it was a trap of the militants”, — he added.
According to the publication, if the information about the number of deaths of residents of the city confirmed, this incident will be one of the most ambitious in the number of civilian casualties since the us troops in Iraq in 2003.
March 22 unidentified victims of the airstrike of the air force near the Syrian city of raqqa have been killed at least 33 people. According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for human rights, is likely to blame for the mistaken bombing lies with the aircraft of the international coalition headed by the USA.
16 March it was reported that coalition forces mistakenly struck an airstrike on a mosque in the Syrian village of El-Ataribe (province of Aleppo), which has killed at least 42 local resident. 9 March as a result of air strikes inflicted by planes of the US-led coalition in the vicinity of Raqqa, killed 23 people, including eight children.
February 2, the American military took responsibility for the deaths in Syria and Iraq 11 civilians in air strikes in the period from 25 October to 9 December proshlogo.
In October 2016, the human rights organization Amnesty International reported the death of over two years 300 Syrian civilians, victims of airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition. According to the American military during the same period, the victim was only one person.
The coalition headed by the United States carries out air strikes on terrorist positions in Syria since September 2014.