United States-led international coalition pleaded guilty in the death of at least 396 civilians in the years 2014-2017 in Iraq and Syria to the air strikes. This is stated in the statement of the Association, RIA Novosti reported.
Also in a coalition called 15 credible reports of deaths of civilians as a result of the March bombing during the storming of Mosul and five messages about the death of civilians in February in Iraq and Syria.
In late March, the US Army said that the attack on civilians in the Iraqi city of Mosul, which killed nearly 200 people, most likely, were made by American aircraft. “If we really did it — there is reason to believe that this is so — it was an unintentional accident, which occurred during the war,” said Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, commander of the international operation against the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia) in Iraq and Syria.
Operation in the Western part of Mosul is held with participation of aircraft of the international coalition. However, due to the increased number of victims among the civilian population, the Iraqi security forces on 28 March decided to temporarily stop fighting. It was reported that the Iraqi command wants to “weigh new offensive plans and tactics” to attack terrorists without civilian casualties.
Iraqi media reported that the March 17 bombing of Mosul killed about 200 civilians. Presumably, the air strikes on the positions of militants of the international terrorist organization “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) caused the US air force. The Pentagon began checking reports of civilian deaths. 25 Mar the Ministry said that at the request of the Iraqi authorities attacked the city, but his involvement in the incident is not confirmed.