The Pentagon said the number of confirmed casualties among civilians in Syria and Iraq from attacks by U.S. air force
The Pentagon said the number of confirmed casualties among civilians in Syria and Iraq from attacks of the U.S. air force: for almost a year (from 20 Nov 2015-10 September) in 24 incidents killed 64 civilians.
“The results of the analysis of reports and databases, conducted over several months to determine, was whether the coalition airstrikes cause the deaths of civilians, Central command revealed that over the past year as a result of applying forces of the United States 24 strikes in Iraq and Syria, unfortunately, killed 64 civilians, six more got wounds”, – is spoken in the message of the Central command of the Armed forces. The site shows a list with the date and time for all 24 incidents.
As noted by the representative of CENTCOM, Colonel John Thomas, in each of these cases, “has taken all reasonable precautions and comply with the laws of armed conflict,” but “it has not helped to avoid a tragic outcome”, quoted by TASS.
The representative of the army says that the US is trying to minimize the number of incidents “even at the cost of losing the chance to strike a blow at a really important purpose.”
According to the American side, the most tragic incident occurred on March 5 of this year about the Iraq Mosul. The purpose of the U.S. air force was the place of production of weapons for the militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). Then killed 10 civilians. Five others were killed on 20 November 2015 in the area of Deir ez-Zor in Syria: the group had been close to militant groups, which have been subject to air strikes.
“Interfax” recalls that many human rights organizations estimate the scale of losses among civilians differently. So, Amnesty International estimates the civilian casualties Syria at least 300 people. This indicates that the number of victims among civilians has increased significantly since the end of 2015, when the United States began preparations for an attack on ISIS in Iraq’s Mosul and Syria’s raqqa.