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Pentagon Confesses Coalition Strike Killed Over 100 Civilians in Mosul

© REUTERS / U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Matthew Bruch/HandoutUS Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles are designed to conduct airstrikes in Syria and Iraq
US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles are designed to conduct airstrikes in Syria and Iraq - Sputnik International
The US-led coalition strike on March 17 against a structure in Iraq’s west Mosul triggered explosives planted by the Daesh terrorist group and resulted in 101 civilian casualties, Operation Inherent resolve investigating officer Brig. Gen Matthew Isler said in a briefing on Thursday.

Iraqi civilians walk in a neighborhood recently liberated by Iraqi security forces on the western side of Mosul, Iraq - Sputnik International
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) —The US-led coalition strike left two Daesh snipers dead, but also killed over 100 Iraqi civilians, the Pentagon said.

"A coalition US aircraft delivered a single…munition against two ISIS [Daesh] snipers," Matthew stated.

"The detonation ignited a large amount of explosive material, which ISIS fighters have previously places in the rear of the house. The secondary explosion triggered a rapid failure of the structure, which killed the two ISIS snipers, 101 civilians sheltered in the bottom floors of the structure and four civilians in the neighboring structure to the west. "

Approximately 36 Iraqi civilians who were thought to be inside a building hit during a coalition airstrike in Mosul are still unaccounted for, US Central Command said.


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