Syria: 14 new civilian deaths in Iraq

Posted on: Jul-2016 | By: 9 Dimen | General

On Wednesday, atleast 56 civilians, including 11 children, died as they fled from a village near Manbij, The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

A bombing campaign against the Islamic State group cause total 55 people to killed with confirmed 14 new deaths. On Thursday, US Central Command declaration states, it was oversees US military operations in the Middle East followed an internal investigation into six US airstrikes between July 28, 2015 and April 29, 2016.

Centcom said in the statement, “all the measures were taken and the strikes respect with laws of armed disagreement, civilian casualties unfortunately did occur,” Critics of the US-led air strikes have accused the union of underestimating the number of resulting civilian deaths.

On Wednesday, updated toll comes after the union announced a formal examination to decide whether its July 19 air strikes near Manbij in Syria claimed civilian lives.

examination to decide whether its July 19 air strikes near Manbij in Syria claimed civilian lives said by  London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Since September 2014, around 600 Syrians, including 136 children, have been killed in union air strikes, according to the Observatory. London NGO, estimates that around more than 1,500 civilians killed in airstrikes in Syria and Iraq. Those who killed among those three civilians, who died in an April 5 strike on Mosul, Iraq targeting an IS group financial storage facility, The Centcom investigation found.

On April 29, 4 more civilians died in Mosul during strikes targeting the Australian Neil Prakash. An influential IS group recruiter — who also died in the bombardment. In another strike on 26 April one civilian died near Qayyarah in Iraq, when a motorcycle “unexpectedly appeared in the target area after the US aircraft had already released its weapon,” Centcom said.

Centcom added, “We deeply regret the unintentional loss of life and injuries resulting from our airstrikes and express our sympathies to those affected,”