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"Staggering" civilian deaths from U.S.-led air strikes in Raqqa - U.N.

Intensified coalition air strikes supporting an assault by U.S.-backed forces on Islamic State’s stronghold of Raqqa in Syria are causing a “staggering loss of civilian life”, United Nations war crimes investigators said on Wednesday. 378 more words

Politics

'Islamic State' kills hundreds of fleeing civilians in Mosul, says UN

The UN says it has credible reports that “Islamic State” (IS) has killed more than 231 civilians in the Iraqi city of Mosul city since May 26. 461 more words

Iraq

The Silent Slaughter of the US Air War

http://original.antiwar.com/Nicolas_Davies/2017/05/10/the-silent-slaughter-of-the-us-air-war/

Allowing for various interpretations of Airwars’ data, and assuming that, like such efforts in the past, it is capturing between 5 percent and 20 percent of actual deaths, a serious estimate of the number of civilians killed by the U.S.-led bombing campaign since 2014 would by now have to be somewhere between 25,000 and 190,000. 255 more words

U.S. says coalition airstrikes on ISIS have killed 352 civilians, NGO claims 3,000

WASHINGTON, April 30 (Reuters) – At least 352 civilians have been killed in U.S.-led strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria since the operation began in 2014, the U.S. 194 more words

World

The Shame of Killing Innocent People by -- Antiwar.com

http://original.antiwar.com/kelly/2017/04/28/the-shame-of-killing-innocent-people/

Iran may be providing some weapons to the Houthi rebels, but it’s important to clarify what support the US has given to the Saudi-led coalition. 328 more words

US Airstrike Kills Family of Eight Fleeing Syria Fighting -- News from Antiwar.com

http://news.antiwar.com/2017/04/24/us-airstrike-kills-family-of-eight-fleeing-syria-fighting/

Unfortunately when you are not sure who the enemy is the response (or order) is to kill everything that moves.

While it may be an unfortunate incident, bad intel or collateral damage the real reason may be more grim. 21 more words