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Pentagon admits war on Isis has killed more than 1,100 civilians in Syria and Iraq

The US-led coalition fighting against Isis in Syria and Iraq admitted to killing at least 1,114 civilians in air and artillery strikes in the four-year span of the war.

Inherent Resolve, the codename for the US-dominated coalition combating the jihadi group, said it had launched a total of 30,008 strikes on suspected Isis targets between August 2014 and August 2018, and that each allegation of civilian casualties has been investigated.

It is a significant number but far less than the more than 6,000 people assessed to have been killed by independent monitors.

“We continue to employ thorough and deliberate targeting and strike processes to minimise the impact of our operations on civilian populations and infrastructure,” said a press release issued by the Pentagon. “This process includes thorough review and vetting of each target package prior to a strike, and another review after that strike.”

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While contending that the number of civilian casualties is far higher, critics praised the US military for improving its measures of accountability. “While that number remains far below public estimates of harm we have seen significant improvements in how the coalition monitors battlefield casualties which we hope will be standard practice in future conflicts,” Chris Woods, director of the UK-based war monitoring organisation Airwars, said in a statement.

Airwars estimates at least 6,500 civilians killed.

Other critics say the US does far too little to assess the impact of its bombs, and continues to undercount unintentional deaths. “The first problem is that they do not do proper investigations,” Donatella Rovera, a senior researcher for Amnesty International, told The Independent. “They go to Iraq, Syria, Raqqa and go around to talk to their partners. They do not talk to survivors and witnesses.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, those numbers are something President Trump should be happy about; when it comes to being the "Assassination Nation" to the world, the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika is absolutely NUMBER ONE!!

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