More than 100 civilians killed in Iraq bombing in March

May 28, 2017, 01:18
More than 100 civilians killed in Iraq bombing in March

A U.S. military investigation acknowledged that more than 100 civilians were killed in a USA air strike on a building in the Iraqi city of Mosul in March during operations against the militant Islamic State group.

According to the investigation that was released on Thursday, a March 17 attack on two ISIS snipers using "precision-guided munition" was aimed at taking out the gunmen, as well as the floor of a building they were on.

From his small patrol base north of the city, U.S. Army Capt. Devan Zimmerman said the U.S. -led coalition had already provided a significant amount of air and artillery strikes Saturday morning. The toll is one of the highest in the US -led campaign against the Islamic State, though the investigation asserts that jihadis' explosives were mainly at fault.

Abu-Khattab al-Rawi, a senior ISIS military official, was killed during a May 18 operation near Qaim, Iraq, along with three other terrorists.

"We call upon the worldwide community and especially the United States to compensate the victims", said Nuraddin Qablan, deputy president of the Nineveh provincial council, as quoted by AP.

However, residents of the al-Jadida neighborhood countered the investigation's claims on Friday, with some stating that there were no explosives in the house.

Two days ago, the Iraqi military issued a statement urging the residents of the remaining IS-held neighborhoods to leave their homes through safe corridors.

But the bomb also caused a large cache of IS explosives to detonate, leading to the catastrophic collapse of the building that had civilians sheltering downstairs, officials said.

A Pentagon investigation has found that more than 100 civilians were killed after the US dropped a bomb on a building in Mosul, Iraq, in March. The Pentagon investigation only examined the single March 17 air strike, which took place at 8.24am local time. The protection for civilians is a legal and moral obligation, 'he said.

Iraqi officials and human rights groups feel differently.

As of the most recent Centcom official count at the end of April, a total of 396 civilians had been killed since the beginning of the bombing campaign against Daesh in Iraq and Syria almost three years ago.

Once Iraq's second largest urban center in terms of population, the northern city of Mosul was overrun by Daesh - along with additional territories in northern and western Iraq - in mid-2014.

While U.S. -backed forces have fought inside Mosul during the operation to retake it from IS, Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces have largely operated in the deserts to the west cutting supply lines and attempting to begin securing Iraq's border with Syria.

Old City siege draws out Mosul fight and endangers trapped civilians as Iraqi forces inch toward victory against IS.

The US had previously only acknowledged that it "probably" had a role in the civilian deaths.

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