Coalition Airstrikes Unintentionally Killed Over 800 Civilians in Iraq, Syria

Coalition Airstrikes Unintentionally Killed Over 800 Civilians in Iraq, Syria

Over 800 civilians have been killed as a result of airstrikes conducted by the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria since the battle against Islamic State (ISIS) in 2014, the coalition reported on Thursday (November 30).

The airstrikes were conducted between August 2014 and October 2017 that resulted in unintentional deaths of at least 801 civilians.

“We continue to hold ourselves accountable for actions that may have caused unintentional injury or death to civilians,” the coalition said in its report.

The Coalition said it carried out a total of 28,198 air raids during the three year anti-ISIS air campaign in Iraq and Syria.  The airstrikes included 56,976 separate engagements.

The Coalition has received 1,790 reports of potential civilian casualties as a result of the airstrikes during the period and 696 reports is still being assessed.