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‘100 civilians killed in Thursday night airstrikes.’ – Via The War Files


Via The War Files –  According to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, over 100 civilians (reportedly family members of Daesh terrorists) were killed in airstrikes launched on Thursday night and Friday morning. The airstrikes were carried out in the city of Al-Mayadin, part of the Deir-ez-Zor Governorate. The strikes also targeted the Shaar hospital, which was converted by the Islamic State into a residence, as well as a government building that served as a headquarters for the group’s “religious police.” The coalition acknowledged the airstrikes, but said it was “still assessing the results,” according to US Army Col. Joe Scrocca, a US military spokesman in Baghdad. “Coalition forces work diligently and deliberately to be precise in our airstrikes. Coalition forces comply with the law of armed conflict and take all reasonable precautions during the planning and execution of airstrikes to reduce the risk of harm to civilians.” Scrocca insisted that although the goal “has always been for zero civilian casualties, the coalition will abandon its commitment to its partners because of ISIS’s brutal tactics terrorizing civilians, using human shields and fighting from protected sites such as schools, hospitals and religious sites.”  

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