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More Than 3100 Civilians Killed By US Strikes

Agencies (Qasioun) - A non-profit group estimates that at least 3,100 civilians have died in U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria since August 2014, the start of the war against Daesh.

 

The U.S. military gives sharply lower estimates, saying such airstrikes have killed only 352 civilians, as reported by the New York Times.

 

But figures from Airwars, which tracks civilian deaths in Syira and Iraq, say that the civilian death toll is eight times higher than that what the U.S. has confirmed.

 

In addition, deaths in the first quarter of 2017 rose considerably, according to Airwars figures.

 

The New York Times wrote that operations to take Daesh strongholds such as Mosul and Raqqa played an important role in the higher death toll.

 

Noteworthy that some sources say that the toll is much higher than this where about 600 civilians were killed only in Tabqa city.

 

Source: Yeni Safak