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The Guardian: US admits Mosul airstrikes killed over 100 civilians during battle with Isis
2017-05-30 00:41:25

A Pentagon investigation says at least 105 Iraqi civilians lost their lives in a US airstrike on the embattled Iraqi city of Mosul back in March.

The US bombarded a concrete building in Mosul’s western al-Jadida district, where Iraqi forces were fighting against terrorists, on March 17. The deadly aerial assault caused the building to collapse.

The Pentagon acknowledged in a statement that the US had carried out the fatal attack and launched a probe into whether it was US munitions, explosives belonging to Takfiri Daesh militants, or both that caused the building to fall down.

On Thursday, the Pentagon investigation found that a 500-pound US GBU-38 bomb triggered secondary explosions from devices clandestinely planted by Daesh in the building, causing the structure to collapse.

US Air Force Brigadier General Matthew C. Isler, the lead investigator, said 101 civilians were killed in the building, and four others died in a nearby structure.

"The secondary explosion triggered a rapid failure of the structure, which killed the two ISIS snipers, 101 civilians sheltered in the bottom floors of the structure and four civilians in the neighboring structure to the west," Isler said

He also noted that 36 civilians were still unaccounted for, adding that the US and Iraqi forces did not know there were civilians in the building or that it had been rigged with explosives.

This is while local officials and eyewitnesses say as many as 240 people may have been killed in the US air raid.

The death toll is one of the highest in the military camping led by the US against what are said to be ISIS targets.

 


 

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