Scores of civilians are believed to have lost their lives when the so-called US-led coalition carried out an airstrike against purported positions of ISIS terrorists in Iraq’s troubled northern province of Nineveh, PressTV reported.
The US military said the aerial attack was initially thought to have struck a van carrying ISIS militants near the militant-held city of Mosul, the report said.
The strike took place “in what was later determined to be a hospital compound parking lot resulting in possible civilian casualties,” the Combined Joint Strike Force said in a statement on Thursday.
The statement said that ISIS fighters had been detected firing an anti-tank gun “before loading the weapon in the van and driving off.”
It stated that the fatal attack would be “fully investigated and the findings released in a timely and transparent manner.”