In a statement released on Tuesday, the U.S. addressed accusations of collateral damage during its anti-ISIS air campaign over Syria and Iraq.

“From July 28, 2015 to April 29, 2016, U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria have resulted in the deaths of 14 civilians,” U.S. Central Command said in the statement. It continued: “We deeply regret the unintentional loss of life and injuries resulting from our airstrikes and express our sympathies to those affected.”

The statement, rather conviniently, failed to adress events in and around Manbij city where hundreds of civilians are feared killed in recent weeks due to U.S. airstrikes.

STATEMENT TRANSCRIPT:

“As a part of our commitment to transparency, here is a description of six U.S. airstrikes alleged to have resulted in civilian casualties and determined to be credible:

1. On July 28, 2015, near Idlib, Syria, during a strike on a senior Khorasan Group advisor, it is assessed that three civilians were killed and one vehicle destroyed when their vehicle appeared in the target area after the Coalition aircraft released its weapon.

2. On February 15, 2016, near Al Qaim, Iraq, during a strike on an ISIL staging area, it is assessed that three civilians were killed.

3. On February 16, 2016, in Ar Rayhaniyah, Iraq near Mosul, during a strike on an ISIL vehicle, it is assessed that one person was injured along the side of the road.

4. On April 5, 2016, in Mosul, Iraq, during a strike on an ISIL financial storage facility, it is assessed that three civilians were killed.

5. On April 26, 2016, in Sharqat, Iraq, near Qayyarah, during a strike on an ISIL checkpoint, it is assessed that one civilian was killed when a motorcycle unexpectedly appeared in the target area after the U.S. aircraft had already released its weapon.

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6. On April 29, 2016, in Mosul, Iraq, during a strike targeting Neil Prakash, an ISIL external operations facilitator, it is assessed that four civilians were killed when the weapon struck three civilians on the road and one civilian located on an adjacent compound.”

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Lloyd Cross
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Lloyd Cross

14 or 1400. ?????

Kevin Lindblom
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Kevin Lindblom

No matter the side but this is hypocritical. When Russia kills civilians in airstrikes it is just “collateral damage” but when US and allies do it it’s war crimes?

Ryan Riley
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Ryan Riley

Did you read the article? Its clearly says ‘the U.S. addressed accusations of collateral damage’. There is nothing about Russia in this article. You must suffer from Russophobia.

Ammar Rida
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Ammar Rida

Hahahaha is this a bad joke or what?? Motherfuckers

Jhon Doe
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Jhon Doe

terrorist camp, within the civilian community… human shield.

Balkan
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Balkan

Obvius lie, to cover the lie.

Andy
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Andy

Only fourteen ?
If muslim kills dozen GAYS,then midya started CRYING,
THE WW 3,4 and 5 STARTED,BREAKING….BREAKING ….BREAKING NEWS,THE MUSLIM TERRORIST KILL DOZEN GAYS