Washington, – The international coalition led by the United States that fights jihadism in Syria and Iraq today admitted the death of another five civilians, which means that 1,302 citizens have been killed by the actions of the alliance since the beginning of its operations in August. of 2014, military sources reported.
This new data also includes a new victim who “by mistake” had not been previously counted in relation to an action carried out in Mosul on February 22, 2017 and which, despite having been confirmed as a civil death hands of the coalition, had not been included in the database, the coalition said in a statement.
The data collected in the last monthly report represents a significant reduction in relation to the last document, published at the end of April, when the alliance identified 34 new civilian victims.
These figures are the result of the investigations carried out by the coalition on a regular basis and that are presented in a report every month, the latest edition of which was published today.
Throughout the month of April, the coalition worked on 122 ongoing investigations and received 7 new complaints about possible failed attacks, which represents the same allegations as those included in the previous document.
In total, the alliance completed 18 of those investigations: 3 of which were considered credible, one was duplicated and 15 were discarded. The remaining 111 investigations remain open, including a previously closed one that was activated again “after obtaining new information” about the incident.
All civilians lost their lives “unintentionally” in the framework of the “Inherent Resolve” operation, the alliance said in a statement.
“We continue to employ meticulous attacks and with established objectives to minimize the impact of our operations on civilian populations and infrastructures, this process contemplates the review and selection of each objective before an attack, as well as a new examination after the attack,” coalition.
In total, there have been 34,502 attacks in the region between August 2014 and the end of last April, the alliance explained.
USA It leads the international coalition, made up of 74 countries and 5 international organizations that, under the auspices of the United Nations Security Council, aims to put an end to jihadism in Syria and Iraq. (EFEUSA)