December 1, 2016 2:03 pm

54 civilians in Iraq, Syria killed in US-led airstrikes: US military

Residents survey damage in Aleppo, Syria, in this file photo. US-led coalition airstrikes killed 54 civilians in Syria and Iraq from March to October, the U.S. military says.

(Aleppo Media Center via AP)

The U.S.-led coalition killed fifty-four civilians between March 31 and Oct. 22 while carrying out airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria, the U.S. military said in a statement on Thursday.

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In one particular strike in mid-July, near the Syrian city of Manbij, up to 24 civilians were killed, the statement said.

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This brings the total number of civilians killed by the Coalition to 173 since strikes started in 2014.

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Reporting by Idrees Ali

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