Coalition says it hit Mosul site where civilians reportedly killed

The US-led coalition against the Islamic State group said Saturday that it struck a location in west Mosul where civilians were reportedly killed by aerial bombing.

Published: 25th March 2017 08:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th March 2017 08:19 PM   |  A+A-

Iraqi special forces soldiers sit on their tank as they pass by the Samah front line neighborhood in Mosul city.(Photo |AP)

By AFP

BAGHDAD:  The US-led coalition against the Islamic State group said Saturday that it struck a location in west Mosul where civilians were reportedly killed by aerial bombing.

"An initial review of strike data... indicates that, at the request of the Iraqi security forces, the coalition struck (IS) fighters and equipment, March 17, in west Mosul at the location corresponding to allegations of civilian casualties," it said in a statement.

Iraqi officials say that strikes in west Mosul have killed dozens of people in recent days, but the number of victims could not be independently confirmed, and the toll from the specific strike referenced by the coalition was unclear.

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