Civilian casualties possible in US-led strike on Iraq hospital: Pentagon

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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 the Takfiri Daesh terrorists in Iraq’s troubled northern province of Nineveh.

The US military said the aerial attack was initially thought to have struck a van carrying Daesh militants near the militant-held city of Mosul, located some 400 kilometers north of the capital Baghdad, on Thursday.

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 asserted that Daesh members 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.”

On December 9, at least 90 Iraqi soldiers were…

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  • rejco

    These horrifying crimes by the terrorist nation USA must be stopped and those responsible held accountable..

  • Mick McNulty

    Their utter lawlessness makes them gangsters. A mafia. Their bootleg liquor is oil, the boys they send round are armies and their drive-by shootings an A-10 strafing.

  • Rafael Espericueta

    If bombing a hospital isn’t terrorism, what is? The net result of bombing a hospital is many more terrorists, like the relatives of everyone in the hospital.

  • desertspeaks

    Oh look, the US gvt bombed yet ANOTHER hospital.. what is this like 12 hospitals that the US bombed now? Interestingly, when the US bombs yet another hospital, it’s always a mistake but when anyone else “except israel” bombs a hospital, the US instantly claims the bombing was an intentional war crime. Well, that’s their reasoning! Insane much?/