The US-led coalition has acknowledged the deaths of sixteen more civilians in its airstrikes against what it called Daesh positions in Iraq and Syria.
The coalition released the figure in a Thursday statement, claiming that the civilian deaths were unintentional.
The statement claimed that the total number of civilians it has killed in both countries has reached 817 since it began airstrikes there more than three years ago.
“To date, based on the information available, (the coalition) assesses at least 817 civilians have been unintentionally killed by Coalition strikes” since the beginning of the campaign in August 2014, the statement said.
The reported estimate of civilian deaths comes as independent monitors have time and again challenged US-led coalition reports and revealed that the military campaign has significantly inflicted more civilian casualties.
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