ERBIL — The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) announced on Friday that it has "unintentionally" killed 624 civilians in both Iraq and Syria, while carrying out airstrikes against the extremist group.
According to a statement released by the coalition, it is more likely than not, that 624 civilians in both Syria and Iraq were killed in airstrikes since the start of Operation Inherent Resolve, IraqiNews reported.
During the months of June, the coalition said it has completed the assessment of 132 reports, regarding civilian casualties, of which 121 were assessed to be non-credible and only 7 were assessed to be "unintentional civilian deaths."
The statement further explained that between August 2016 and June 2017, a total of 22,983 airstrikes were conducted by the US-led coalition in both Syria and Iraq, with a total number of credible reports of civilian casualties said to be 151.
The US-led coalition, which includes 68 member states, has been conducting airstrikes against the IS militants in Syria and Iraq since the start of the military operations against the extremist group.