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Over 1,000 civilians killed by US-led forces in Iraq and Syria

Tehran,At least 1,061 civilians have been killed by US-led coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria since August 2014 during the fight against Daesh, the coalition reported on Thursday.

According to Sky News, There are still 216 uncompleted civilian casualty reports that have been received by the coalition, meaning the real count may be higher.

US-led coalition targeted civilian areas under the excuse of fighting Daesh since 2014 killing thousands of civilians, as reports by the international institutions cited.

The coalition has carried out a total of 29,920 airstrikes from August 2014 up to July 2018 targeting sites in Iraq and Syria.

Earlier, Syrian Foreign Ministry in a letter to the United Nations secretary and head of United Nations Security Council stressed that the illegal coalition was successful only in killing innocent people and demolishing the country's infrastructures.

Syrian officials have on several occasions called the US-led coalition's attacks on the country as illegal.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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