29 Dec '16, 11pm

US-led coalition: Airstrike in Mosul might have killed civilians

WASHINGTON — The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group launched an investigation Thursday into an airstrike against a terrorist target that could have killed civilians, the coalition announced in a statement. The airstrike was conducted Thursday and destroyed a van that had Islamic State fighters inside firing a recoilless rifle, but coalition officials later determined the target was struck in the parking lot of a hospital where civilians might have been present, according to an Operation Inherent Resolve statement. It was not clear how many civilians might have been killed. The coalition “takes all allegations of civilian casualties seriously and this incident will be fully investigated and the findings released in a timely and transparent manner,” the statement read. When faced with allegations of killing civilians, coalition officials have said they typic...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/us-led-coalition-airstrike-in...

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