US 'probably' involved in mass Iraqi civilian deaths

US 'probably' involved in mass Iraqi civilian deaths

Top US commander in Iraq says 'fair chance' coalition air strike had role in scores of civilian killings in Mosul blast.


The top US commander in Iraq on Tuesday acknowledged the likelihood that the US-led coalition played a role in blasts in Mosul that killed many civilians this month, but said an investigation was under way and ISIL may also be to blame.
"My initial assessment is that we probably had a role in these casualties... What I don't know is were they [the civilians] gathered there by the enemy? We still have some assessments to do," Lieutenant-General Steve Townsend told a Pentagon news briefing, speaking from Iraq.

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