Why Is The U.S. Killing Such A Lot Of Civilians In Syria And Iraq?

Even as the American military has accelerated its bombing, there is no independent assessment of the intelligence used to identify targets.
Advertisement Continue reading the main storyUntil June 13, the American military had only two people investigating Iraqi and Syrian civilian casualties full time.
Since the air war began some 22,000 airstrikes ago, military officials have repeatedly claimed that they “do everything possible” to protect civilians.
If the military were concerned about civilian deaths, more investigators with training and experience in targeting would be assigned to those teams.
Also, more strikes have occurred in populated areas, like Mosul, the Islamic State’s last stronghold in Iraq.

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