U.S. investigating civilian casualty claims in Iraq, Syria

January 7, 2015 12:20 AM

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U.S. investigating civilian casualty claims in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Tuesday it had received 18 complaints of civilian casualties in air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, but concluded that 13 of the cases were not credible and was still reviewing the other five.

The Pentagon has said it takes allegations of civilian casualties seriously and investigates them, but in the past military officials had played down such reports.

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