US admits civilians might have died in coalition air strikes in Syria and Iraq

January 7, 2015 12:54 PM

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The US is reviewing the possibility that civilians may have died in coalition air strikes in Iraq and Syria. Central Command is carrying out the investigation and has admitted for the first time that members of the general public could have perished.

US Central Command is overseeing 18 incidents, in which civilians were possibly killed. Thirteen have already been dismissed; however, officials say that five merit further review. Defense officials added that two cases have warranted formal investigation.

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