An investigation has begun to a US air strike that against ISIS forces in west Mosul, Iraq, that may have also killed over 200 civilians, including women and civilian.

Initial eyewitness press reports of the air strike on 17 March, said at least 50 bodies were recovered from the building targeted by the bombing – with the body count rising over the past few days. An inquiry is now underway with speculation that ISIS may have been using civilians as human shields, or that a strike set-off a larger vehicle-based IED. Other reports of additional causalities from coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria have led to allegations that Rules of Engagement have been loosened under direction from the White House.

News Team
27 March 2017