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29 October 2017, 01:48 | Marta Robbins
A member of the US-backed SDF walks through the prison inside the stadium
Iraqi forces launched an attack to drive the Daesh terror group from the last territory it holds in Iraq on Thursday and the Syrian army and its allies said they planned to march on the extremists' last Syrian stronghold.
During this period, the Coalition completed the assessment of 127 reports: 105 were assessed to be non-credible, six were assessed to be duplicates of previous reports, and 16 were assessed to be credible, resulting in 51 unintentional civilian deaths.
Investigations into another 302 files, which were submitted to the coalition's office in the same month, are going on.
The Coalition and our partner forces in Iraq and Syria take extraordinary care to protect the civilian population.
The Coalition conducted a total of 27,566 strikes that included 56,099 separate engagements between September 2014 and September 2017. Pictured the aftermath of an airstrike in Kobani, Syria, Oct. 18, 2014.
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"Given evidence that non-American Coalition members are responsible for civilian deaths, it is incumbent on countries as active in the campaign as the United Kingdom to be transparent about what happens after they drop bombs in Iraq and Syria".
The official number put forward by the task force does not come close to the tally of Airwars, a United Kingdom -based nonprofit group, which documents reports of civilian deaths in Iraq and Syria. The percent of engagements that resulted in a report of possible civilian casualties was 2.26%.
Meanwhile, the troops managed to make a significant progress toward the IS-held city of Rawa, about 80 km east of al-Qaim, and took new positions outside the southern edges of the city, a security source from Anbar province told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
Samuel Oakford, an analyst for Airwars, told i: 'Given evidence that non-American Coalition members are responsible for civilian deaths, it is incumbent on countries as active in the campaign as the United Kingdom to be transparent about what happens after they drop bombs in Iraq and Syria'.
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