Under Trump, Civilian Casualties Surge in U.S.-Led War on ISIS

HeadlineJul 17, 2017
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The U.S.-led war against ISIS has reportedly killed at least a dozen civilians every single day since President Trump took office six months ago. That’s according to a new investigation by the journalistic monitoring group Airwars, which says that since President Trump took office, U.S.-led coalition airstrikes and shelling in Iraq and Syria have reportedly killed more than 2,200 civilians—a far higher rate of reported civilian casualties than under the Obama administration. The investigation comes as the U.S.-led coalition continues to launch dozens of airstrikes a day against the Syrian city of Raqqa, where tens of thousands of residents are trapped without access to water or electricity. Over the weekend, the latest round of U.N.-backed peace talks about the Syrian war ended in Geneva without any plans to resolve the ongoing conflict.

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