US-led coalition says its strikes have killed 800 Iraqi and Syrian civilians

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Estimate of deaths since 2014 is far lower than those provided by monitoring groups

The American-led coalition battling Islamic State has said at least 800 civilians have been killed in airstrikes in Iraq and Syria since its campaign began in 2014 – far fewer than the numbers documented by monitoring and human rights groups.

Credible monitoring teams have produced estimates of civilian deaths that go as high as nearly 6,000, raising questions over America’s commitment to protecting civilian lives as it bombed militant strongholds.

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