US airstrikes killed 64 civilians in Iraq and Syria over 10-month period

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Pentagon releases details of casualties between November 2015 and September 2016, included in total of 119 civilian deaths in US strikes since 2014

Sixty-four civilians were killed and eight injured in 24 US airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria between 20 November 2015 and 10 September 2016, the US military said in a statement on Wednesday.

“In each of the cases released today, the assessment determined that although all feasible precautions were taken and strikes complied with laws of armed conflict, civilian casualties unfortunately did occur,” Colonel John Thomas, a spokesman for US Central Command, said in a statement.

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