On Thursday, the U.S. military declared an airstrike it conducted in Mosul, Iraq on March 17, 2017 killed at least 105 civilians.
U.S. Central Command( CentCom) said it was targeting two ISIS snipers with a precision-guided munition, but the disturb unknowingly exploded explosives the fighters had placed in the building, BBC News reports.
In the process, over 100 civilians were killed as the building collapsed.
Our condolences go out to all those that were affected, Major General Joe Martin said in a statement. The alliance makes every feasible meter to protect civilians from harm.
But reviewers feel this airstrike, and the devastating consequences, uncovers the U.S. has been reckless with its use of airpower in congested urban centres like Mosul, particularly since Donald Trump became president.
In response to this development, Samah Hadid, Amnesty Internationals Middle East Deputy Director of campaigns, said,
While we welcome the US investigation into theairstrike, “were about” curious to know whether any lessons were learned and what steps were taken to ensure such cruelties do not occur again.
We are in no prestige at the present stage to support or affirm the results of the US investigation.
But as long as the conflict in Iraq is still raging, we call on Iraqi and US-led coalition forces to desist from applying explosive artilleries with wide-eyed country results, including cannon and mortars in overflowing residential areas and to take all feasible precautions to escape civilian casualties.
Meanwhile, there doesnt seem to be a great deal at the end of the debates about this among the U.S. public.
In spite of the large number of civilian deaths per the U.S. airstrike, hardly anyone is talking about it.
This story was not a top trend on Twitter on Thursday , nor was it among veering examinations on Google.
Is this is a sign of foolishnes of whats being does so with U.S. levy dollars in the Countries of the middle east, or just irrelevance?
Perhaps its a mixture of both.
But theres a strong example to be that made airstrikes that kill civilians expedite the cause of terrorist organizations like ISIS.
This is hardly the first time a U.S. airstrike has resulted in the loss of civilian lives.
At the end of April, the Pentagon articulated at least 352 civilians had been killed in Iraq and Syria by U.S.-led ten-strikes against ISIS targets since it began targeting the terrorist organization in 2014.
But its hard to get entirely accurate counts on civilian death toll of a war zone, some independent estimations are much higher.
The Pentagon investigation into the March strike that killed at least 105 civilians introduced the primary blame on ISIS , according to The New York Times.
But, one is left to wonder whether tenants of Mosul appear the same way.
Many experts agree airstrikes that kill civilians serve as a recruiting implement for terrorist groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda.
With that articulated, the U.S. populace should arguably take more those who are interested in whats being done in its identify abroad and question whether its genuinely helping to keep Americans safe.