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Pentagon to reveal number of civilians killed by coalition’s airstrike in Mosul

On Thursday, the Pentagon published its report on the investigation into a deadly airstrike the U.S.-led coalition carried out on March 17 in Mosul. According to the report, the bombing resulted in the death of 101 civilians inside the building and four people in an adjacent structure.

A small American bomb is said to have ignited a large amount of explosives which collapsed the building.

This toll is one of the highest in the American-led campaign against ISIS, the New York Times notes.

This terrible tragedy puts the proficiency of the U.S. troops under question as, according to Brig. Gen. Matthew C. Isler, they were unable to identify the number of civilians in the airstrike are because of bad weather.

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