“There’s no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.” – Howard Zinn
On Monday, at least 21 civilians were killed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in and around Manbij, Syria. On Tuesday, U.S.-led airstrikes killed at least 56 civilians including 11 children north of Manbij. Other reports estimated that Tuesday’s strikes claimed at least 85 civilian lives. These strikes have led to what may well be the largest civilian death toll caused by U.S.-led coalition forces since the U.S. began bombing ISIS nearly two years ago. Airwars, an independent monitoring group, estimates that the total number of civilians killed by the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria since the start of the campaign against ISIS is now at least 1,422.
Amnesty International strongly condemned the strikes and called on the U.S. to do more to avoid civilian casualties. “There must be a prompt, independent and…
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