The human rights organization Amnesty International criticized the US-led coalition’s conduct, claiming that it doesn’t evaluate the damage the forces are causing to bystanders during their war against ISIS. The Pentagon reject these claims, stating that the forces are doing their best to reduce the amount of damage caused to innocent bystanders.
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The human rights organization Amnesty International accused the US-led coalition of not doing enough to avoid civilian casualties in Syria during its war against ISIS.
“It’s high time the US authorities come clean about the full extent of the civilian damage caused by coalition attacks in Syria,” stated Lynn Maalof, deputy director for research at Amnesty International’s Beirut regional office.
“We fear the US-led coalition is significantly underestimating the harm caused to civilians in its operations in Syria,” she added.
The organization stated that since September 2014, around 300 civilians were killed in 11 attacks that were conducted by the coalition. “Analysis of available evidence suggests that in each of these cases, coalition forces failed to take adequate precautions to minimize harm to civilians and damage to civilian objects,” Maalouf accused.
The Pentagon rejected these claims, stating that the coalition is doing its best efforts to avoid civilian casualties.