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Under Trump, US kills 2,200 civilians in Syria, Iraq

Civilians and search and rescue team members carry out search and rescue works after a warcraft belonging to Syrian army hit Binnish town of Idlib in Syria on 12 January, 2017 [Gaes Sayid/Anadolu Agency]
Civilians and search and rescue team members carry out search and rescue works after a warcraft belonging to Syrian army hit Binnish town of Idlib in Syria on 12 January, 2017 [Gaes Sayid/Anadolu Agency]

Civilian casualties in Syria and Iraq have doubled under the current US administration of President Donald Trump, Airwars reported yesterday.

The NGO, which monitors the international air war against Daesh, said coalition airstrikes in Syria and Iraq overseen by former President Barack Obama likely killed 80 civilians each month, amounting to approximately 2,300 casualties. However, in the six months since Trump was inaugurated, the US-led coalition has killed 360 civilians per month, 2,160 civilians in total.

Read: US-led airstrikes in Syria kill 35 civilians

Since 2014, the US-led coalition against Daesh in Syria and Iraq has executed an airstrike campaign in an attempt to undermine territorial gains by the group. Britain, Australia, Belgium and France remain involved in the campaign. Iran and Russia have executed their own military objectives in Syria and Iraq.

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