Civilians in Syria and Iraq – level 2

03-01-2019 07:00

According to the US military, the air strikes against ISIS in Syria and Iraq led to the unintentional deaths of at least 1,139 civilians.

There were over 31,000 air strikes between August 2014 and the end of November 2018. The US report also says that the operation freed nearly 8 million Iraqis and Syrians from ISIS rule. The ISIS-controlled territory reduced to about 1 per cent of what the group had before.

However, A non-profit company which monitors civilian deaths, says that the number of deaths is 11,637 or possibly even higher.

Difficult words: military (the army), unintentional (not done on purpose, not wanted), civilian (an ordinary person who does not fight).

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