At least 800 civilians were killed in strikes in Iraq and Syria by the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State, since the campaign began in 2014, reported the coalition.
"To date, based on information available, [the coalition] assesses at least 801 civilians have been unintentionally killed by Coalition strikes since the start of Operation Inherent Resolve [in 2014]", Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) said in statement on Thursday. The coalition says it has been able to confirm only five of those reports as credible, adding that the strikes resulted in 15 unintentional civilian deaths.
In June, Amnesty International released a report, criticizing the action of the U.S. coalition in Mosul, Iraq. The figures are in the coalition's monthly civilian casualty report, which it released on Thursday.
"Although the coalition takes extraordinary efforts to strike military targets in a manner that minimizes the risk of civilian casualties, in some incidents casualties are unavoidable", the coalition said.
As the USA and its allies have reclaimed territory from ISIS and fought the group's militants in concentrated areas, they have faced a group that seeks to use civilians as human shields.
Apparently, just one billboard wasn't enough to get their message across because there are three billboards aimed at the Giants. ESPN's Darren Rovell tweeted a pic of a billboard in New Jersey that is 10 miles from MetLife Stadium, where the Giants play.
Media figures and celebrities have reacted strongly to NBC's dismissal of Matt Lauer Wednesday for alleged sexual misconduct. On Thursday, Midler tweeted that all these years later, Rivera still hasn't apologized for what he did to her.
Creighton is making its sixth straight NCAA Tournament appearance following its fourth consecutive BIG EAST championship. No. 17 Creighton (25-6) earned an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament with Saturday's 3-2 win at Marquette.
The official Xiaomi account on Weibo posted the above image with some information regarding the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus launch. The company has been pushing the device as " Desh ka smartphone " and is clearly aimed at appealing to the masses.
A 25% cut staff located in Israel, along with a 10% reduction for employees at its USA operations is painful but necessary. Last week Calcalist reported that Teva will axe thousands of jobs in the USA and Israel as part of its upcoming rehaul.
The survey results are based on responses from 3,242 consumers and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.7 percentage points. The only big recent shopping day where online sales may have exceeded store sales was Cyber Monday, Storch said.
Edwards Lifesciences is seen as a leader in the TAVR market, which analysts have pegged at surpassing the $5 billion mark by 2021. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in BSX .
A shocking hack allowed two men to fool the Mercedes into thinking they had keys to the vehicle when, in fact, they didn't. A "relay box" attack takes advantage of a weakness in proximity keys, which are popular in modern expensive cars.
Auteur de l'ouverture du score face à Huddersfield ce mercredi en Premier League, Alexandre Lacazette a été remplacé à la pause. Blessé, l'ancien Lyonnais ratera le choc face à MU et pourrait même rester sur le flanc durant quelques temps.
The union has also filed a grievance alleging that the higher wage deal the company is now offering would violate a labor pact. Jalopnik has also asked American Airlines for comment on the grievance's claims of it being in violation of the contract.
Toronto reached the MLS decider a year ago but the Canadian outfit suffered an extra-time defeat to Seattle Sounders. Altidore was back in action on Wednesday after missing the first leg through suspension and didn't disappoint.
Hurryiet: Turkey did not breach Iran sanctions: Erdoğan
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UAE also Banned Padmavati
Sanjay Leela Bhansali will meet Parliamentary Panel today related to his upcoming Indian period drama movie titled " Padmavati ". The makers of the movie have submitted the three application which includes the latest 3D one, to the Censor Board.
Instagram is testing a new feature
For what would you share with another user on his page, click on the picture with two arrows under the selected post. Instagram has been inviting a select audience to test the new version of its Android app in a very limited beta.
Uber Lost Almost $1.5 Billion in Third Quarter
Founder and ex-CEO Travis Kalanick resigned in June , leaving the company leaderless for much of the third quarter. But any discount would be a comedown for Uber , which is the most highly-valued private company in the world.
Tip Slams GRAMMYs for A Tribe Called Quest Snub
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