More than 100 civilians killed in Iraq bombing in March
May 27, 2017, 10:16
However, the strike detonated explosives that militants had placed in the building, he said.
"Our condolences go out to all those that were affected", Maj. "The GBU-38's detonation, localized to the top floor of the structure, ignited a large amount of explosive material which, unknown to the coalition, ISIS fighters had previously placed in the house".
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The coalition did not take the bait and no civilians were harmed, Isler said.
Isler said the United States and nearby Iraqi forces did not know there were civilians in the building or that it had been rigged with explosives.He added that 101 civilians inside the building were killed, four civilians were killed in nearby, and 36 civilians were still not accounted for. "The best way to protect civilians is to defeat ISIS". Coalition forces were not aware of the presence of the munitions prior to the strike, according to Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve.
The bomb dropped on March 17 targeted two IS snipers from the extremist group Islamic State (IS), the lead investigator, Air Force Brigadier General Matthew Isler, said on May 25.
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In the aftermath of the attack, the Iraqi military set up an "information blockade" of the incident, he said, adding that no journalists were allowed "anywhere near the area".
A summary of the report says the munition, described as a "GBU-38 with a delayed fuse", was chosen by the coalition's Target Engagement Authority in the belief that it would achieve "the necessary effect and minimize collateral damage".
Investigators analyzed residue from the bomb site and determined that it was consistent with explosives used by ISIS, but not a GBU-38.
The conclusion, said U.S. Air Force Brig. Enemy fighters warned people in the building next door to leave the area the night before the explosion. He said the neighbors refused to leave and, as a result, were told by IS that "what happens to you is on you".
It is believed to be one of the single largest incidents of civilian casualties since the US -led coalition started operations against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Within weeks of the strike, as The Two-Way reported, Iraqi and US officials said they would slow the offensive and reduce the number of airstrikes to minimize civilian deaths.
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