The US-led coalition
fighting Isis in Iraq and Syria says it has killed at least 817 civilians
in air strikes since 2014. It continues to bomb targets in the region and said
that, despite the Iraqi government's declaration of victory, "much
work remains to ensure the enduring defeat of [terror group Isis]"
according to the US military.
The Combined Joint Task Force for Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) stated the civilians were "unintentionally killed" and that nearly 700 reports remain open at this time.
Experts have said the real number of civilian deaths could far exceed the military figures.
The Iraqi government "declared the liberation of former Daesh-controlled areas" on 10 December, the CJTF-OIR said in a press release.
According to the command ISIS "is still attempting to re-establish regional networks and remains a regional and global threat" in part because of its ability to "organise or inspire" violent acts around the world.
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