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In Battle Against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, Civilians Suffer Most

At least 603 civilians had "more likely than not" been "unintentionally killed" by airstrikes since August 2014, the U.S. military confirmed Friday

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    In dramatic footage provided by volunteer aid group Free Burma Rangers, Dave Eubank is seen rescuing a young child from ISIS gunshots in Mosul, Iraq. The rescue was part of a rescue effort following a mass attack by ISIS on June 2, 2017. (Published Thursday, June 22, 2017)

    The sense of urgency by U.S.-led coalition forces to liberate the ISIS strongholds of Mosul, Iraq, and Raqqa, Syria, has come at a heavy cost — particularly for the civilians trapped in the two cities, NBC News reports.

    ISIS is known for using civilians as human shields and killing Iraqi residents trying to flee, according to the United Nations Human Rights Office.

    The U.S.-led coalition airstrikes meant to root out the jihadists have wreaked extensive collateral damage in Mosul and Raqqa, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of civilians.

    At least 603 civilians had "more likely than not" been "unintentionally killed" by airstrikes since August 2014, the U.S. military confirmed Friday.

    Raqqa's Devastation Shows Entire Neighborhoods Destroyed

    [NATL] Raqqa's Devastation Shows Entire Neighborhoods Destroyed

    Shells of buildings, concrete slabs littering dust-choked streets and destroyed cars are all that is left of whole neighborhoods in Raqqa, Syria, after weeks of fighting and bombings between Islamic State militants and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, backed by the U.S.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 20, 2017)