U.S. military acknowledges over 100 civilians died in Mosul strike in March

But Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, disputed that.

"The coalition takes every feasible measure to protect civilians from harm", he added.

CORNISH: So was this a tactic, a case of ISIS intentionally luring USA forces to bomb a house packed with civilians?

"We always hear the Americans speak about 'collateral damage.' There is a complete disregard for human life in the way the Americans carry out war", he said, adding that a similar incident recently occurred with a United States strike in Afghanistan.

CORNISH: Now, in this drive to retake Mosul, is there a sense that US forces are taking more chances than they did before now that President Trump is commander in chief? Iraq's ERD forces have been closely backed by airstrikes from the US -led coalition in the fight to retake Mosul.

Human rights groups have welcomed the the USA investigation, with reservations.

Officials say the U.S. takes every measure to avoid hitting civilians, including by aborting missile strikes at the last moment if a civilian unexpectedly wanders into the target zone.

The group estimates as many as 366 civilians were killed in Iraq and Syria in April alone.

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In reality, US forces and Iraqi troops failed to observe the mass of people enter the building even though the Iraqis on the ground could observe the building for three days before the strike, according to the summary.

Arkady said he had initially set out to document the heroic actions of the unit as it fought to wrest control of Mosul from the Islamic State, following two officers - one Sunni and the other Shiite - to counter the narrative of sectarianism in the Iraqi armed forces and show they were "liberators not destroyers". The house was being used by a large number of civilians to shelter from intense fighting between the militants and Iraqi security forces.

Following the admission of the U.S.'s role in the deaths, U.S. Major General Joe Martin said "Our condolences go out to all those that were affected". It was not powerful enough to bring down the reinforced concrete structure.

The U.S. airstrike and secondary explosives collapsed the two-story structure.

The coalition does not usually compensate civilians for accidental strikes, with the exception of occasional sympathy payments. The building was leveled because of explosives that ISIS had put inside.

The Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement says over 526,000 people have been displaced amid the operation by Iraq's military and volunteer fighters to drive ISIS terrorists out of western Mosul. An additional 36 civilians may have been in the building at the time of the collapse but investigators could not confirm that.

The US has increasingly turned to air strikes to access snipers in the densely populated area.

The death toll is one of the highest in the military camping led by the U.S. against what are said to be Daesh targets. These claims have rarely been substantiated in Iraq or Syria during this current conflict.

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