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US Welcomes Report on Coalition Strikes That Killed 300 Civilians in Syria

© REUTERS / Ammar AbdullahPeople inspect the damage at a site hit by airstrikes in Idlib, Syria September 29, 2016
People inspect the damage at a site hit by airstrikes in Idlib, Syria September 29, 2016 - Sputnik International
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The United States welcomed a report claiming the US-led coalition underestimated harm to civilians in Syria after killing some 300 in airstrikes in two years, US Department of State spokesperson John Kirby said in a press briefing on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Amnesty International revealed in a report that the US-led coalition had killed hundreds of noncombatants in Syria during two years of airstrikes that were purported to target the Daesh.

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"We take all such reports seriously and we support the Defense Department as they do the proper investigations," Kirby told reporters. "We welcome that input."

When asked about the rights group suggesting that the US-led coalition underestimated harm done to civilians in Syria, Kirby claimed that the United States had no reason not to welcome that feedback because its military tries harder than any other to avoid civilian casualties.

Amnesty International said US authorities have failed to respond to a memorandum that raised questions about the conduct of coalition forces in Syria.

According to the group, the most recent deadly airstrikes, conducted in June and July, killed more than 100 civilians in the Syrian villages of Tukhar, Hadhadh and Ghandoura.

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