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    The US-led coalition against Daesh will initiate an investigation into civilian casualties’ reports in the Iraqi city of Mosul if Russian authorities provide details on the allegation, a spokesperson for the Operation Inherent Resolve told Sputnik on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the Russian General Staff said that more than 60 civilians were killed and 200 wounded in coalition airstrikes on Mosul residential districts during the last three days.

    "We would require more specific information in order to determine if Coalition aircraft were involved in this alleged incident," the spokesperson stated. "If Russian authorities have further information on this allegation, we encourage them to share it with us to enable an investigation."

    The spokesperson noted that the coalition takes all allegations of civilian casualties seriously and adheres to strict targeting processes.

    On October 17, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi announced the start of a military operation to recapture Mosul from Daesh, a terrorist group outlawed in Russia, with the help of airstrikes by the US-led coalition.

    Earlier in the day, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights spokesman Rupert Colville said the United Nations continued to receive reports of mass executions of civilians by Daesh militants in villages near Mosul.

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    Military Operation to Retake Mosul From Daesh (225)

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