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    An Iraqi forces member stands next to a crater made by an air strike in west Mosul as Iraqi troops continue battling against Islamic State (IS) group fighters to further advance inside the city, on March 7, 2017

    US Dismisses Daesh Claims of Civilian Deaths After Alleged Mosul Strike

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    Pentagon dismissed claims that the US-led coalition conduct strikes in the area of west Mosul in Iraq on civilians, according to US Department of Defense spokesperson Capt. Jeff Davis.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition did not conduct strikes in west Mosul in Iraq, an area where the Islamic State terror group (banned in Russia) claimed there have been civilian casualties, US Department of Defense spokesperson Capt. Jeff Davis said in a briefing on Friday.

    "There were no coalition airstrikes at the location alleged," Davis told reporters when asked about the claims.

    On Thursday, the Daesh-affiliated news agency Amaq released a video claiming that a strike in west Mosul killed civilians, including children.

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