US-Led Air Strikes Kill Over 250 Iraqi Civilians In One Week

Iraqi federal policemen open the road towards the government complex as Iraqi security forces advance during fighting against Islamic State militants in Dawasa neighborhood in western Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. U.S.-backed Iraqi forces were fighting their way through a government complex in the heart of western Mosul after storming the buildings in an overnight raid, and were facing fierce counterattacks Tuesday from the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State may have killed hundreds of civilians in the first week of March in support of Iraqi forces storming western Mosul, according to reports by monitoring group Airwars. Using open-source data and witness reports, the group estimated that between 250 and 370 civilians had  been killed in 11 incidents in the heavily populated western side of the city since 1 March. Out of the 11 incidents,…