Scale of Mosul civilian deaths alarms Amnesty International

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The US-led coalition against so-called Islamic State appears to be failing to take adequate precautions to prevent civilian deaths during the battle for Mosul, Amnesty International says.

The group found evidence pointing to an "alarming pattern" of air strikes in the Iraqi city that had destroyed houses "with entire families inside".

The same day a spokesman said the Pentagon placed the "highest priority" on investigating claims there had been dozens or even hundreds of civilian casualties after air strikes in western Mosul.

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