December 29, 2016 / 7:02 PM / 2 years ago

Possible civilian casualties in Mosul air strike: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An air strike by the U.S.-led coalition near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul hit a van in a hospital compound parking lot and could have killed civilians, the U.S. military said on Thursday.

Members of Hashid Shaabi or Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) fire towards Islamic State militant positions in west of Mosul, Iraq, December 28, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

A van carrying Islamic State fighters was targeted and hit in the air strike, the Combined Joint Strike Force said in a statement. “The van was struck in what was later determined to be a hospital compound parking lot resulting in possible civilian casualties,” it said.

Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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