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Iraq prepares for suing U.S.-led Coalition for crimes against civilians during Islamic State war

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Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi rights groups have been working along with political and governmental parties to sue the U.S.-led Coalition for killing hundreds of civilians during the war against Islamic State in the country, sources revealed on Wednesday.

Speaking to Russia Today TV channel, the sources said one of the NGOs has been working on documenting all the violations made the international coalition as well as the U.S. jets in Iraq during the war against Islamic State ahead of submitting them to the coming Iraqi government as well as international institutions to sue the coalition.

Iraqi political parties that oppose the U.S. policies in Iraq are urging members of the coming parliament to pressure the government to work in accordance with what the groups will come up with, the sources added.

Last week, officials from the coalition said at least 1094 civilians were killed in Iraq and Syria during operations since 2014.

In December, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014.

Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016.

The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.


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