Australian involvement in West Mosul civilian deaths
In response to Australia’s announcement overnight that Australia was involved in civilian deaths in Iraq, Amnesty International Australia’s Campaign Coordinator Diana Sayed said:
“Months ago, Amnesty International released a report expressing grave concern about the horrifying scale of civilian casualties and other human rights violations during operations in West Mosul, including by the US-led coalition, of which Australia is a member.
“We have serious concern about the disregard for civilian lives by all parties to this conflict, and that protection of civilians in West Mosul has not been given utmost priority.
“It’s extremely disappointing it has taken the Australian Government until now to release information about Australia’s involvement in civilian casualties, including the possible killing of a child.”