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U.S. military confirms 8 civilian deaths in 2014 airstrikes

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military says eight civilians were killed and three others injured in five airstrikes last year in Iraq and Syria.

U.S. Central Command says that investigations concluded that the strikes complied with the laws on armed conflict and that appropriate precautions were taken.

The investigations found that two civilians were killed in April and three killed in June in airstrikes against the Islamic State group. And a civilian was injured in Syria in June after moving into the target area after the aircraft fired its weapon.

Three civilians were killed in July when their car and motorcycle moved close to a targeted vehicle carrying a militant in Syria. And two people were believed injured in June in Iraq when their vehicles moved into the strike zone.

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