'Scores of civilians' may have been killed in coalition strike on Mosul

US Central Command is investigating an air strike by coalition forces in Mosul that may be responsible for dozens of civilian deaths. CENTCOM says that a strike on ISIS fighters and equipment did occur in the area where up to 200 civilians were killed, but they are unable to confirm whether the deaths were due to the air strike. The strike was called in by Iraqi forces who are battling to retake the city from ISIS. NBCNews: Officials had previously confirmed an investigation was underway as to whether the strike was executed by the U.S. rather than by other coalition members, or even by ISIS. It comes as Iraqi vice president Osama al-Nujaifi, who is from Mosul, described the incident as a "humanitarian catastrophe" blaming the U.S.-led coalition airstrikes and the excessive use of force by federal police forces. He called for an emergency session of the Iraqi parliament to discuss the catastrophe and to begin a parliamentary investigation...(Read Full Post)