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More than 100 civilians killed after US Mosul airstrike

Mosul has been damaged by fighting between Iraqi security forces and so-called Islamic State. Credit: AP

The US military says more than 100 civilians were killed in a blast in Mosul in March.

A Pentagon investigation has found that the civilians were killed when a US airstrike inadvertently triggered a second explosion, causing a building to collapse.

The blast took place on March 17 in the city in the north of Iraq, the report said.

US service member killed after blast near Mosul

US-backed forces are fighting to re-take Mosul Credit: AP

A US military service member has died of wounds sustained in a blast from an explosive device outside the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Saturday, the US-led military coalition said.

A statement from Operation Inherent Resolve gave no other details.

US-backed forces are fighting to re-take Mosul from the so-called Islamic State group.

The news comes as President Donald Trump, who vowed in his election campaign to make destroying IS a priority, marks 100 days in office.

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