||<p>The collection of data on civilian casualties during the campaign by the Global
Coalition against Daesh is a matter for the Coalition itself. All missions comply
fully with International Humanitarian Law, are meticulously planned and every care
is taken to minimise the effect of our military action on civilians and civilian objects.
It is therefore deeply regrettable that a UK air strike on 26 March 2018, targeting
Daesh fighters in eastern Syria, resulted in an unintentional civilian fatality. This
was reported to the House by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence
on 2 May 2018 (HCWS665). The Ministry of Defence takes any incidence of civilian casualty
extremely seriously: we assess the evidence in detail and report back on our findings.
We are committed to continuing that practice.</p>