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Pentagon Looking Into Reports Airstrike Killed Syrian Civilians [View all]

By Kristina Wong - 07/22/16 03:17 PM EDT
The U.S. military is reviewing whether civilians were killed earlier this week during a bombing in Syria that activists say may have left over 200 dead.

At question is a coalition bombing on July 19 in the Al Tokhar village near Manbij city in northern Syria. The strike was conducted in support of Syrian rebels fighting on the ground against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Airwars, a project run by journalists, researchers and analysts, alleges that somewhere between 73 and 212 civilians died in the strike, according to reports from local Syrian activists on the ground.

U.S. Central Command is looking into whether those reports are credible, said Army Col. Chris Garver, spokesman for the U.S.-led military coalition task force fighting ISIS.

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/288911-us-military-looking-into-whether-reports-of-syrian-civilian-casualties-are

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