U.S. Military Buried Syria Airstrike That Killed a Crowd of Women and Children, Report

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NEW YORK, October 14, 2021-Near the end of the conflict with the Islamic State in Syria, the U.S. military carried out a bombing that killed dozens of women and children in a town called Baghuz, The New York Times reported Saturday.

On March 18, 2019, an American F-15E attack jet dropped two bombs — first one weighing 500 pounds, then another weighing 2,000 pounds — onto a crowd made up mostly of women and children. The military action was part of President Donald Trump’s campaign to defeat ISIS in Syria.

Moments before the bombing occurred, a drone was hovering above the crowd searching for potential military targets, the Times reported. After the first bomb detonated, one of the drone’s analysts typed in a secure chat for people monitoring the drone, “Who dropped that?” because they hadn’t been forewarned that the strike was coming. (rollingstone.com)

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