A video screen grab shows a July 11, 2016, precision air strike near Manbij, Syria, that targeted Islamic State fighters. DEFENSE DEPARTMENT
The Guardian: US military opens formal investigation into deadly July airstrike in Syria
Strike in the village of Tokkhar is considered the deadliest coalition attack on civilians in a two-year war against Isis, and the death toll remains under dispute
The US military has opened a formal investigation into a 19 July airstrike in northern Syria that local and outside observers consider the deadliest coalition attack on civilians in its two-year war against the Islamic State militant group.
The strike, in the village of Tokkhar, took place during a grueling battle for Manbij, a strategically critical Syrian city, that is now in its third month.
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Update #1: Pentagon launches formal investigation into airstrike in Syria that killed civilians (Stars and Stripes).
Update #2: US-led coalition probing alleged civilian deaths in Syria air raids: Official (AFP)
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WNU Editor: I suspect that the final report .... if done properly and fairly .... will not be pretty.