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NYT: At least 80 civilians killed in US attack in Syria in 2019

by RT

The US military tried to cover up a deadly attack on Syrian civilians that killed as many as 80 people, claiming that women and children could have been terrorist fighters, according to a New York Times investigation.

On March 18, 2019, a US F-15E fighter jet dropped a bomb on “a large crowd of women and children huddled against a river bank” near the town of Baghuz and then proceeded to drop several more, killing survivors, according to a New York Times report published on Saturday.


The attack reportedly shocked even US military officers, who watched the incident unfold live through a drone camera and questioned whether it could be considered a war crime. However, the bombing was soon covered up by the military and an investigation never took place, the report claimed.

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