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US murders 60 civilians (many kids) 'mistaken for Isil fighters'

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A united states air strike killed nearly 60 civilians, including children, in Syria on Tuesday after the coalition mistook them for Islamic State fighters.

Some eight families were hit as they tried to flee fighting in their area, in one of the single deadliest strikes on civilians by the alliance since the start of its operations in the war-torn country. 

Pictures of the aftermath of the dawn strikes on the Isil-controlled village of Tokhar near Manbij in northern Syria showed the bodies of children as young as three under piles of rubble. 

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes appeared to have been carried out in error, with the civilians mistaken for Islamist militants.

It is thought Tuesday’s bombing was among the first by jets taking off from Incirlik air base in Turkey since it reopened after the failed coup.

ThE area has seen intense fighting between extremists and members of the US-backed Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) that have been advancing towards the Isil stronghold of Manbij under the cover of intense airstrikes by the US-led coalition.

The coalition has carried out more than 450 air strikes around the city since the operation to take the town began in May.

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It probably wasn't an accident.  I think they do things like that to turn the general population of the region against them, then the family members of the dead want to sign up with ISIS to get their revenge.  Same crap, different toilet.

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@The Clucker  I fully agree with you.

This happened too often to be just a mistake. Most of the time the USAF is bombing the empty desert, but once in a while they bomb a hospital, a power station or the civilians. It's a shame.

Edit: If they go too far it may happen that the Russians bomb some U.S. special forces in Syria just 'by accident' ... how about that?

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9 hours ago, roamer said:

@The Clucker  I fully agree with you.

This happened too often to be just a mistake. Most of the time the USAF is bombing the empty desert, but once in a while they bomb a hospital, a power station or the civilians. It's a shame.

Edit: If they go too far it may happen that the Russians bomb some U.S. special forces in Syria just 'by accident' ... how about that?

I couldn't agree more, Roamer.

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One would think that with all the expert technology and spy planes etc that they would have very accurate recon and data of enemy movement and placement.  Their intel would even be able to give them a heads-up when a camp or group is moving and in which direction - including size etc.  To make this type of mistake is basically impossible, thus as @The Clucker says this smacks of "marketing" in the form of revenge-bait.

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Strange coincidence or retaliatory strike? Take your pick ...
In my view it's the latter and a dangerous escalation.

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Report: 3 U.S. Military Personnel Killed In Syria

Unconfirmed reports are now trickling in from foreign media organizations such as Fars News and Smart News that three U.S. “military advisers” have been killed in Syria.

Media organization Southfront has also reported on the accounts but has also been unable to confirm or deny the reports at this time.

According to these reports, the three soldiers were killed by a guided missile in Northern Aleppo.

These soldiers, acting in advising capacity, were allegedly supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in their battle against ISIS in the city of Manbij.

 

http://www.activistpost.com/2016/07/report-3-u-s-military-personnel-killed-in-syria.html

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6 hours ago, Malevolent said:

One would think that with all the expert technology and spy planes etc that they would have very accurate recon and data of enemy movement and placement.  Their intel would even be able to give them a heads-up when a camp or group is moving and in which direction - including size etc.  To make this type of mistake is basically impossible, thus as @The Clucker says this smacks of "marketing" in the form of revenge-bait.

Your forget the one constant in all of this.  Human error.

 It happens, its sad these people were killed, dont get me wrong here.  But we dont know the full situation of what was happening at that time.

A pilot cant land, check who is there, verify its actuall terrorist/enemys, then decide if its ok to bomb the target.  Hes thousands of feet up in the air relying on his avionics for target confirmation.  Was he under fire, was he SAM locked. Incoming missle alarm.  Battle field confusion is a thing.

Also its important to remeber that isis/terrorists dont follow the same rules as the geneva convention that is required of us.  They have no bases, uniforms, large equipment that designates an operations area. These cowards will hide amongst civillians, in churchs, and in hospitals. They do use women and childen as shields.  For all we know there was a terrorist group there that moved in women and children after then found out that they had been made.  It happens all the time.

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Redlistvet said:

Your forget the one constant in all of this.  Human error.

Friendly fire happens once in a while, that's true. One or two months ago the Russians bombed a group of Hezbollah fighters on a hilltop - this location was under ISIS control until the day before. But these mistakes happen too often whenever the USAF pretends to bomb ISIS. Furthermore it's pretty obvious that at least a part of the U.S. gov is in cahoots with ISIS.

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