19 Civilians Killed in US Air War in Syria

19 Civilians Killed in US Air War in Syria
Tue Sep 30, 2014 17:43:42

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says they’ve counted at least 19 civilians killed in US strikes overall.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, US airstrikes against ISIS-held Syria yesterday hit grain silo and other civilian targets, killing at least 2 civilians and burning multiple silos full of harvested grain.
 
Locals scrambled to rescue civilian workers trapped by the rubble of the attacks, and it is believed that the US mistook the large silos for Terrorist bases.

Civilian deaths have been documented in previous US strikes as well, including 8 civilians slain in last week’s attacks on "Khorasan" Terrorist group which is in fact one of al-Nusra Front branches. In Der-Ezzor province, 9 civilians, including a woman and 3 children, were killed yesterday by aerial bombardment on al-Mayadin city, which is taken over by ISIS.
 
In total The Syrian Observatory says they’ve counted at least 19 civilians killed in US strikes overall.

Which is the inevitable consequence of the escalating US air war against Syria, with no real intelligence about which ISIS fighters are on the ground or where, and after yesterday’s attacks on oil refineries, the US risks its strikes being seen locally as targeting the civilian infrastructure primarily.

The Pentagon is going back to its old narrative on civilian killings from previous wars, issuing a blanket denial claiming they hadn’t seen any evidence of civilian deaths anywhere in the war, and insisting they rely on reconnaissance flights to determine the “battle damage.”

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