DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:00 A.M.) – At least 17 civilians, many of whom were children, died following a US-led coalition airstrike on an ISIS-held desert village south of Raqqa city.
The American airstrike accidentally struck a school in the village of Kassrat on Sunday, both Syrian state media and the opposition group ‘Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently’ alleged.
— الرقة تذبح بصمت (@Raqqa_SL) March 12, 2017
The US State Department is yet to address the incident. For the most part, US spokesmen deny extensive collateral damage in its aerial operations across Syria and Iraq.
On Saturday, a video even emerged suggesting the US Air Force had used white phosphorous during sorties over Iraq’s second largest city:
— Chris Tomson (@TheDaneChris) March 11, 2017