The Pentagon Says One Civilian Died in Drone Strike on Syrian Mosque. Witnesses Say It Killed Dozens.

Hussain, Murtaza; Bourhan, Rajaai

Publisher:  The Intercept
Date Written:  22/06/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21095

A Pentagon review concludes that a missile strike only killed one person and was a legal attack on a legitimate target. The review did not include eye witness testimony which claims dozens of lives were lost as well as damage to a mosque.


Excerpt: A number of first responders, medical staff, and other witnesses to the strike who spoke to The Intercept maintain that dozens of civilians were killed in the attack, which they said hit a village mosque packed with locals attending an evening service. Describing scenes of carnage that killed both ordinary worshippers and speakers who had come to deliver a lecture, their testimonies directly contradict the U.S. military claim to have hit a gathering of terrorists.
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