The U.S. military cover up of 2019 airstrikes in Syria
The New York Times reported on Saturday about a possible war crime committed by the U.S. military, which the newspaper said covered up airstrikes carried out in Syria in 2019 that killed up to 64 women and children during the battle against ISIS.
The report found the airstrike occurred on March 18, 2019, near the town of Baghuz, as the U.S. was concluding its fighting against ISIS in the country. A U.S. drone was seeking out ISIS fighters when a crowd of women and children were located.The strikes killed 80 people, including 16 active ISIS fighters and four confirmed civilians.
The details of the strikes were pieced together by The New York Times over months from confidential documents and descriptions of classified reports, as well as interviews with personnel directly involved, and officials with top secret security clearances who discussed the incident on the condition that they not be named.