April 15, 2017
What did Syria do?
A US drone struck and killed at least 18 members of an allied Syrian force this week, the Pentagon said Thursday, in the worst friendly-fire incident of the war there against the Islamic State.
The strike Tuesday south of Tabquah, a strategic town in northern Syria, deepens questions about targeting methods used in the ongoing American air campaign over Iraq and Syria, which activists allege has resulted in a surge in civilian deaths this year.
The US-led coalition said this week’s incident occurred after Syrian forces erroneously identified another allied unit as a group of Islamic State fighters.
If killing innocents is the worst thing ever in history, why does the US do it so much?