29 Nov '16, 4pm

Here's @CENTCOM's press statement

TAMPA, Fla. — A U.S. Air Forces Central Command investigation of Coalition airstrikes near Dayr az Zawr, Syria, on Sept. 17, 2016, has found that, although airstrikes likely hit forces aligned with the government of Syria, the strikes were conducted under a good faith belief that the strikes were targeting Da’esh in accordance with the law of armed conflict and the applicable rules of engagement. The investigation found the targets were misidentified based on a reasonable interpretation of the information available on the compressed timeline that defines a dynamic strike. The evidence showed there was not a deliberate disregard of targeting procedures or the rules of engagement. The investigating officer has identified several factors that led to the misidentification of the targets, and has recommended improvements to existing processes. The strikes were carried out by Co...

Full article: http://www.centcom.mil/MEDIA/PRESS-RELEASES/Press-Release...

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