US admits 2 children killed in Islamic State campaign

Two children were likely killed by a US air strike in Syria in November, the US military said on Thursday, the first time the Pentagon has acknowledged civilian casualties since it began an air campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. Two noncombatant adults also received minor injuries in the November air strikes, which targeted an explosives manufacturing facility operated by the al Qaeda-linked Khorasan Group, the US military’s Central Command said after an investigation of the reported casualties.



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