US: Air strike in Syria killed 2 children

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WASHINGTON: US air strikes last year against Islamist extremists in Syria killed two children by mistake, officials said Thursday, marking the first time the American military acknowledged inflicting civilian casualties in the war.

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“We regret the unintentional loss of lives,” Lieutenant General James Terry, head of the US-led air campaign against the Islamic State group, said in a statement, citing the results of an investigation.

AFP

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