WASHINGTON The top U.S. normal in Iraq explained to reporters on Tuesday that a strike in close proximity to the Islamic-Point out-held Syrian city of Raqqa final week seems to have killed dozens of militants and not civilians.
Final week the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported an air strike that hit a university sheltering displaced people today killed at minimum 33 people today, incorporating it considered the strike was carried out by the U.S.-led coalition preventing Islamic Point out in the spot.
“I would explain to you that we haven’t done our evaluation of that function nevertheless, but my original study is (it is) not credible,” Lieutenant Normal Stephen Townsend explained to reporters at a Pentagon via teleconference.
“I feel that was a clean strike,” Townsend reported.
“We experienced several corroborating intelligence resources from various sorts of intelligence that explained to us the enemy was using that university and we noticed it and we saw what we envisioned to see,” Townsend reported, incorporating that it appeared to have hit about 30 Islamic Point out militants.
(Reporting by Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart Modifying by James Dalgleish)