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Pentagon Orders Probe of 2019 Airstrikes in Syria That Killed Dozens, Including Women and Children
Gen. Michael Garrett, commander of Army Forces Command, was the guest speaker at the US Military Academy Class of 2022’s Yearling Winter Weekend in January 2020 at the Cadet Mess Hall. (Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)

Pentagon Orders Probe of 2019 Airstrikes in Syria That Killed Dozens, Including Women and Children

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered an investigation into the US military airstrike in eastern Syria that killed dozens of civilians, including women and children, and fighters for the Islamic State, or ISIS. Gen. Michael Garrett, the commander of US Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., will head the probe, Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby announced on Monday. Garrett will determine whether the strike was legal, whether proper procedures were followed before and after the airstrike, and whether the first reviews of the incident were conducted properly. Austin will expect a report within 90 days. A New York Times investigation published earlier this month, citing anonymous sources and classified documents, reported that the US military covered up the airstrikes, that had been ordered by a classified special forces task force that was conducting ground operations in the area. The report noted that the attack could amount to a possible war crime. The military tried to conceal the strikes by Task Force 9, downplayed the death toll and “delayed, sanitized and classified” reports about the airstrikes, according to the Times. The US Central Command in response to the report said that the airstrikes were “legitimate self-defense,” proportional, and that “appropriate steps were taken to rule out the presence of civilians.”

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