US says airstrike in Syria may have killed civilians



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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says an airstrike in Syria may have inadvertently killed an unspecified number of civilians.

Central Command, which oversees the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, said Wednesday that its internal assessment of the airstrike near the city of Raqqa on Tuesday suggests the possibility of civilian casualties. It said a "non-military vehicle" drove into the target area after the weapon was fired from the aircraft, possibly killing the occupants of the vehicle.

No other details were reported.

Central Command says the incident will be reviewed to decide whether an investigation is warranted.

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