A pair of US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq in September 2014 after conducting air strikes in Syria. Photo: US Air Forces Central Command via AFP
A pair of US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq in September 2014 after conducting air strikes in Syria. Photo: US Air Forces Central Command via AFP

US military hid Syria air strikes that killed dozens of civilians, media report says

  • The two attacks in 2019 led to the deaths of up to 64 women and children, a possible war crime
  • The US military called the strikes ‘legitimate self-defence’, and said the victims could have been combatants as some, including at least one child, were armed

Topic |   Syrian conflict
A pair of US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq in September 2014 after conducting air strikes in Syria. Photo: US Air Forces Central Command via AFP
A pair of US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq in September 2014 after conducting air strikes in Syria. Photo: US Air Forces Central Command via AFP
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