The strike could represent one of the largest civilian losses of life since the start of the conflict.
The strike could represent one of the largest civilian losses of life since the start of the conflict. ART production / Shutterstock.com

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The Telegraph:

A US air strike killed nearly 60 civilians, including children, in Syria on Tuesday after the coalition mistook them for Islamic State fighters.

Some eight families were hit as they tried to flee fighting in their area, in one of the single deadliest strikes on civilians by the alliance since the start of its operations in the war-torn country.

Pictures of the aftermath of the dawn strikes on the Isil-controlled village of Tokhar near Manbij in northern Syria showed the bodies of children as young as three under piles of rubble.

The civilians were trapped in ISIS-held territory. It's an absolute mess over there.

UPDATE: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the death toll is at least 85.

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