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Pentagon: Recent Airstrikes in Syria May Have Hurt Civilians


FILE - This photo provided by the Syria Press Center, an anti-government media group, shows civilians leaving the town of Suran, in Hama province, Sept. 1, 2016.

FILE - This photo provided by the Syria Press Center, an anti-government media group, shows civilians leaving the town of Suran, in Hama province, Sept. 1, 2016.

The U.S. military says three airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria during the last week may have resulted in civilian casualties.

In a statement released Tuesday, the U.S. Central Command said an airstrike near Deir Ez Zur on September 7 struck a non-military vehicle that drove into the target area after a coalition aircraft released its weapons.

Raqqa, Ash Shaddadah, and Deir ez-Zur, Syria

Raqqa, Ash Shaddadah, and Deir ez-Zur, Syria

On September 10 near Raqqa, a coalition airstrike against an IS target may have resulted in the deaths of civilians nearby.

In a third coalition airstrike September 12 near Ash Shaddadah, what appeared to be a non-military vehicle drove into the target area after the weapon was released.

The statement did not give a number of dead or injured.

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