U.S. halts airstrike after Russia says Syrian forces hit, 62 dead

September 17, 2016 9:15 PM

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'Coalition forces would not intentionally strike a known Syrian military unit,' says U.S.

The U.S. military says it halted an air raid against the Islamic State group in eastern Syria after being told by Russia that it might have struck Syrian government forces, resulting in the deaths of 62 Syrian soldiers, according to Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, a Russian Defence Ministry spokesman.

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