U.S. May Have Killed Prisoners, Not Troops, in Syria Strike

September 19, 2016 5:58 PM

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The Syrian government accused the American-led coalition of slaughtering its troops. But the airstrikes may have actually hit prisoners forced to put on the uniform, U.S. officials tell The Daily Beast.

The U.S. military currently is investigating whether the Syrian troops it supposedly bombed on Saturday were, in fact, former prisoners turned into makeshift conscript soldiers for Syrian President Bashar al Assad. That’s according to two U.S. defense officials who spoke with The Daily Beast on cond...

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