US Says It May Have Struck Syrian Troops While Targeting IS

September 17, 2016 4:17 PM

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The U.S. military said it may have unintentionally struck Syrian troops while carrying out a raid against the Islamic State group on Saturday, threatening an already fragile U.S. and Russian-brokered cease-fire that has largely held despite dozens of alleged violations on both sides.

It marks the first known direct American strike on Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces. The United Nations Security Council scheduled a closed emergency meeting for Saturday night at Russia's request to discuss the airstrike.

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