. Secretary of Defence Orders Review of US Airstrike That Killed Civilians in Syria in 2019 « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has ordered a review of a US airstrike conducted in Syria in 2019 that the Pentagon only recently admitted had killed civilians after the publication of a New York Times report, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said during a briefing on Monday. The review will be conducted by Gen. Michael Garrett, the commander of US Army Forces Command. Garrett will review “reports of investigation already conducted” but will also “conduct further inquiry into the facts and circumstances” related to the incident, Kirby said. Garrett has 90 days to complete the review, which will cover “civilian casualties that resulted from the incident, compliance with the law of war” and “whether accountability measures would be appropriate,” Kirby added…

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UNITED STATES – AUGUST 29: Aerial view of the Pentagon building. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)





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