US “regrets” killing 62 Syrian troops, thought they were IS

syria_soldierThe Obama administration expressed its “regret” on Saturday for an airstrike that mistakenly killed Syrian forces, a senior administration official told Fox News, as the US awaited a response from the Assad regime.

The US military halted its air raid against the so-called Islamic State terror group in eastern Syria after learning it struck the Syrian military, a US Central Command official confirmed.

The CENTCOM official said the US military was “certain” about the outcome of the strike. Officials had been watching these forces “for a few days” thinking they were IS.

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SOURCES: News Now/Sigma Live Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.