The U.S. military said Wednesday an initial investigation of an air attack near the Syrian border last month hit a legitimate military target, despite claims by Iraqi survivors and police who said it was a wedding party. Post-strike intelligence still leads us to conclude that that was a location that was a way station for a number of foreign fighters coming into the country,” a senior U.S military official said on condition of anonymity. “We still believe that it was a significant intelligence target.” The attack on May 19 killed more than 40 people, Iraqi officials said. The U.S. military said the target was a suspected safehouse for foreign fighters from Syria. Police and survivors said the victims had been attending a wedding.Full Story
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