Wednesday, May 2, 2018

RAF strike killed one civilian in Syria as it targeted ISIS, defence secretary admits

RAF strike killed one civilian in Syria
A civilian was “regrettably” killed just over a month ago by RAF airstrikes targeting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in Syria, the UK defense secretary has said in an unprecedented admission.

Pressure is mounting on the Ministry of Defense (MoD) to come clean over the number of civilian casualties caused by Britain’s campaign against the terrorist group in Syria and Iraq. Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has confirmed for the first time that a civilian was killed in a Syrian target zone on March 26.

In a ministerial statement, Williamson said that the RAF had targeted three IS fighters in eastern Syria when a civilian on a motorbike “crossed into the strike area at the last moment.”...

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