Did US fire 500-pound bombs on civilians in Syria?

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US airstrikes struck the Syrian village of Tokhar in Aleppo countryside on July 19 2016. (File photo)
US airstrikes struck the Syrian village of Tokhar in Aleppo countryside on July 19 2016. (File photo)

The United States military rained down 500-pound bombs on a Syrian village last month, possibly killing dozens of women and children instead of Daesh terrorists, a new report says.

On July 19, US A-10 and B-52 aircraft dropped 500-pound bombs on the village of Tokhar in Aleppo countryside. When the dust from the attack cleared, at least 95 people were killed, The Washington Post reported on Friday.

Some rights groups, however, put the death toll at 200 after those who were wounded succumbed to their injuries.

While US officials claimed the attack killed a large group of Daesh terrorists, Syrian activists said Tokhar victims have mostly been men, women and children seeking shelter from the war, The Washington Post  report said.

According o reports compiled by Airwars, which is a Britain-based group that tracks…

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