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Pentagon orders new probe into Syria airstrike investigated by NYT

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Washington (AFP) – The Pentagon launched a fresh probe Monday into a 2019 airstrike that killed civilians in Syria, two weeks after a New York Times investigation claimed the US military concealed dozens of non-combatants’ deaths.  Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin instructed Army General Michael Garrett to “review the reports of the investigation already conducted into that incident” and “conduct further inquiry into the facts and circumstances related to it,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said. Garrett’s three-month review will assess “civilian casualties that resulted from the incident, compli…

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