At least 60 civilians, including a reported 11 children, were killed after a U.S.-backed air strike reportedly mistook them for ISIS fighters near Manbij, Syria. Government officials are looking into the claims of civilian deaths, but several independent groups are updating and reporting on the latest claims, according to the New York Times:
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the dead included 11 children, and that dozens more people were wounded.
The so-called Syria Democratic Forces, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters backed by the coalition, started an offensive at the end of May to seize Manbij. The area is among the last major territory held by Islamic State militants on Syria’s frontier with Turkey.
The Observatory said at least 104 civilians had died in airstrikes since the start of the Manbij offensive in late May.