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Pentagon Concedes U.S. Drone Strike in Syria Killed Civilian Farmer

HeadlineMay 03, 2024

The Pentagon has acknowledged that a U.S. drone strike in Syria, which was initially reported to have successfully targeted an al-Qaeda senior leader, in fact killed a farmer. The strike took place last May, killing Lutfi Hasan Masto, a 56-year-old farmer who raised sheep, chickens and cattle. After the attack, Masto’s family and neighbors said he had no connections to al-Qaeda or any other armed groups.

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