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ISIS Tricked US Into Bombing Building Where 100 Innocents Held Captive | Military.com

ISIS Tricked US Into Bombing Building Where 100 Innocents Held Captive | Military.com

The Islamic State lured U.S.-led forces into conducting an airstrike in March that killed more than 100 civilians in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, a top American military official said Thursday.

An investigation into the March bombing found that the terror group rigged a house with more than 1,000 pounds of explosives, put civilians in the basement, and employed two ISIS snipers on the roof to bait the U.S.-led coalition to attack.

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Matthew Isler, the investigating officer for U.S. Central Command, told Pentagon reporters that the bomb used by the American jet, a GBU-38 (500-pound bomb), would not have caused the type of damage associated with the destruction of the building.

Source: ISIS Tricked US Into Bombing Building Where 100 Innocents Held Captive | Military.com