The effort to retake the city of Raqqa from Islamic State "has also led to 160,000 civilians fleeing their homes and becoming internally displaced,” the official says.
This account is at odds with what the U.S.-led coalition's top officer suggested during a Pentagon press briefing held 11 days after the strike.
Television and print journalists, along with many congressional Democrats, join neoconservatives in offering immediate praise for the bombing.
Why should Facebook users come down harder on the Syrian leader than on the United States government when it comes to horrific actions and war crimes in that part of the world?
"One of the deadliest strikes against civilians in Yemen's yearlong war involved U.S.-supplied weapons," Human Rights Watch says.
The West's knee-jerk reactions to the Paris attacks are based on ignorance of what the jihadi organization is and what its motives are.
After Friday night's Islamic State-claimed terror attacks in Paris, French President Francois Hollande vowed that retaliation would be swift and forceful. By Sunday evening, he had taken action.
A hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in Kunduz, Afghanistan, was badly damaged Saturday in what appears to have been a U.S. airstrike. At least 19 people were killed, including 12 hospital staff members, and dozens were wounded. Reportedly among the dead was the Afghan head of the hospital, Abdul Sattar.
President Obama commented Friday that Russia's bombing campaign in Syria is driving moderate opposition underground and "only strengthening" the terror group Islamic State. So, what are the Russians really doing in Syria and why? Are they bombing Islamic State, or just saying they are?
Saudi Arabia’s decision to end its bombing campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen was called into doubt when a new airstrike hit the southern city of Aden just hours after the announcement. Another airstrike occurred in Taiz.