War is messy. You can't expect a clean war or "zero" civilian casualties. But it's been 18 years, and we've all gotten too complacent about death.
The U.S.-led coalition said its warplanes or "partnered forces" may have been behind strikes that killed up to 28 civilians in eastern Syria.
Amnesty International suggested the Pentagon's report lacked credibility.
ISIS fighters reportedly crowded civilians into a locked building and goaded U.S. jets to fire on them.
The controversial tactic is used to try and warn civilians before a bomb is dropped nearby.
The United States will shine a global spotlight on the conflict on December 22 at the United Nations.
THe New York Times broke the news on Tuesday, citing military officials briefed on an internal investigation.
The incident followed another attack on police and France is on high alert for further incidents
An estimated 13 people per day were being killed in Ukraine, violating the ceasefire agreement signed in September
The situation for Afghanistan's civilians remains dire, with deaths and injuries from combat up by nearly a quarter