Donald Trump ordered a missile strike on Syria on Thursday, an action he took without the approval of Congress. According to Syrian activists opposed to the Islamic State group, the aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition struck a boat carrying people fleeing fighting between the extremists and U.S.-backed fighters, killing at least seven civilians.
Business Insider reported:
“Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently said a boat carrying about 40 people that was hit as it was crossing the Euphrates River in the northern province of Raqqa. It said the bodies of a woman and her six children were recovered.”
The attack took place in the Shuaib al-Zeker area, close to where U.S.-backed Syrian fighters have been on the offensive against IS under the cover of coalition airstrikes.