An airstrike on the ISIS-held city of Manbij in Syria resulted in the death of nearly 60 civilians, including children, a prominent NGO claimed, sparking new outrage over civilian casualties caused by the US-led coalition against ISIS.
The Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (SOHR), a London-based NGO, called the strike a "massacre," one where they say they have confirmed 56 people dead and "tens" more injured.
The hashtag #PrayForSyria was added to articles about the strike and soon began trending in the United States and worldwide. Many expressed disbelief that such an attack could be an accident.
People were quick to note the comparative lack of coverage of the Mabij incident versus the recent attack in Nice, when the hashtag #PrayForNice also trended.
Many on the hashtag called out what they view as hypocrisy both on the difference between the US government's response to terrorism and to civilian casualties...
...and those who refuse refugees while dropping bombs on the countries they're fleeing from.
Past US bombings of civilians were brought back into the spotlight, including severaltimes when weddings were attacked.