A number of airstrikes by the U-S led coalition has killed at least 62 civilians in Syria. The air raids struck the villages of al-Susa and al-Bubadran in al-Bukamal region of Dayr al-Zawr province. Dozens more have been wounded. Many of the dead include women and children. Local sources say the number of fatalities is expected to rise as most of the injured are in critical condition. Many remain under the rubble. Reports say one of the airstrikes targeted a Mosque. The U-S led coalition is operating in Syria without authorization from the government in Damascus or a UN mandate.
Anya Parampil updates us on reports in Syrian media that the US coalition dropped white phosphorus, banned under the Geneva Conventions, in the Deir ez-Zor Governorate. Anya asks former UK MP George Galloway whether not a double standard exists when it comes to accusations of the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
After months of violence and widespread protests along the Israeli-Gaza border fence, Israeli is quickly ramping up its military presence with a show of force a day after launching deadly airstrikes on Gaza in response to what officials say were two rockets fired from the strip earlier this week.
The Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said he would like to see Google, Facebook and other major social media behemoths broken up like the federal government did to Standard Oil more than a century ago. Landry said the internet giants are suppressing conservative agendas, stifling competition, and infringing on antitrust laws.