A U.S. Central Command official confirmed to the WFB that warning pamphlets were dropped on ISIS targets 45 minutes before bombing sorties in order “to minimize the risks to civilians.”
The confirmation comes on the heels of disclosures that U.S. military pilots were blocked from dropping 75 percent of their ordinance on likely targets due to concerns about harming civilians.
The warning leaflets were dropped in advance of strikes on an ISIS convoy of trucks near the city of Al-Bukamal in Syria, according to the military official.
“We can confirm that leaflets were used prior to air strike operations in the area near Al-Bukamal the source said. “The leaflets are used to minimize the risks to civilians.”
The leaflets read: “Get out of your trucks now and run away from them.”
Another message stated: “Warning: airstrikes are coming. Oil trucks will be destroyed. Get away from your oil trucks immediately