Bridget Serchak, a spokeswoman for the Pentagon’s inspector general, confirmed the inquiry’s focus.

“The investigation will address whether there was any falsification, distortion, delay, suppression, or improper modification of intelligence information; any deviations from appropriate process, procedures, or internal controls regarding the intelligence analysis; and personal accountability for any misconduct or failure to follow established processes,” Serchak said in a statement sent to ABC News.

Meanwhile, the U.S. bombing of Iraq and Syria, which began over a year ago, has resulted in the death of as many as 1,600 civilians and has helped fuel a worldwide refugee crisis as hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Syrians have been driven from the war-torn region.

On Wednesday, Centcom commander Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III is scheduled to testify to a Senate panel on the ongoing military operation.

Ahead of the meeting, Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, likened the current allegations to the deliberate falsification of intelligence which spurred the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

“We do take seriously any allegations of the mishandling or manipulation of intelligence information for purposes other than getting to ground truth,” he said Tuesday. “In the wake of the flawed intelligence prior to the Iraq war, we must make sure that all voices are appropriately considered and that assessments are never again politicized.”

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