SHAFAQNA – Local sources say at least 10 civilians have lost their lives when the US-led coalition purportedly fighting Daesh in Syria carried out an airstrike against a militant-held area in the country’s northern province of Aleppo.
The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the aerial attack targeted the town of Maskanah, located 100 kilometers southeast of the provincial capital city of Aleppo, on Sunday, Arabic-language Qasioun Agency news outlet reported.
The report said ten people were killed and several others injured in the air raid.
The Britain-based so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) also reported that US-led military aircraft had launched a series of attacks against the villages of Qabtan al-Jabal, Kafr Hamrah and Yaqid al-Adas in the northwestern suburbs of Aleppo.
The so-called monitoring group, however, did not provide any figures for possible casualties.
The development came only two days after 30 people, including six women and eight children, lost their lives when coalition fighter jets pounded Matab al-Borashid village near Syria’s Daesh-held northern city of al-Raqqah.
SOHR reported that there were six Daesh extremists among those killed in the aerial bombardment.
The US-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes against what are said to be Daesh terrorists inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government or a UN mandate.
The coalition has repeatedly been accused of targeting and killing civilians. It has also been incapable of destroying Daesh.