REPORT: Syrian Family of 7 Killed in US Coalition Airstrike

Posted: June 8, 2015 in Rights
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Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rise in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rise in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

BEIRUT- Activists say an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo has killed seven family members.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the airstrike on Sunday in the village of Dali Hassan killed a man, his wife and their five children.

Abu al-Hassan Marea, an activist who is currently in Turkey near the Syrian border, on Monday said he was told by other activists in the area of Dali Hassan that seven members of the same family were killed.

A statement by the U.S.-led Combined Joint Task Force says the coalition struck IS positions in Aleppo province. It says one airstrike hit an IS tactical unit, destroying an ant-aircraft artillery piece.

The coalition has been targeting the IS group in Syria since September.


Mint Press News (Original AP)

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