Report: US-led coalition attacks in Syria

Syrian media says US-led international coalition launched air strikes against army positions south of al-Sekhneh.

Elad Benari,

Syria air strike (archive)
Syria air strike (archive)
Reuters

Syrian media reported on Sunday evening that the US-led international coalition launched air strikes against positions of the Syrian army.

According to the official Syrian news agency SANA, the coalition forces fired several rockets at army positions in al-Ghurab mountain south of al-Sekhneh.

There were no reports of injuries or deaths, with the report saying the attack caused only material damage.

On Thursday, Syria accused Israel of carrying out air strikes on Kisweh, south of Damascus. The air strikes reportedly targeted warehouses and headquarters of the Iranian militias in the area.

Two weeks ago, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that coalition air strikes killed 43 people, mostly civilians, in the Abu Husn village of the Deir Ezzor province near the Iraqi border.

The coalition said in response it struck only “legitimate” militant targets, and that another 10 airstrikes in the area were not carried out by US-led forces.

The US-led coalition has been backing a Kurdish-Arab alliance called the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighting to expel the jihadists from the pocket around Abu Husn.

ISIS overran large swathes of Syria and neighboring Iraq in 2014, proclaiming a "caliphate" in land it controlled.

Since then, several military offensives, including those backed by the US-led coalition, have since seen ISIS lose most areas it once controlled, including the loss of their de facto capital Raqqa in Syria..




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