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US-led coalition kills nine civilians in Syria

2 October 2016 12:00



Airstrikes by the US-led coalition purportedly targeting the Takfiri terrorist group of Daesh in Syria have killed nine civilians in a countryside of the northwestern city of Aleppo.

The fatalities were caused on Sunday in the east of the town of Mare’, located some 25 kilometers (15 miles) north of Aleppo, Syria’s War Media reported.

The outlet, meanwhile, reported that the Syrian army had wrested control of al-Kandi Hospital in the south of the Handarat refugee camp — also located in Aleppo’s northern suburbs — from foreign-backed terrorists, killing an unspecified number of them in the process.

According to the report, the army has also engaged armed militants in southern Aleppo by carrying out mortar and rocket offensives against them.

A militant reloads the magazine of his weapon during clashes with government forces on the southwestern edges of Syria’s northern city of Aleppo, August 6, 2016. (Photo by AFP)


A US- and Russia-brokered ceasefire in Syria ended last month. It had ushered in several days of relative calm. However, later through the ceasefire, violence began to creep back when a US-led airstrike killed more than 80 Syrian soldiers, who had been fighting the Takfiri terrorists in the eastern parts of the country.

Damascus says Washington deliberately targeted the Syrian soldiers.

Recruiting the help of dozens of its allies, the US has been leading an aerial bombardment campaign targeting alleged Daesh positions in Syria and Iraq since 2014, without achieving much.

Separately, Daesh terrorists were reported to have struck the positions of the so-called foreign-backed Free Syrian Army in the east of the mountainous Qalamoun region, located northeast of the Syrian capital.

Daesh unleashed its campaign of terror against Syria in 2014, three years after the country became plagued by foreign-backed militancy.

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