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US-coalition strikes near Syria's Raqqa city kill 14

March 9, 2017 at 8:51 am

US-coalition airstrike on Syria’s Raqqa on 9 March 2017 [Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, File photo]

Airstrikes killed 14 civilians, including six children, today near Daesh-held Raqqa in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The Britain-based war monitor said the warplanes were believed to belong to the US-led coalition, which is supporting an alliance of Syrian opposition groups in its campaign against Daesh’s base of operations in Syria.

The coalition is also said to have struck a number of other area in the Raqqa province causing material damage, there was no information about casualties.

In the Eastern Ghouta, two regime strikes hit the city of Douma killing three civilians, including one woman, and injuring 20 others, including children.

The observatory also reported that President Bashar Al-Assad’s plane also struck areas surrounding southern Aleppo and surrounding Idlib damaging structures in the area.