Coalition air strikes in Syria kill 15 Nusra Front fighters

US-led coalition air strikes target Nusra Front headquarters in Allepo killing at least 15 fighters

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

US-led air strikes targeted two headquarters belonging to Al Qaeda's Syria affiliate Nusra Front in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Wednesday, killing about 15 fighters according to witnesses.

A civil defence unit said the US warplanes targeted two buildings, causing serious damage and destroyed military vehicles under the buildings’ debris.

Nusra Front deplored the air strikes on its positions in a declaration saying “these attacks are for the regime’s benefit.”

Nusra positions in Idlib province of northern Syria in the ‘Kansafra’ district were also reportedly targeted.

This is the third time this year that the Nusra Front positions have been targeted and the fifth time since the coalition began air strikes in Syria last September.

Meanwhile, ISIS advanced towards the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, seizing territory after fierce clashes with regime forces killing at least 100 regime soldiers, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

SOHR also reported on Thursday that ISIS has so far captured about half of Palmyra.

TRTWorld and agencies