Entire family killed in US air strikes on Aleppo

Seven people from one family killed overnight in US-led coalition air strikes on ISIS position in northern city of Aleppo

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

US-led air strikes on the Syrian northern province of Aleppo killed a couple and their five children overnight, activists reported on Monday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the family were killed in Daly Hasan town in the northeast of Aleppo province.

The SOHR reported that at least 148 civilians have been killed so far by the US-led coalition air strikes targeting ISIS on September 23.

The deaths of this family in Aleppo "bring the number of Syrian civilians killed in coalition air strikes since Sept. 23 to 148, including 48 children and 32 women," the SOHR reported.

Last month the SOHR reported the deaths of at least 64 civilians in US-led coalition air strikes on the town of Birmahle in Aleppo province.

The Pentagon has generally denied civilian deaths in the air strikes, despite continual reports of civilians being killed in the air strikes.   

More than 220,000 Syrians have been killed so far in the country’s four-year civil war according to the UN estimates. More than 6.7 million Syrians, 70 percent of the country's population, are displaced internally. At least 5 millions have fled the country to the neighbouring countries of Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan.   


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