US led air strikes in NE Syria kill 38 people in 2 days

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) says at least 38 people killed in northeast Syria by US-led coalition air strikes within 48 hours

Photo by: Reuters (Archive)
Photo by: Reuters (Archive)

Smoke rises after four air strikes by forces loyal to Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad reportedly targeted Raqqa on November 28, 2014.

At least 38 people were killed in air strikes carried out by a US-led coalition in Hasaka rovince in northeast Syria in the past two days, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Thursday.

The toll includes at least 15 people who were killed when the strikes hit a bakery in the city of al Shadadi near the border with Iraq, the Britain-based Observatory said.

Al Shadadi is a logistics hub for the DAESH terrorist organisation, located on a network of highways and whose capture would isolate Raqqa, the de-facto capital of the hardline group.

The US-led coalition has been hitting DAESH targets in areas of Syria and Iraq which the group controls, including in Hasaka and Raqqa provinces.

TRTWorld, Reuters