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Led strikes said to kill 15 civilians in northeast Syria

Led strikes said to kill 15 civilians in northeast Syria

U.S.-led air strikes killed at least 15 people on Tuesday when they hit a bakery in the city of Shadadi in northeastern Syria near the border with Iraq, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The Britain-based monitor said the latest civilian casualties came after two days of civilian deaths in US-led strikes in Hasakeh.

As reported Tuesday, an early morning USA airstrike against the city of Shadadi killed 15 civilians outside a bakery.

Strikes elsewhere in the province also killed 26 ISIS fighters on the same day, it said.

The US-led coalition has been striking IS positions in Syria for over a year, but Syrian officials have been slamming the strikes as "ineffective", while hailing the air support by the Russian air force, a main ally of the Syrian government forces in recent crushing offensive against militant groups across the country.

The group has taken a series of villages and also cut two key IS supply routes in the region, one from Al-Shadadi to Mosul in neighbouring Iraq, and a second from the town to Raqa, the group's de facto Syrian capital.

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"At the same time as we're doing that... we're always trying to mitigate any civilian casualties".

The coalition has reportedly stepped up its raids in Hasakeh since the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces alliance launched a new operation against IS in the southern part of the province on Monday.

Washington backs the Syria Democratic Forces in Syria, an alliance of Kurdish YPG fighters and other groups fighting the jihadists on the ground, and which took al Houl from Islamic State in November.

The coaliton has rarely acknowledged civilian deaths in its campaign against Daesh.

The campaign against the Islamic State has been going for around 18 months already and since it started, Brown says the coalition has already used up 519 weapons and has managed to conduct as much as 119 strikes.


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