US-led airstrike kills 15 civilians in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr: Report
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The media outlet al-Araby al-Jadeed, citing a militant source, reported on Tuesday that the coalition warplanes pounded a house in the village of Takihi near Basirah Town in the early hours of the day, claiming that the a Daesh commander, identified as Hassan Ebrahim, was hiding in the house.
The strike destroyed several nearby houses either fully or partially, leaving 15 civilians dead and an unspecified number of others wounded.
The report further said that the strike, which purportedly killed Ebrahim, was conducted after the he allegedly refused to surrender himself to the US-supported Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and engaged in an exchange of fire with them.
It added that at least one SDF member was killed and two others were wounded in the shooting.
The US-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes and operations against what are said to be Daesh targets inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government or a United Nations mandate. Damascus has repeatedly condemned the airstrikes.
The military alliance has repeatedly been accused of targeting and killing civilians.
Daesh has been almost entirely purged by the Syrian military and its allied forces from the territories it used to control in Syria.