October 26, 2016

US-led airstrikes ‘kill 26 civilians’ in Syria

An image posted by Isis supporters shows Syrians inspecting a damaged building in the aftermath of an airstrike on Sunday. Militant Photo/Associated Press

Twenty-six civilians in Syria have been killed in airstrikes believed to be conducted by the US-led coalition against the so-called Islamic State.

The Syrian Observatory of Human Rights has accused the coalition of killing seven children and four women, with 17 people unaccounted for.

Rami Abdel Rahman, founder of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told the Guardian that Isis is only in control of the outskirts of Al-Khan, “which is why all of the deaths were civilians.”

A US Central Command spokesman said that the military would investigate the allegations.

“We take all such allegations seriously and conduct credibility assessments of all information we receive regarding civilian casualties. If the information is deemed credible we will investigate and publicly release the results of the investigation,” the spokesman told the Guardian on Monday.

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