At least 15 civilians have been killed in an airstrike by the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the terrorist Takfiri group on a residential area in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.
The media outlet al-Araby al-Jadeed, 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.
The strike destroyed several nearby houses either fully or partially, leaving 15 civilians dead and an unspecified number of others wounded. The US-led coalition has admitted killing at least 1,319 civilians in strikes in Iraq and Syria since 2014.
The report further said that the strike, which killed ISIS commander, Hassan 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.
The US-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes and operations against what are said to be ISIS targets inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government or a United Nations mandate.
PressTV / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2019.