At least 42 civilians killed in Russian, coalition airstrikes in north Syria: monitor

FRENCH PRESS AGENCY - AFP
BEIRUT
Published 01.06.2016 20:00
Updated 01.06.2016 20:19
At least 42 civilians killed in Russian, coalition airstrikes in north Syria: monitor

At least 42 civilians including five children were killed in regime, Russian and US-led coalition air strikes in northern Syria on Wednesday, a monitor said.

Regime airstrikes killed 15 civilians in Idlib province, while Russian and regime air strikes killed at least 11 civilians in neighbouring Aleppo province, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Seven of those died in regime raids on a bus on the Castello road, a key supply route for the rebels out of the divided provincial capital of Aleppo city, Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.

Air strikes by the US-led coalition killed a further six civilians in Aleppo's Manbij town and 10 in Raqa city in the province of the same name, both held by Daesh, he said.

The international coalition fighting Daesh on Wednesday said it had conducted 18 airstrikes near Manbij, which is located some 20 miles (30 kilometres) west of the Euphrates river.

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