US, allies hit ‘militant’ targets in Syria, kill 11 civilians
Nearly a dozen civilians have been killed in airstrikes carried out by the US military and its “partner nation forces” against targets inside the Syrian territory.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday that at least 11 people including four children were killed in the airstrikes in the northern province of Aleppo.
The aerial attacks also targeted areas in the east of the country. Positions held by terrorists from the al-Nusra Front and the ISIL were reportedly targeted.
On Monday night, Pentagon spokesman, Rear Admiral John Kirby, said in a statement that the US army and “partner nation forces are undertaking military action against…terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles.”
Damascus says any strikes by foreign forces against militant strongholds in Syria must be carried out with the consent of the Syrian government.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry said in a statement released early on Tuesday that Washington had informed Syria’s permanent ambassador to the United Nations that airstrikes would be launched against the ISIL terrorists in Syria.
Washington has been supporting militants operating against the government in Syria since March 2011.
Many ISIL terrorists have reportedly been trained by the CIA in Jordan and Turkey.
The terrorist group sent its militants into Iraq in June. They took over vast expanse of land straddling the border between Syria and Iraq.
The ISIL terrorists are also said to be supported by the governments of Saudi Arabia and Qatar.