At least 21 killed, 100 wounded in Syrian army airstrikes near Aleppo

November 9, 2014 | By | Reply More

Nov 09, – At least 21 people were killed and around 100 wounded today when Syrian army planes bombed a town in northern Syria that is controlled by Islamic State militants.

hromedia At least 21 killed, 100 wounded in Syrian army airstrikes near Aleppo arab uprising2Syrian military helicopters dropped barrel bombs and warplanes launched air strikes on al-Bab which lies northeast of the city of Aleppo, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

One of the 21 killed was a child and the death count was expected to rise as some of the wounded were in a serious condition, said the Observatory, which gathers information from a variety of sources in Syria.

US-led warplanes have also been hitting Islamic State targets in Syria in a campaign which Washington says is not co-ordinated with Damascus. The Syrian army previously hit an area near al-Bab in September, saying it had “eliminated a number of terrorists” shortly after US-led strikes started.

Since the US-led forces started strikes on Syria more than a month ago, Syria’s military has ramped up its own air raids, concentrating on the west of the country and at times targeting territory held by Western-backed rebel fighters.

The US-led strikes have mainly focused on Syria’s north and east where Islamic State and other militant Islamist groups hold territory in areas bordering Turkey and Iraq.

Press journalist for HRO media – Khizer Hayat reports.

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