At least 15 civilians were killed on Saturday in air strikes of the international coalition in the strongholds of jihadist's so-called Islamic state, announced the Syrian NGO. Aircraft-led coalition targeted the village Hneida near Raqqa, a city that is a mainstay of IS in #Syria, announced the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). Among the victims were four children, says Sohr, which collects data from a wide network of sources in Syria.
"Seventeen people were killed and 12 were injured and the building was completely destroyed," said Mohammed al-Adzeili and added that "the number of victims could grow because some of the injured are in critical condition." Coalition forces began an offensive in November to Raqqa, a city, that is the capital of IS since the jihadist organization started to win in 2014 and occupied large parts of Syria and Iraq ..
Attack on the city that suffered the chemical attack
Sohr reports that the attack was performed with unidentified fighter jets, wounding other civilians in that city, and killing at least one woman. That town is in the hands of rebels. In the beginning of this week, the city carried out a #Chemical Attack with more than 80 dead, including thirty children.
#The United States retaliated with cruise missiles against the Syrian army which is considered responsible for the use of chemical poisons. The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad rejects such accusations and claims that the poison is not and will never be used. A US military officer announced this Friday that the US soldiers believe that the Syrian regime had "help" in the chemical attack, but did not explicitly accuse Russia, the main ally of the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
Iran accusing Trump
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has accused the United States President Donald Trump of helping the "terrorist" groups in Syria, in a speech broadcasted on Iranian state television..
"The gentleman who took power in the US reportedly wanted to fight against terrorism, but today all the terrorist groups in Syria celebrated after a US attack," said Rohani not directly naming president Trump. "If you were telling the truth, why is your first action helping terrorists? Why attack the Syrian army in the war against terrorists?" Rohani asked.
Iran financially and militarily supported the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but on Friday condemned the US attack on the air base.