Syria conflict: US-led strike on Aleppo kills 52 civilians, rebel rocket attack kills 15, monitor says

US-led strikes targeting the Islamic State (IS) group have killed at least 52 civilians, including seven children, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, a group monitoring the conflict said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) monitor also reported deadly violence elsewhere in Syria, including a rebel rocket attack that killed 15 civilians and wounded dozens in Aleppo.

SOHR director Rami Abdelrahman said the death toll from Friday’s strike was the highest civilian loss in a single attack by US and Arab forces since they started air raids against hardline Islamist militant groups in Syria such as IS.

US-led forces are also targeting the group in Iraq.