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.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    And these international snotnoses complain that Israel is rough on civilians.

    • eMan14

      Have they complained about the Saudi airstrikes?

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    52 civilians hanging around ISIS?
    Maybe that does not make them civilians anymore?

    We need to start questioning the claims of “Human Rights Organizations” a lot more carefully because they all seem to be “on the other side”.

    • Alain

      You beat me to it. Exactly how is it determined who is a civilian concerning this since the terrorists do not wear uniforms. It is the same with the so-called palestinians who attack Israeli civilians and then claim the Israelis killed a big number of “civilians”. There is no longer any truly Human Rights Organisations, since they have all been long ago hijacked by agenda-driven radical extremists. Not a one is neutral, without bias and objective, the same as any of the UN organisations.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        The idea of a disinterested “Human Rights Organization” functioning on either side of that conflict is laughable.
        They would be the first ones exterminated!

    • Sounds just like Gaza Math to me.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Where’s the obligatory old woman on her knees, arms outstretched shrieking to Allah? Where’s the lone teddy bear amidst the rubble?