US strikes kill dozens of Islamists northern Aleppo

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ARA News

ALEPPO – Warplanes of the US-led coalition on Thursday launched several airstrikes on the northern countryside of Aleppo, north Syria, killing dozens of jihadis of the Islamic State (ISIS).

The raids targeted ISIS headquarters in a number of villages north of Aleppo, including Talalin, Hawr Nahr, Arshaf and Tel Malid.

“The US-led strikes hit weapons’ storages centres and tactical units for ISIS in the northern countryside of Aleppo on Thursday evening,” spokesman for the Syrian opposition forces in Aleppo Salih al-Zain told ARA News. 

“Over 30 ISIS fighters were killed in the airstrikes, beside the destruction of four armoured vehicles and a large deal of ammunition,” the official said. 

In the meantime, ISIS militants shelled the opposition-held town of Marea in Aleppo province, causing casualties among civilians.

“The shelling, which targeted a populated neighbourhood in Marea, led to the death of three civilians and injury of a dozen more, and caused mass destruction of houses and civilian property,” rights activist Muhammad Salama told ARA News in Marea. 

“Marea has been under ISIS siege for months. People suffer sharp shortage of food and medicine,” the source reported. 

ISIS is trying to take over Marea town in order to reopen its supply line between Azaz city and Aleppo, especially after losing major areas to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) north of the province. 

Reporting by: Taim Khalil

Source: ARA News

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