U.S.-led strikes hit ISIS tactical units in Aleppo

Jihadists of ISIS were under U.S. airstrikes in Aleppo countryside of Thursday File photo

ARA News

Aleppo, Syria – On Thursday, the U.S.-led coalition’s warplanes continued targeting locations of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) in the northern countryside of Aleppo, in northern Syria, local sources reported.

Activists in Aleppo told ARA News that the U.S.-led coalition’s warplanes hit the town of Tel Mald in the northern countryside of Aleppo, causing severe destruction in IS headquarters as well as residential buildings. No casualties reported. 

The IS militants took control of Tel Mald and several surrounding villages about six months ago, where major battles broke out between the group and rebels of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in Mareh sub-district in the northern countryside of Aleppo. 

In another development, the pro-regime helicopters targeted residential areas inside the city of Aleppo for the third consecutive day.

The pro-regime forces dropped several barrel bombs on the neighborhoods of Baeedin, Ansari, Kallaseh and Saliheen.

Speaking to ARA News in Aleppo, journalist Mustafa Muslim said that the pro-Assad helicopters targeted Thursday morning Othman bin Mazoun mosque in the neighborhood with a barrel bomb, led to the destruction of the mosque, along with four neighboring houses.

“We did not receive information about any civilian casualties so far,” Muslim added. “This is because of the mass displacement the attacked neighborhood witnessed.”

Most of the eastern districts of Aleppo were hit with barrel bombs over the past months.

On Wednesday, activists reported that a massacre was committed in the city of Aleppo by the Syrian regime in the al-Hajj Bridge area after being attacked with barrel bombs, led to the death of more than 50 civilians. 


Reporting by: Jan Nasro and Taim Khalil

Source: ARA News

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