Militants of the Islamic State. File photo
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ALEPPO – The U.S.-led coalition’s forces intensified their airstrikes on positions of the Islamic State extremist group (ISIS) in the northern countryside of Aleppo, northern Syria, military sources reported on Saturday.
Spokesman for the Syrian rebel body of al-Shamiya Front, Saleh al-Zein, said that the coalition’s warplanes conducted “more than ten strikes” on ISIS tactical units north of Aleppo on Saturday afternoon.
“As clashes continue between our rebel forces and the terrorist group in the northern countryside of Aleppo, the U.S. and allies have remarkable intensified their strikes on the ISIS fighting positions and tactical units,” al-Zein told ARA News.
“At least 30 ISIS militants were killed during the airstrikes on Saturday,” the source reported.
The renewed strikes have also targeted a supply line for ISIS near the strategic town of Marea.
The coalition hit on Saturday the ISIS-held villages of Talalin, Harbal, Harjala and Dalha in the northern countryside of Aleppo.
Thic comes amid continuous clashes between the militant group and Syrian rebel fighters of al-Shamiya Front in the vicinity of Marea town.
Reporting by: Taim Khalil
Source: ARA News