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TURKISH AIR STRIKE KILLS SEVEN CIVILIANS IN NORTHERN SYRIA

DAMASCUS, Syria, - At least seven civilians were killed Monday, by a Turkish air strike on a town in northern Syria, state news agency SANA reported.

The Turkish air strike targeted the town of Sheikh Naser in the city of al-Bab, which is held by the Daesh group in the northern countryside of Aleppo province, near Turkey.

The Turkish air force has been backing the rebels' Free Syrian Army (FSA), in their push to take al-Bab from the Daesh. Turkish officials recently said, the Ankara-backed FSA are closing in on al-Bab, adding that, the city will soon fall.

The Syrian government has for long accused Turkey of supporting the rebels in northern Syria.

Ankara is now supporting the FSA, to take areas from the Daesh and to cut the road, before the advance of the Kurdish-backed militant groups in northern Syria, near the Turkish border.

Earlier in the day, SANA said, at least 10 civilians were killed by a U.S.-led air strike on the country's northern province of al-Raqqah, the de facto capital of the Daesh.

The air strike targeted a cotton mill in the village of Salhiyeh in the northern countryside of al-Raqqah, killing three workers and displaced a family of six, as well as, another person from the village.

The U.S. coalition has been striking Daesh positions in al-Raqqah, the main bastion of the group, and other Daesh-held areas in Aleppo since the late 2014.

The U.S. administration had previously admitted the falling of civilian victims, in the course of striking Daesh-held territory in Syria.-

Source: Nam News Network