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U.S.-LED AIR STRIKES KILL 56 CIVILIANS IN DAESH-HELD SYRIAN TOWN

DAMASCUS, Syria,- U.S.-led air strikes are accused of killing over 56 civilians, in a besieged Syrian town near Turkey on Tuesday morning, according to a monitor group.

The "massacre" targeted Manbej, a town controlled by the Daesh group, in the northern countryside of Aleppo province.

The U.S.-led anti-terror coalition has been backing the rebels' Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), to capture the town since last May, succeeding so far to lay a siege on the Daesh fighters and some 100,000 civilians in the town.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, 11 children were among those killed, when the air strikes targeted the northern countryside of Manbej at dawn Tuesday.

The UK-based watchdog group, had already raised the death toll of civilians by the U.S. coalition in Manbej to over 104, who, it said, were killed between May and July 18.

Manbej has a strategic importance to the U.S.-backed rebels, due to its location near Turkey.

Capturing Manbej would deprive Daesh from a key stronghold near Turkey.

Source: Name News Network

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