Tuesday, September 23, 2014

15 Killed in U.S.-led Air Strikes in Syria
Syrians walked past damage done through US airstrikes.
2014-09-23 17:21:46

DAMASCUS, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- At least seven fighters of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front and eight civilians were killed Tuesday in the U.S.-led air strikes against the positions of the extremist groups in the countryside of the northwestern province of Idlib, according to the oppositional Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Three positions of the Nusra Front between the Idlib and the northwestern province of Aleppo were hit by the U.S.-led air strikes, said the Observatory, adding that the Islamic State (IS) militants had evacuated their positions in the city of Manbej in the countryside of Aleppo ahead of the strikes.

In the city of al-Bab in Aleppo, the IS fighters imposed a curfew Monday evening that lasted till Tuesday morning, according to the Observatory.

The United States and its partners have begun striking IS targets in Syria with a mix of fighters, bombers and Tomahawk missiles before daybreak Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates have reportedly participated in the airstrikes. The Syrian government said it was informed about the strike ahead of its occurrence.

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