Six foreign militants killed in Syria airstrike

It is not clear whether the air strike in Hasaka province was carried out by the Syrian army or the U.S.-led coalition. (File photo: Reuters)

A senior Tunisian member of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was alongside five other foreign militants were killed in an air strike near the northeastern city of Hasakah, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Monday.

The Observatory, which gathers its information from an activist network on the ground, said the fighter jets hit a car carrying the foreign militants in a location near a village called Faouj al-Maylabeih in the southern countryside of the city, according to Reuters news agency.

The monitor said it was not clear whether the air strike in Hassakah province was carried out by the Syrian army or a U.S.-led coalition that is mounting a separate aerial campaign against ISIS in Syria.

The United States said earlier this month it had intensified an aerial campaign against ISIS in Syria.

Meanwhile, the Syrian army and militia fighting alongside it are mounting a separate campaign against ISIS in the region that borders Turkey to the north and Iraq to the east.

The ultra-hardline ISIS is fighting in Hassakah province against both pro-government forces and Syrian Kurdish fighters who have received air support from the U.S.-led coalition.


[With Reuters]
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48
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