US-led Coalition Strike Kills 20 Civilians Near Raqa: Monitor

US-led coalition strike kills 20 civilians near Raqa: monitor

BEIRUT, Nov 9, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 09th Nov, 2016 ) - A US-led coalition air strike killed 20 civilians, including two children, overnight in a village near the Islamic State group's Syrian stronghold of Raqa, a monitor said Wednesday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said dozens of people had also been wounded in the strikes on Tuesday night on the village of Al-Heisha, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) north of Raqa. "The toll has risen to 20 civilians, including nine women and two children," Observatory chief Rami Abdul Rahman said. The monitor had earlier given a toll of 16 dead. Abdul Rahman said 32 people had also been injured in the strikes, adding that all the casualties were civilians.