U.S.-led Airstrikes in Syria Kill Civilians, Groups Say

Syrians look at civil defence workers using a digger to look for survivors in the rubble of collapsed buildings following reported air strikes on July 14, 2016 in Aleppo's rebel-held neighbourhood of Tariq al-Bab.

CNN reports: A U.S- led coalition in Syria has killed more than 100 civilians since June and wounded dozens more in airstrikes in and around the ISIS-controlled city of Manbij, according to several human rights groups.

The Manbij area is the last large tract of land along Syria’s northern border with Turkey under ISIS control, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Considered a strategic supply point between Raqqa and Turkey, it has become the site of intense fighting since a U.S.-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias entered the city in June.

Though accounts vary, several human rights group said airstrikes this week killed dozens of people, pushing the death toll past 100.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, based in the United Kingdom, said that on Tuesday, airstrikes killed 56 people, including 11 children, in the countryside north of Manbij.

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