Airstrikes kill 52 in Syria: HR Observatory

Airstrikes kill 52 in Syria: HR Observatory

Observatory for Human Rights says fifty two people were killed in airstrikes by unidentified planes in Syrian town of Al-Harra today.

In a statement, the UK-based Observatory said the attacks were carried out on positions of Lebanon's Hezbollah and other allied foreign militias around Albu Kamal region.

Earlier, Syrian state media quoting a military source reported today that US-led coaltion aircraft bombed an army position in the country's east causing deaths and injuries.

However, US Central Command spokesman Major Josh Jacques told Reuters that no member of the U.S.-led coalition carried out strikes near Albu Kamal.

On the other hand, a commander in the alliance fighting alongside Syrian forces told Reuters that drones, which were probably American, had bombed the positions of Iraqi factions between Albu Kamal and Tanf, as well as Syrian military positions.

The commander, who is not Syrian and spoke on condition of anonymity, said the strike had killed and injured some Iraqi fighters, but he did not give any numbers.