US strikes two Syrian villages, up to 17 civilians killed
According to reports by the Syria Satellite Channel, 17 people have been killed due to two airstrikes conducted by the US-led coalition against the villages Hidaj and Hamadi in the south of the Al-Hasakah region.
Previously, state TV had reported that 8 people were killed during the incident.
This month, 25 civilians were killed and over 100 injured by US-led airstrikes, which targeted the village al-Fadel near the town of al-Shaddadi, also in the Al-Hasakah region.
The following day, the Syrian Foreign Ministry submitted a letter of complaint to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the UNSC president in wake of the airstrikes.
The US-led coalition, consisting of over 70 countries, is conducting military operations against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. The coalition's strikes in Iraq are conducted in cooperation with Iraqi officials, but operations in Syria are not authorized by the government of President Bashar Assad or the United Nations Security Council.