Eight civilians killed in US-led coalition’s airstrike west of Syria's Raqqa

MOSCOW, Apr. 30 (MNA) – An airstrike of the US-led anti-terror coalition has claimed lives of eight civilians in the Syrian city of Al-Tabqah, west of Raqqa, local media reported Sunday.

The coalition’s airstrike was conducted as part of the offensive operation against Daesh, which controls the city, the Syrian state broadcaster reported.

Other media reports suggest that at least 14 people we killed by the airstrike.

The US-led coalition of 68 nations is conducting airstrikes, ground-based and rocket-propelled artillery fire against Daesh in Syria and Iraq. The strikes in Iraq are conducted in support of the Iraqi government, but those in Syria are not authorized by the UN Security Council or the government of President Bashar Assad.

SPUTNIK/MNA

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