U.S.-led coalition warplanes carried out early on November 9 several airstrikes on tents set by unknown individuals in northeast Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
The UK-based monitoring group said that the targeted tents were located in an area known as Khibrah in northeast Deir Ezzor.
“The tents were set about a week ago by people who claimed to be hunters. The airstrikes killed everyone who was in the tents,” the SOHR’s report reads.
Khibrah, a desert area, is controlled by the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a close ally of the U.S.-led coalition. This makes the airstrikes very unusual.
The U.S. airstrikes may have targeted commanders of ISIS or other terrorist groups. Last month, U.S. killed the terrorist group’s leader Abu Baker al-Baghdadi and spokesman Abul-Hasan al-Muhajir in similar operations.