US-led coalition warplanes killed more than 11 civilians, including women and children, in a series of airstrikes on the ISIS-held part of the town of al-Shaafah in the middle Euphrates River Valley on January 3, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
“The number of martyrs is expected to raise due to the presence of many wounded people, some of them are in a critical condition, there is also some information about other casualties,” the SOHR said in its report.
The new massacre occurred while the US-led coalition’s proxy, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), was trying to advance inside al-Shaafah. Kurdish sources said that the US-backed group managed to liberated the mosque of al-Mu’aminin in the town.
The SDF press center has not commented on the new massacre or about the situation in al-Shaafah yet. However, it confirmed that US-led coalition warplanes conducted 60 airstrikes on ISIS positions in the last 24 hours. The press center also claimed that more than 22 terrorists were killed.
Al-Shaafah will likely be captured by the SDF in the upcoming hours as the remaining civilians there began to flee, according to local sources.