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US aerial assault kills three in Syria’s Hasakah

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
A US Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter takes off at sunset while transporting American troops out of a remote combat outpost known as RLZ near the Turkish border in northeastern Syria on May 25, 2021. (Photo by AFP)

A helicopter affiliated to the US occupation forces has targeted a house in northeastern Syria, killing three people and injuring many others inside.

Citing local sources, Syria’s official SANA news agency reported the deadly US strike in Jamous village, east of the city of Hasakah, on Wednesday.

The report added that the house had been circled by Washington-backed militants from the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of mainly Kurdish forces fighting against Damascus, for several hours before the US air raid.

The SDF militants had cordoned off the house and called on those inside to surrender, but they resisted, resulting in an exchange of fire, according to the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

The US-led warplanes intervened and bombarded the house, the SOHR said, claiming that the victims were suspected members of the Daesh terrorist group.

Syria has been gripped by foreign-sponsored militancy since March 2011, with the US and its allies aiding Takfiri terrorist outfits.

The United States has deployed forces and military equipment to Syria without any authorization from Damascus or the UN. It has long been training militants and stealing Syria’s oil, ignoring repeated calls by Damascus to end its occupation of the country.

The SDF militants have also been illegally holding control over Syria’s northern areas.


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