US Led Airstrikes May Have Killed More Than 100 Civilians — Including Children — in Syria

US Led Airstrikes May Have Killed More Than 100 Civilians — Including Children — in Syria
Source: Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

More than 100 civilians have been killed in Syria since June, and according to human rights organizations, U.S. led airstrikes are to blame.

CNN reported Tuesday that airstrikes in the city of Manbij, near the border of Turkey, has been a site of casualties due to fighting between U.S.-backed forces and ISIS. According to the Telegraph, the city is a danger for civilians and troops alike, landmines and snipers ever present. 

Twenty-nine children were among the people killed near Manbij on Tuesday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The organization has the civilian death toll at 104. 

On Sunday, a woman and four of her children were killed in a separate airstrike, according to the Telegraph

Another organization said airstrikes in Manbij and al-Tukhar killed dozens and left many survivors trapped under rubble, CNN reported. 

"Anyone responsible for violations of international humanitarian law must be brought to justice and victims and their families should receive full reparation," Magdalena Mughrabi, interim deputy director of the Middle East and North Africa Program at Amnesty International, told CNN. 

Read more: 
• Turkey Just Missed the Deadline for Visa-Free Travel in the EU Under Turkey Refugee Deal
• Exclusive: Queen Rania Reveals What the Syrian Refugee Crisis Really Looks Like in Jordan
• An ISIS Fighter Wore a Headcam While in Battle — This Is What It Looked Like

How much do you trust the information in this article?

Ashley Edwards

Ashley Edwards is a news editor for Mic covering breaking and trending news. She previously worked at the New York Daily News and PIX11 News.

MORE FROM

President Donald Trump turns Boy Scout Jamboree into campaign rally

The president discussed health care, Hillary Clinton, Obama, big yachts and more to 40,000 Boy Scouts and volunteers

This child kept HIV in remission for 8 years without drugs. Here’s what that really means.

More than eight years after his initial treatment, the child is still in remission.

Driver charged with human trafficking after 30-40 people found locked in fatally hot tractor-trailer

The charge against James Matthew Bradley, the alleged driver of the vehicle, could carry a punishment as severe as the death penalty.

Charlie Gard’s parents end legal fight to continue treatment for terminally ill son

The parents have withdrawn their request for Charlie to receive treatment in the U.S.

10th person dies after 38 found locked in sweltering tractor-trailer outside Texas Walmart

8 were found dead at the scene; 2 more died after being rushed to the hospital in critical or serious condition.

Dozens killed in deadly car bomb attack in Kabul

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.

President Donald Trump turns Boy Scout Jamboree into campaign rally

The president discussed health care, Hillary Clinton, Obama, big yachts and more to 40,000 Boy Scouts and volunteers

This child kept HIV in remission for 8 years without drugs. Here’s what that really means.

More than eight years after his initial treatment, the child is still in remission.

Driver charged with human trafficking after 30-40 people found locked in fatally hot tractor-trailer

The charge against James Matthew Bradley, the alleged driver of the vehicle, could carry a punishment as severe as the death penalty.

Charlie Gard’s parents end legal fight to continue treatment for terminally ill son

The parents have withdrawn their request for Charlie to receive treatment in the U.S.

10th person dies after 38 found locked in sweltering tractor-trailer outside Texas Walmart

8 were found dead at the scene; 2 more died after being rushed to the hospital in critical or serious condition.

Dozens killed in deadly car bomb attack in Kabul

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.