A group of activists have reported that airstrikes carried out in Syria on Friday and Saturday were from the U.S. military. The regional activist groups in Syria have revealed that new airstrikes in the Syrian city of Khan Sheikhoun, which suffered chemical attacks on Tuesday, were carried out by the U.S.
An Arab news website Al-Masdar Al-‘Arabi reported that the U.S. Air Force was the source of the strikes, which claimed the lives of more than 20 people, dozens more being injured. The Arab news website Al-Masdar called the attack by the U.S. a war crime against humanity.
Reports indicate that the missiles hit an Internet coffee shop in Hanida - a town in western Raqqa countryside according to Al-Masdar. The news website revealed the names of the eight victims’ that were affected.
Aboud Al-Share and his two sons, Ibrahim Muhammad and his son, Yaseen Huwidy and his son, Hamoud Al-Aani., Fouwaz Al-Aani, Ahmad Al-Muhammad, Abd Al-Baset Al-Muhammad and Majd Al-Yaseen.
Reuters has also reported on the incident, revealing the strike was a U.S.- led coalition against the Islamic State. Reuters reported that 15 people were killed including four children as stated by the Observatory for Human Rights. That group also revealed that one woman was killed and several others were wounded.
The incident triggered response from the Russian military after a Russian frigate carrying cruise missiles was recently stationed in the area in the wake of the U.S. airstrikes on Thursday as tension between the U.S. and Russia heats up.
The number of recent casualties adds to the nine civilians and four Syrian servicemen killed and two missing from the initial U.S. airstrikes in the town. The Russian Foreign Ministry suspended a U.S.-Russian memorandum on Syrian air space.
One of the local sources is also reported to have revealed that the resulting attack by the US led to ISIS forces in the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate to launch a powerful offensive attack.