London, June 15 (RHC)-- At least 159 Syrian civilians have been killed in airstrikes across Syria by the U.S.-led coalition purporting to fight Takfiri ISIL terrorists in the Arab country. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a report on civilian deaths on Saturday that the the U.S. strikes have killed this number of civilians since launching action against the ISIL militants in September 2014.
The UK-based group added that the fatalities have happened in the Syrian provinces of al- Hasakah, Deir Ezzor, al- Raqqa, Aleppo and Idlib. The report said in one air raid on the village of Dali Hasan in the northeastern part of Aleppo, seven family members were killed.
In a series of attacks by the U.S.-led coalition on the village of Birmahli in Aleppo, at least 64 people were killed in a single night. The London-based group noted that the death toll included 31 children (16 boys and 15 girls) under 16, 19 women above 18, 13 men above 18, and an 18-year-old young man.
Since September 2014, some members of the U.S.-led coalition have been pounding purported ISIL positions inside Syria without any authorization from Damascus or a UN mandate.