Air strikes kill 26 civilians in northeast Syria: monitor

Beirut: At least 26 civilians were killed today near the village of Al-Hol in northeast Syria in strikes likely conducted by a US-led coalition, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The monitoring group said the toll included seven children and four women, and that it was likely to rise as more bodies were pulled from under the rubble.

Kurdish and Arab rebel groups, backed by the US-led coalition bombing jihadists in Syria, recaptured Al-Hol from the Islamic State group last month.