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US-led airstrike kills 52 civilians, including 7 children

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By Euronews
US-led airstrike kills 52 civilians, including 7 children

<p>A group monitoring the conflict in Syria has reported fifty-two civilians have been killed by a single US-led airstrike.</p> <p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights at least seven of the dead were children.</p> <h3>US-led airstrike in Aleppo province</h3> <p>The group said the attack on Birmahle city in Aleppo province mistakenly killed members of at least six families.</p> <p>Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch said the target of the attack, the group calling itself “Islamic State” (<span class="caps">ISIL</span>) was just “two kilometers away” and asks “what went wrong?”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en" align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">US reportedly kills 52 Syrian civilians in Birmahle. <span class="caps">ISIS</span> was 2 km away. What went wrong? <a href="http://t.co/VQAwkGf92w">http://t.co/VQAwkGf92w</a> <a href="http://t.co/XzANTzdljy">pic.twitter.com/XzANTzdljy</a></p>— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) <a href="https://twitter.com/KenRoth/status/594561369229414400">May 2, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <h3>‘Terrorist’ rocket attacks on Aleppo city</h3> <p>Meanwhile Syrian television has broadcast this footage it says shows victims of terrorist rocket attacks in residential areas of Aleppo city on Saturday.</p> <p>Syrian news agency <span class="caps">SANA</span> says 14 civilians were killed in the attacks. Sixty others have been injured, mostly women and children.</p>