WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Earlier on Monday, Syria’s state-run SANA news agency reported that US-led coalition jets struck al-Salehia, killing at least 10 Syrian civilians.
"I cannot confirm whether this incident occurred, but I can confirm the coalition did not conduct a strike in that area. This was not the coalition," Pahon stated.
According to SANA, citing local sources, the US-led coalition targeted an area where a cotton processing factory is located.
In October, the rights group Amnesty International released a report stating that the US-led coalition's strikes in Syria had killed at least 300 civilians in the past two years.
The watchdog called for thorough investigation into reports of civilian deaths, adding that the US authorities had not given any response to a memorandum sent by the watchdog questioning the conduct of coalition forces in Syria.