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    Daesh Launches Offensive on Kurds in Aleppo After Alleged Coalition Airstrike

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    Daesh terrorists have launched an offensive on Kurds' positions to the North of Aleppo following alleged airstrikes by US-led coalition aircraft, Kurdish militia told Sputnik.

    "Daesh terrorists started attacks on the positions of Kurdish fighters in Hassajek after US-led coalition airstrikes. The attacks were repelled, but fighting to the south of the village continues," a source in the Kurdish militia said.

    According to the representative of the Kurdish militia in Hassajek, the Free Syrian Army units attack the village from the north.

    "Turkish artillery covered the Free Syrian Army's offensive on Hassajek from the north. At least 30 artillery volleys were conducted on Hassajek and nearby suburbs," the source told Sputnik.

    The Russian center for Syrian reconciliation said Tuesday it had received local reports of an airstrike on Hassajek that killed six people and wounded at least four. According to its bulletin, Russian or Syrian aircraft did not operate in the area at the time of the strike while air traffic control systems detected two F-16 fighter jets of the Air Force of the Kingdom of Belgium at the time of the strike.

    On Wednesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry called on the US-led counterterrorist coalition to condemn the deadly airstrike in Syria by one of its allies.

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