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7 killed in blast near US-led coalition patrol in Syria

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Kurdish-led Manbij Military Council, which runs the town, say the blast occurred near a restaurant.

Reported by: India TV News Desk, Beirut [ Published on: January 16, 2019 17:52 IST ]

 7 killed in blast near US-led coalition patrol in Syria

At least seven people were killedin an explosion near a patrol of the US-led coalition in the northern town of Manbij in Syria, reports said. News agency AFP, quoting a Syrian war monitoring group, confirmed the death toll, while AP report said that casualties could include troops of the US-led coalition

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Kurdish-led Manbij Military Council, which runs the town, say the blast occurred near a restaurant.

The Observatory says the explosion was likely set off by a suicide bomber. No further details were immediately available.

The attack comes as the US has begun the process of withdrawing from Syria.

(With inputs form agencies)

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