Suicide attack targeting US-led coalition in Syria kills 15: monitor

Publish: 2:46 PM, January 16, 2019 | Update: 2:46:PM, January 16, 2019

BEIRUT  – A suicide attack targeting US-led coalition forces in the flashpoint northern Syrian city of Manbij killed a US serviceman and 14 other people on Wednesday, a monitor said.

“There are nine civilians dead, five from the SDF accompanying forces”, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, referring to a Kurdish-led force present in the city.

It said the blast, which targeted a restaurant in the centre of Manbij and was claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group, also killed a US serviceman, although the coalition did not immediately divulge any casualty figures.