Unclaimed airstrike reported on Victory Army depot in Atmeh





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International coalition jets allegedly destroyed a weapons depot on Tuesday in Atmeh, a town in the northeast Idlib countryside on Syria’s border with Turkey, reportedly killing two Jaish a-Sunna fighters, and as many as 20 civilians, Ahrar a-Sham spokesperson Abu al-Yazid told Syria Direct on Wednesday. Although initial reports claimed the targeted depot was used by Jaish a-Sunna and Ahrar a-Sham–both members of the Victory Army rebel coalition–Ahrar a-Sham denied over Twitter on Tuesday that its forces ever used the now-wrecked building, or that any of its fighters were killed in the attack. Syria’s opposition media reported international coalition jets were behind the strike. Syria Direct could not independently verify that claim and CENTCOM did not appear to comment. For its part, Turkey denied the use of its airspace in any attack on Atmeh. “Neither coalition warplanes, nor armed drones, used nearby Incirlik airbase or Turkish airspace to attack Atmeh,” said the Turkish Foreign Ministry in a statement on Tuesday.