At least 13 people, among them children and women, were killed in an airdrop operation carried out by US occupation forces on Thursday in the vicinity of Atma village in northern countryside of Idlib province.
Local sources said that an airdrop was launched from US helicopters for US special forces targeting some houses near Atma village.
The US forces raided and destroyed some houses after encircling them in Atma area, north of Idlib along with drones’ shelling , killing at least 13 people, including six children and 3 women.
The sources added that the number of the victims is expected to increase as there are people under debris of the houses which were destroyed by the US occupation forces.
In a statement, the Pentagon said the “mission was successful” but provided no details on who was the target of the raid, or if there were any casualties.
“US Special Operations forces under the control of US Central Command conducted a counter-terrorism mission this evening in northwest Syria,” Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said, “There were no US casualties. More information will be provided as it becomes available.”