World US-led coalition Syria strikes kill 20 civilians: monitor

13:56  18 april  2017
13:56  18 april  2017 Source:   AFP

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BEIRUT, SYRIA : Air strikes by the US - led coalition fighting the Islamic State group killed 20 civilians in Syria ’s eastern Deir Ezzor province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday. The monitor said the deaths came in two separate incidents on Monday.

Air strikes by the US - led coalition fighting the Islamic State group killed 20 civilians in Syria ’s eastern Deir Ezzor province, a monitor said on Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the deaths came in two separate incidents on Monday.

A US-led coalition has been carrying out air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria since 2014 © Provided by AFP A US-led coalition has been carrying out air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria since 2014

Air strikes by the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group killed 20 civilians in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province, a monitor said on Tuesday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the deaths came in two separate incidents on Monday.

The Britain-based monitor said 13 civilians, among them five children, were killed in a strike on Monday night on the town of Albu Kamal, near the Syria-Iraq border.

The strike also killed three members of IS, which controls the town, the monitor said.

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Airstrikes by the US - led coalition fighting the Islamic State group killed 20 civilians in Syria ’s eastern Deir Ezzor province yesterday, a monitor says. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the deaths came in two separate incidents on Monday. The Britain-based monitor says a US strike on

BEIRUT: Air strikes by the US - led coalition fighting the Islamic State group killed 20 civilians in Syria ’s eastern Deir Ezzor province, a monitor said on Tuesday. Â The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the deaths came in two separate incidents on Monday.

Earlier in the day, a US-led coalition strike killed seven civilians, including a child, in the village of Husseinyeh, the monitor said.

The US-led coalition has been carrying out air strikes against IS in Syria since 2014 and is providing air support for a Kurdish-Arab alliance advancing on the jihadist bastion of Raqa.

Last month, the coalition said its campaign against IS in Syria and Iraq had unintentionally killed at least 220 civilians, but monitors say the real number is far higher.

Most of the oil-rich province of Deir Ezzor, in Syria's east, is held by IS, including parts of the provincial capital, Deir Ezzor city.

The jihadists have besieged the remaining government-held parts of Deir Ezzor city, trapping civilians inside with limited access to supplies.

More than 320,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began with anti-government protests in March 2011.

Turkey bombs Kurdish forces in northeast Syria .
Turkish warplanes conducted a barrage of air strikes on Kurdish positions in northeast Syria early Tuesday, leaving several fighters dead, Kurdish forces and a monitor said. The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) said the strikes hit their positions near the Syrian border town of Al-Malikiyah at 2:00 am Tuesday (2300 GMT Monday). "Turkish planes carried out a broad offensive on a YPG base that houses media and communication centres and some military installations," the YPG statement said."The treacherous attack killed and wounded fighters," it added, without giving a toll.

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