Eastern Syria: 35 civilians killed by US-lead airstrikes

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Damascus: According to the information given by a British monitor group, at least thirty-five people were killed by the US-lead airstrikes on several areas in eastern Syria.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights went on to say that the airstrikes on Thursday targeted areas under the control of the Islamic State (IS) group in the city of Mayadeen in the countryside of Deir al-Zour province.




A day earlier, the SOHR said that 16 civilians were killed by US-led strikes on the northern city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of IS, just hours after 15 civilians got killed as a result of explosions of mines in Raqqs countryside.




Raqqa and Deir al-Zour have been the target of the US-led coalition, which is backing the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in their push against IS in Raqqa countryside and areas near Deir al-Zour.

As a result, civilian casualties have become falling on a higher rate recently with reports of civilian deaths due to the intensification of US-led strikes.