Syria: 30 dead, several injured in air raids

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Syria: According to the information given by the reports, as many as 30 people lost their lives and several others got injured in an air strike incident in Syria’s eastern Deir Ezzor province.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group stated that at least 57 people died in an aerial attack on a prison run by the Islamic State jihadist group in the Deir Ezzor city of Mayadeen.

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Those killed included 42 prisoners and 15 IS militants, the British war monitor said, adding that “in all probability” the air raids were carried out by the US-led international coalition against IS.

The coalition has been accused repeatedly this year of causing civilian casualties as it targets IS’s rapidly shrinking territory in both Syria and Iraq, but US military officials say higher civilian casualties were always expected as the IS militants are increasingly squeezed into shrinking territory.

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