Syria: 42 civilians including 15 guards killed in US-led airstrikes against IS

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US: According to the information given by a British-based war monitor, in an incident that took place in the Syrian city of al-Mayadin that killed at least 57 people in airstrikes allegedly carried out by the US-led coalition against a prison run by the Islamic State terror organisation.

As per the reports, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Tuesday that the air raids killed 42 civilians and 15 guards and Islamic State prisoners on Monday.

The death toll could increase as there are people still missing under the rubble, SOHR said, adding that the prison had about 100 detainees, including civilians and IS militants.

Before turning it into a prison, the building was the home of the leader of al-Qaida affiliate in Syria who was assassinated by Islamic State. The facilities were divided into a special section for civilians and another for IS members.