Air strikes in east Syria kill 12 civilians

Air strikes in east Syria kill 12 civilians
In this file photo, a man walks along a deserted street filled with debris in Deir Ezzor, eastern Syria on Feb.14, 2014. (REUTERS)
Updated 01 January 2018

Air strikes in east Syria kill 12 civilians

Air strikes in east Syria kill 12 civilians

BEIRUT: Air strikes on one of the last villages still held by the Daesh group in eastern Syria killed 12 civilians, including four children, a monitor said Monday.
The strikes were carried out late Sunday on the village of Susa in Deir Ezzor province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
“Twelve civilians from the same family, including four children, were killed,” Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.
The Britain-based monitoring organization, which has a broad network of sources on the ground, said the strikes were likely conducted by the US-led coalition that launched air raids against Daesh in Syria and Iraq in 2014.
There was no immediate comment from the coalition.
The Daesh group has lost nearly all the territory it once held in Iraq and Syria and is clinging to a scattering of small villages and pockets of land in the border area.
The coalition admitted on Thursday to “unintentionally” killing at least 817 civilians since it started its aerial campaign against Daesh.