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US-led airstrike kills 30 civilians in Syria's Raqqa

Xinhua     25th July, 2017 12:58:25 printer

US-led airstrike kills 30 civilians in Syria's Raqqa

DAMASCUS: At least 30 civilians were killed on Monday when a US-led airstrike hit a prison run by the Islamic State (IS) in Syria's northern city of Raqqa, local Sham FM radio reported.

 

The strike by the US-led coalition struck the prison, where the civilians were held captives by IS in the central part of Raqqa, said the report.

 

The attack came hours after the US coalition struck areas in Mayadeen city in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour, killing tens of people, according to the state TV.

 

Since entering Syria to fight IS in 2014, the US coalition has killed tens of civilians in areas controlled by IS in northern and eastern Syria.

 

The US has been recently heavily backing the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in their push to capture Raqqa, the de facto capital of IS in Syria.


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