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Coalition airstrikes led by the US on the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor killed several dozen civilians and destroyed many homes, reports SANA, citing government sources.
According to the interlocutor of the Agency, a coalition aircraft dropped ordnance on several villages near the town of Abu Kamal on the East Bank of the Euphrates river in the night of Friday, July 13. As a result, according to the Agency, 30 people were killed. At the same time, Reuters reported 54 casualties, including civilians and militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). Among the dead and wounded are women and children.
The number of dead could rise, as most of the victims were very seriously injured, writes SANA. It is also noted that the city subjected to bombardment, severely damaged.
According to a source, the attacks are directed not against the militants, as claimed by Washington, but against the civilians of the area who oppose the presence there of coalition forces.
At the White house this message has not yet commented.
In early July, the militants announced new casualties among U.S. military personnel in Syria. It was reported that in the province of Deir ez-Zor was killed four American soldiers. They supposedly died in the explosion of a land mine.
In June, the jihadists have also reported that they were able to undermine the military vehicle Humvee near the settlement of Rabika. As a result of allegedly killing three American soldiers. Then the United States about losses in this area is also not confirmed.
The international anti-terrorist coalition led by the United States conducts operation “Unwavering commitment” against the “Islamic state” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.
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