US-led airstrikes kill dozens in Syria

US-led airstrikes kill dozens in Syria

At least 40 people, mostly women and children, were killed on Saturday by US-led airstrikes on the last pocket held by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria, Brisbane Times reports with a reference to a war monitor and Syrian state media reports.

The coalition did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It maintains that it does all it can to avoid civilian casualties, and looks into all strikes to determine the credibility of claims in the media.

Rami Abdurrahman, head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the early Saturday airstrikes hit homes in Abu al-Hassan village, near the town of Hajin, which lies along the border with Iraq.

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