16 civilians, including 7 children, killed in US-led coalition air raid in Syria – SANA

FILE PHOTO: Smoke billows over the Syrian town of al-Baghouz. © AFP / Delil Souleiman / Free

At least 16 people, including seven children, have been killed in an air strike launched by the US-led coalition in a countryside area south east of the Syrian city of Deir-ez Zor, Syrian news agency SANA reports.

The air raid targeted a residential area on the outskirts of the town of Al-Baghuz in the south-eastern part of Syria, the state news agency said, citing local sources.

Over the course of the Syrian conflict, the town of Al-Baghuz was captured by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorists, who held it for several years until it was seized by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – a broad coalition of armed groups supported by the US and its allies – late last month.

A member of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) walks near a military vehicle near Baghouz / Free

However, the town was soon partially recaptured by the terrorists again, prompting the US-led coalition to start bombing its outskirts.

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