AMMAN, Nov 17 (Reuters) – A minimum of forty individuals, largely ladies and youngsters have been killed on Saturday within the newest wave of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in opposition to the final remaining Islamic State-held pocket in Syria close to the border with Iraq, the militants and a few native residents mentioned.
Requested about experiences of air strikes within the Buqan space close to Hajin on the japanese banks of the Euphrates River on Saturday, the coalition’s spokesman confirmed that there have been strikes however denied there have been civilian casualties.
Colonel Sean Ryan, the coalition spokesman, mentioned “the coalition takes nice measures to determine and strike acceptable ISIS targets so as to keep away from non-combatant casualties.”
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Islamic State’s Amaq information company quoted a medical supply as saying 40 individuals had been killed, a declare which was additionally made by Syrian state media.
Relations of households from the world and Syrian state media mentioned dozens of individuals have been killed within the final two weeks from U.S. coalition airstrikes in Hajin and areas round it.
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The Syrian authorities protested simply over per week in the past to the United Nations about an air strike by the U.S.-led coalition in opposition to Islamic State which it mentioned killed 26 civilians in Hajin.
The combating is the newest part of efforts by the U.S.-led coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to clear Islamic State from its final foothold east of the Euphrates River following final 12 months’s defeat of the group in Raqqa, its Syrian headquarters.