Air raids kill 23 civilians in jihadist-held Syria town

Twenty-three civilians, including nine children, were killed in air strikes on a town in eastern Syria held by the Islamic State jihadist group on Thursday, a monitor said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, it did not know whether Syrian regime or Russian warplanes carried out the strikes on Al-Mayadin in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor.

A US-Russian brokered truce in force since Monday does not include areas where IS is present.

Topics: Syria , conflict , strikes
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