Over 60 civilians killed in US-led coalition airstrikes in Deir ez-Zor
16:00, Saturday, 20 October, 2018
At least 62 civilians have been killed in a US Air Force attack on two villages near Deir ez-Zor city, Syrian state news agency Sana has reported. The airstrikes, which targeted the villages of Sousse and Bubradan, also injured a number of civilians, according to the agency.
US forces have been in Syria since September 2014, working with some militias to fight Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in the country. Deir ez-Zor province where the airstrike took place is included into the US-led locations. Islamic State is controlling large parts of Deir ez-Zor’s territory. According to the Russian MoD, this is clearly a result of “inaction of the US-backed armed units.”