Air strike kills 54 civilians in Syria's Deir Ezzor: monitor

They have since lost most of that territory to various offensives, but still retain pockets in Syria including in Deir Ezzor.

An air strike on one of the last holdouts of the Islamic State group in Syria has killed 54 people, more than half of them civilians, a war monitor said on Friday.
The US-led coalition fighting the extremists said it or its allies may have carried out air raids in the area, and it was investigating the alleged civilian deaths.
The raid late Thursday on an ice factory near the village of Al-Soussa close to the Iraqi border killed 28 civilians and 26 IS extremists, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
It was not immediately clear if the raid on the eastern Deir Ezzor province was carried out by an Iraqi plane or the coalition, the monitor said.
In a written statement, the US-led alliance said: “The coalition or our partner forces may have conducted strikes in the vicinity of Al-Soussa and Baghour Fukhani” on Thursday.“We are forwarding the report to our Civilian Casualty Cell for further assessment on this allegation,” it said.
Iraqi warplanes have recently carried out strikes against IS in eastern Syria, while coalition aircraft have been supporting Kurdish-led fighters battling the extremists.
The IS fighters were Syrians and Iraqis, the Observatory said.
State news agency SANA reported the strike late Thursday, saying more than 30 civilians were killed and accusing the coalition of carrying it out.
IS fighters swept across Syria and Iraq in 2014, declaring a cross-border “caliphate” in areas they controlled.
They have since lost most of that territory to various offensives, but still retain pockets of land in Syria including in the country’s vast Badiya desert and in Deir Ezzor.
IS fighters have faced two separate offensives in Deir Ezzor on either side of the Euphrates River that cuts through the province.
Russia-backed regime forces have pushed back the extremists on the western side of the Euphrates, while the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have battled them to its east.
Al-Soussa lies to the east of the Euphrates River, in a pocket of territory still held by the extremists.
IS fighters have been expelled from most urban centres in Syria, but analysts say they have retained their ability to pounce from the desert.
Last month, an IS incursion into the town of Albu Kamal on the west of the Euphrates left dozens of pro-regime fighters dead.
Attacks spiked after the extremists were evacuated from their last bastion outside Damascus in May, many heading to the Badiya desert, the Observatory said.
IS also has a presence in the northwestern province of Idlib, as well as in the southwestern province of Daraa where it has been battling opposition fighters in recent days.
The government and rebels last week announced a ceasefire agreement as the regime moves to retake control of the whole of the province, but IS is excluded from that deal.
The extremists hold a corner of territory in Daraa on the border with Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
Overnight Wednesday-Thursday, they seized the nearby village of Heet from rebels who had agreed to hand over their heavy weapons to the regime after deadly clashes.

COMMENTS

Name

Accident Adventure Agriculture Airport Animals Army Arson Article automobile Banks belief birds Bureaucracy BUSINESS Calamity celebration charity Child trafficking civic Clash Climate collapse Commerce Communication Corruption Court Crime crimes culture currency Cyber crime Defence Department Development Development And Industry Diplomacy disaster Drugs Earthquake Economy Education Election Electricity Embassy Employment Energy Entertainment Environment Excavation Execution exhibition Explosion export Family Famine Fashion felciation festival Finance fire flood Food/Agriculture food/health Foreigners Forests fraud Freight Fuel FUNERAL Hajj handicapped HANG Health Hiousing History Hotel Human Rights Infotainment int International internationl journalist Judiciary justice Kashmir KIDNAPPING labour Landslide language Lawyers Legislation Leisure lightning literature Local Manifesto Media Migrants Minorities MIRACLE mis mishap mishaps Money Laundering Moon Murder n NAB Narcotics National Nature obituary Petroleum Pilgrims Police POLITICS pollution poverty power Prison prisoners Probe project Properties Protest Railway Religion relion Rescue Rivalry Science Security Sentence Services shemales Sikh Community smoking smuggling Social Social Media Social Welfare Space sports strike Students Suicide Suicide Attack Taxation Technology telecom Terrorism Tourism Trade Trade Union Traditions Training transgender Transport Travel Tyranny Vacancies vehicle vendetaa Visa water Weapons weather wedding woman Women Working class youth
false
ltr
item
South Punjab News : Air strike kills 54 civilians in Syria's Deir Ezzor: monitor
Air strike kills 54 civilians in Syria's Deir Ezzor: monitor
They have since lost most of that territory to various offensives, but still retain pockets in Syria including in Deir Ezzor.
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-khccmm6dY-o/W0hvE10p-bI/AAAAAAAA-XU/XG-X37HAjS8idcvLXkUd0sdcNctL6U37gCLcBGAs/s400/civil.jpg
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-khccmm6dY-o/W0hvE10p-bI/AAAAAAAA-XU/XG-X37HAjS8idcvLXkUd0sdcNctL6U37gCLcBGAs/s72-c/civil.jpg
South Punjab News
http://www.southpunjabnews.com/2018/07/air-strike-kills-28-civilians-in-syrias.html
http://www.southpunjabnews.com/
http://www.southpunjabnews.com/
http://www.southpunjabnews.com/2018/07/air-strike-kills-28-civilians-in-syrias.html
true
949454145819430215
UTF-8
Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy