BBC: U.S. Coalition Airstrike In Eastern Syria Killed A Large Number Of Civilians

BBC: Syria war: Anti-IS strike ‘kills many civilians’

The US-led coalition says it “may have” carried out an air strike in an area of eastern Syria where scores of civilians were reportedly killed on Thursday.

Fifty-four people, including at least 28 civilians as well as Islamic State (IS) group militants, died in the strike on a village near the Iraqi border, a monitoring group says.

The raid hit a gathering at an ice factory near the village of al-Soussa.

Syria has blamed the US for the incident in Deir al-Zour province.

“The coalition or our partner forces may have conducted strikes in the vicinity of al-Soussa… yesterday,” coalition spokesman US Army Col Sean Ryan told Reuters news agency.

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More News On Reports That A U.S. Coalition Airstrike In Eastern Syria Killed A Large Number Of Civilians

Airstrike in ISIS territory reportedly kills dozens of civilians — CBS/AP
Syria blames US planes for attack that killed at least 28 civilians — SCMP/AFP
U.S.-Led Coalition or Partners May Have Hit Syrian Area: Spokesman — US News and World Report/Reuters
Syria: Airstrike on ice factory kills dozens of civilians — DW
Suspected US airstrike in Syria kills at least 54 people — The Independent
Airstrike kills 54 in Syria, US-led coalition hints at responsibility — Al-Arabiya

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