BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – A number of airstrikes carried out over rural Deir Ezzor last night killed as many as 54 people, the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) claimed.
According to the SOHR report, the U.S. Coalition or Iraqi Air Force carried out targeted airstrikes over a town in eastern Deir Ezzor last night, killing at least 28 civilians and 26 Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists.
The incident occurred close to the border with Iraq, SOHR Director Rami Abdulrahman told Reuters on Friday, adding that Iraqis made up most of the civilian deaths.
The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State said it or its allies may have carried out air raids in the area, and it was investigating the alleged civilian deaths.
The pro-government National Defense Forces (NDF) said the attack was carried out by the U.S. Coalition over the town of Baghouz in east Deir Ezzor.