BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – The U.S. Coalition carried out a number of raids last night that targeted the last stretch of land occupied by the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) in southeast Deir Ezzor.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the U.S. Coalition’s heavy bombardment of the Daesh-held town of Al-Buqa’an resulted in the death of more than 40 people.
The SOHR report said that the majority of those people killed were women and children who were hiding from the U.S. Coalition’s bombs.
The death toll is expected to rise in the coming hours, as many bodies are still being discovered under the rubble.