Airstrike in ISIS territory reportedly kills dozens of civilians
BEIRUT — Syrian state media and a war monitor say an airstrike in an area controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in eastern Syria has killed dozens of civilians. State news agency SANA blamed warplanes of the U.S.-led coalition for the Thursday night attack that it said killed 30 and wounded dozens.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the airstrike hit an ice factory that dozens of families were using as a shelter near the village of Baghouz close to the Iraqi border in the Dier Ezzor province. It said at least 54 civilians were killed.
Iraqi warplanes as well as those of the U.S.-led coalition have carried out attacks against areas held by ISIS in the past.
ISIS still controls small pockets in eastern Syria.
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