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Air strikes kill 22 civilians in eastern Syria

AFP | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Dec 28, 2016, 12:55 pm IST
Updated Dec 28, 2016, 12:55 pm IST
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Beirut: Air strikes carried out by unidentified aircraft killed at least 22 civilians, including 10 children, in a village held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, a monitor said Wednesday.

The civilians were from two families in the village of Hojna, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The village is located in the oil-rich province of Deir Ezzor which is mostly under the control of IS and has been regularly targeted by a US-led military coalition.

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