21 children among 53 civilians killed by Russian strikes in Syria

2017-11-27 12:03
Trucks carrying food aid arriving in Deir Ezzor province, Syria. (Sana via AFP)

Trucks carrying food aid arriving in Deir Ezzor province, Syria. (Sana via AFP)

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Beirut – Russian air strikes on Sunday morning killed at least 53 civilians, including 21 children, in a village held by the Islamic State (ISIS) group in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province, a monitor said in a new toll.

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"The toll increased after removing the debris in a long day of rescue operation," Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told AFP, adding the strikes hit "residential buildings" in the village of Al-Shafah on the Eastern bank of the Euphrates River.

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The monitor previously gave a toll of 34.

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