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US-led airstrike: 70 civilians killed in Syria
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US-led airstrike: 70 civilians killed in Syria

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Damascus, Feb 12: A total of 70 civilians were killed and wounded on Tuesday by a US-led airstrike in eastern Syria, local media reported.

The airstrikes targeted a camp for displaced people in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour. The airstrikes have intensified recently on Islamic State (IS)-held areas in the eastern Euphrates river region.

On Saturday, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) started on the final stage of attacks against the IS in the eastern Euphrates river region in eastern Syria.

Following the evacuation of over 20,000 civilians from the town of Baghouz in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour, the SDF started on Saturday night the operation against the remaining IS-held pocket in the eastern Euphrates region, according to Mustafa Balli, the head of the SDF media office.

The SDF managed, with the help of the US, to defeat IS in much of the areas it had controlled in the eastern Euphrates area. (UNI)