Russian, regime raids killed 82 in IS-held east Syria: new toll

Russian warplanes, like the Sukhoi Su-24 bomber, have been carrying out an air war in support of President Bashar al-Assad since September 2015At least 82 people including 58 civilians were killed in Russian and regime air strikes on an Islamic State group-held area of eastern Syria, a monitor said Sunday in a new toll. “Three Russian and Syrian regime air raids on the region of Al-Quriyah, southeast of Deir Ezzor city, killed 58 civilians,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. It added that 24 other people were killed, without specifying whether they were civilians or IS fighters.

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