Coalition Hits Back Over Civilian Deaths Reported In Eastern Syria

Multiple offensives have now carved down the territory of IS in war-torn Syria. The IS territory was once controlled to a small pocket in the province of Deir Ezzor that is situated on the eastern side on the border of Iraq. Al Kurdish-led alliance that is backed by the coalition is at present battling to expel IS from that particular holdout on the Euphrates’s eastern bank, while a fight is still being continued by the regime forces, backed by Russia with the jihadists on the western side of the river.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor, the coalition strikes that occurred recently killed around 43 people which include 36 family members of the IS fighters in the Abu al-Husn village in an area which is known to be the jihadist pocket. But, it was denied by the coalition that the air raids by them had killed any commoner. Brett McGurk, the US envoy for the coalition, blamed the regime forces for the casualties of the civilians that have been stationed across the river. He also said that the reports which have attributed the coalition strikes for the civilian casualties are not true and all the forces should stop fires that are not coordinated with each other from the river cross-over right now.
According to a statement, near about 19 coalition strikes have been reported on IS targets and no civilians were present at that moment in the jihadist enclave that also includes the Hajin town. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor also said regime forces and IS fighters exchanged fire across the river, but any of the pro-government shelling did not hit Abu al-Husn. Warfare of Syria has killed near about 360,000 people, according to the reports, since the beginning of it in the year 2011 with the brutal repression of anti-government protests.

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