Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

28 civilians killed in Syria air strikes

28 civilians killed in Syria air strikes

The US-led raid in the village of Al-Shahabat killed 12 of a family, including five children.

Two sets of strikes 30 minutes apart hit civilians sheltering in tents along the Euphrates and boats on the river, the monitor said.

- Aiming to push Daesh from the city's eastern neighbourhoods.

The Syrian army has lifted the siege to the capital city of Deir al-Zour by breaking into the terror group's defense line around the Brigade 137 base of the Syrian army.

Much needed aid is finally pouring into the city after a joint Syrian-Russian offensive broke ISIS blockade.

He recalled that the city of Deir ez-Zor, which used to be besieged by terrorists for more than three years, was unblocked by Syrian troops under the command of General Hassan Suhel on September 5.

Regime troops are preparing to cross the River Euphrates, up to now the "line of deconfliction" with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the Kurdish-led militia fighting Isis with U.S. and British help, according to Iranian media.

IS-held Al-Shahabat lies on the eastern side of the Euphrates, around seven kilometres (four miles) from the river.

THE Syrian army was poised to strike across the Euphrates river yesterday in its race to reach the Iraqi border before US-backed Kurdish forces.

Tribal figures on Monday announced they were laying the groundwork for a civil council to run the city after IS's defeat, according to a statement published by the SDF's media office.

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