At least 11 civilians killed in air raids in eastern Syria
Damascus: A total of 11 persons from Syria's Deir Ezzor province died in air strikes believe to have been carried out by the US-led coalition against the Islamic State jihadist group, a British war-monitor said.
The victims were from two families and are believed to have been killed by coalition warplanes that took off from neighbouring Iraq, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Thursday.
Those killed in the air raids included a man and his wife and three of their sons and their daughter, an elderly woman, another woman and her child and her mother, SOHR said.
Several other people were critically injured and others were missing under the rubble of buildings destroyed in the bombings, meaning the death toll was expected to rise, according to the watchdog.
The monitoring group relies for its information on a network of activists and doctors inside Syria.
A US-led coalition air strike killed at least 16 civilians including women and children the northern Syrian village of al-Baruda, the anti-IS group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently reported on Wednesday.