U.S.-backed forces are pictured near the village of Susah in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor, near the Syrian border with Iraq. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
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U.S.-led Global Coalition airstrikes killed 18 civilians, including eight children, in a night raid Wednesday in an eastern Syria holdout of Daesh (ISIS), an activist group said Thursday.The strike brings the total death from the coalition raids in eastern Syria since last week to 99, the observatory said, including 43 children.The Syrian National Coalition condemned the attacks and said that the Global Coalition must cease its targeting of civilians in Deir al-Zor.The latest incident followed a report last week from the observatory that claimed that coalition strikes had killed over 70 civilians in eastern Syria over a span of three days.
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