Russian strike kills 20 fleeing civilians in east Syria
October 04 2017 05:10 PM
Syrians displaced from the city of Deir Ezzor walk on the outskirts of Raqa on October 2, 2017
Syrians displaced from the city of Deir Ezzor walk on the outskirts of Raqa on October 2, 2017

AFP/Beirut

A Russian air strike killed at least 20 civilians on Wednesday as they tried to cross the Euphrates river to escape fighting in eastern Syria's Deir Ezzor province, a monitor said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor, said children were among those killed as they tried to cross the river aboard rafts, escaping from areas where Russian-backed regime forces are battling the Islamic State group.



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