At least 62 civilians have been killed in a US Air Force attack on two villages near Deir ez-Zor city, Syrian state news agency Sana has reported.
US forces have been in Syria since September 2014, working with some militias to fight Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in the country. Deir ez-Zor province where the airstrike took place is included into the US-led locations. Islamic State is controlling large parts of Deir ez-Zor’s territory. According to the Russian MoD, this is clearly a result of “inaction of the US-backed armed units.”