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Russia air strikes kill 31 civilians in east Syria


In this image made from video and posted online from Validated UGC, a man carries a child after airstrikes hit Aleppo, Syria, Thursday, April 28, 2016. A Syrian monitoring group and a first-responders team say new airstrikes on the rebel-held part of the contested city of Aleppo have killed over a dozen people and brought down at least one residential building. The new violence on Thursday brings the death toll in the past 24-hours in the deeply divided city to at least 61 killed. (Validated UGC via AP video) A man carrying his dead child after the air strike attack.(File)

Russian air strikes killed at least 31 civilians and wounded dozens more on Saturday in a jihadist-held town in eastern Syria, a monitor said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the raids hit the town of Al-Quriyah, controlled by the Islamic State group in Syria’s oil-rich Deir Ezzor province.

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Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said there were 16 other people killed but it was not immediately clear whether they were civilians or IS fighters.