Syria: Dozens Dead as U.S. Airstrikes Target Pro-Government Forces

HeadlineFeb 08, 2018

In Syria, U.S. warplanes have carried out strikes on Syrian pro-government forces in Deir ez-Zor over what the Pentagon says was retaliation for attacks on the U.S.-backed Kurdish and Arab rebels. Syria’s government says the strikes left dozens of people dead or wounded, and condemned U.S. “aggression.” Meanwhile, the death toll in a Syrian government offensive targeting rebels in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta—and in Idlib province—has risen to 180, with human rights groups saying 34 civilians, including 12 children, were killed in attacks on Wednesday.

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