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U.S.-led airstrike on Syrian city kills more than 100; criticism of air campaign mounts

U.S.-led airstrike on Syrian city kills more than 100; criticism of air campaign mounts

Warplanes of the U.S.-led coalition pounded an eastern Syrian city Thursday and Friday, killing more than 100 family members of Islamic State jihadists, activists and a monitoring group said. The U.N. condemned the escalating airstrike campaign on the northeastern provinces of the country.

Two coalition airstrikes — on Thursday evening and early Friday morning — on the city of Mayadeen, which lies on a segment of the Euphrates River that straddles Iraq and Syria, killed 106 people, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group with a network of activists in Syria.

“In these two days alone, coalition airstrikes on the city of Mayadeen killed 47 children,...

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