US-led air strikes in Syria killed 10 civilians, watchdog says

October 18, 2014 17:16

US-led forces which are bombing Islamic State militants in Syria killed ten civilians in two recent air strikes, a group monitoring the violence said on Saturday.

Washington said there was no evidence to back up the report and said US forces use mitigation measures to reduce the potential for civilian casualties when it targets Islamic State.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said seven civilians were killed when an air strike hit a gas plant near the town of al-Khasham is the eastern Deir al-Zor province on Friday, and three civilians were killed in an air strike on Thursday night in the north east province of al-Hassakah.

Reuters cannot independently confirm the reports due to security restrictions.

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