Strikes on east Syria's last IS pocket kill 25 civilians

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AFP Beirut, Lebanon Feb 26, 2018, 07.58 AM (IST)

Air strikes on the last pocket of Islamic State jihadists in eastern Syria have killed at least 25 civilians, including seven children, a monitor said Monday.

The strikes were conducted on Sunday on and around the village of Al-Shaafah, north of the former IS bastion of Albu Kamal near the border with Iraq, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.