This post was written by Connor Balough
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 A.M.) – The U.S. Coalition killed several civilians near the Iraqi border-crossing in Deir Ezzor on Tuesday, while they were attempting to target the Islamic State’s (ISIL) positions inside the town of Abukamal.
According to local activists, the U.S. Coalition killed 23 civilians during the attack on Abukamal yesterday, including 10 children and 5 women.
The local activists claimed via their social media accounts that the U.S. airstrikes struck a densely populated housing block in Abukamal that was known to have Iraqi refugees staying there.