FILE PHOTO: Smoke billows over the Syrian town of Al-Baghuz, in a rural region of Deir Ezzor

At least 16 people, including 7 children, have been killed in an airstrike launched by US-led coalition forces in a rural region of Deir Ezzor in Syria.

Iran PressMiddle East: The air raid targeted a residential area on the outskirts of the town of Al-Baghuz in the south-eastern part of Syria.

Also a local sources in Deir Ezzor told the Syrian news agency (SANA) that at least 70 civilians were martyred or injured, mostly women and children on the outskirts of Al-Baghuz town.

The town is located in the Euphrates River valley, close to the Syrian border with Iraq, some 128 km from Deir Ezzor.

Also on Nov 17, 2018, in one of the deadliest US-led coalition attacks in Deir Ezzor, at least 40 people were killed.

Most of the victims of the aggression in al-Buqa'an village were Syrian women and children.

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