Heavy shelling by Islamic State militants killed at least seven people in the eastern Syrian city of Deir al-Zor on Sunday, May 14 night, a war monitoring group said, according to Reuters.
The Monday strike hit the town of Albu Kamal in the early hours of the morning, Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said. They struck near a residential area and a mosque, wounding dozens more, the Britain-based monitor said.More news: ICJ Asks Pakistan to Stay Execution of an Indian Convicted of Spying
Last Thursday, at least 11 people were killed and nine others wounded by a USA -led airstrike on the northern province of Raqqa.
ISIS has lost swathes of the territory it once held in Raqqa province, though it still holds Raqqa city, its de facto capital, and some areas to the east.More news: Pete Carroll says Seahawks considering Colin Kaepernick
Opening the Damascus-Baghdad road would give Syria a land route to its ally Iraq for the first time in years, as well as halting FSA efforts to strike east from the Jordanian border, where the insurgents receive training and aid from United States and British troops.
A US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters known as the Syrian Democratic Forces is battling towards Raqqa city after capturing several nearby towns and villages recently.More news: Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen ripped for tweeting lingerie photo of daughter
Rights groups say the actual figure is much higher.
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