CAIRO – At least 28 people have been killed in airstrikes launched against an area controlled by the Islamic State terror organization in the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zour, a United Kingdom-based war monitor reported on Friday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the bombings that took place Thursday night targeted civilians gathering at an ice plant in an area located between the towns of Susa and Bokros Foqani in the eastern part of the oil-rich province.
The death toll is expected to rise due to the undetermined number of those who sustained injuries during the attack, the SOHR added.
The watchdog did not mention whether the airstrikes were carried out by the United States-led international coalition or Iraqi forces, which fight against IS extremists in that area, bordering Iraq.
Neither the Iraqi troops nor the international coalition has claimed responsibility for the attack.