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42 people died in air strike in Syria

In addition to the ISIS militants, 13 civilians were among the dead
18:10, 27 January 2019

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42 people were killed as a result of the missile strikes at the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS) last refuge in the province of Deir Ez-Zor in eastern Syria. The strike was performed by the international coalition led by the United States, Deutsche Welle reports.

"The rocket attacks were struck the night before on houses located on agricultural land near the settlement of Bagoz. This area is a launching pad for counterattacks of jihadists," the report said.

Among the dead, except for the militants of the ISIS, there were 13 civilians. In particular, seven Syrians who belong to one family associated with the ISIS including three children. In addition, six unarmed Iraqis were killed.

The coalition has not yet commented on this incident, but earlier stated that they are trying to avoid civilian casualties.

Related: Ukraine releases personal data of Wagner PMC fighters in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has supported the decision of U.S. President Trump to withdraw the American troops from Syria during his press conference, as Newsweek reported.

"Donald is right, and I agree with him," Putin said.

Despite the fact that Trump made such decision, the critics, including the Republicans, state that it promotes Russian goals in the Middle East. However, Trump believes that America has already achieved all possible goals in Syria.

 “Getting out of Syria was no surprise. I’ve been campaigning on it for years, and six months ago, when I very publicly wanted to do it, I agreed to stay longer. Russia, Iran, Syria and others are the local enemy of ISIS. We were doing there work. Time to come home and rebuild,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

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