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57 dead in US-led strikes on Islamic State prison in Syria: Monitor

US-led coalition air strikes on a jail run by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria killed at least 57 people.

Published: 27th June 2017 04:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th June 2017 08:21 PM   |  A+A-

By AFP

BEIRUT: US-led coalition air strikes on a jail run by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria killed at least 57 people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

"The strikes hit an IS jail in Mayadeen at dawn on Monday, killing 44 prisoners and 15 jihadists," Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.

Mayadeen lies in the Euphrates Valley some 45 kilometres (28 miles) southeast of the provincial capital of Deir Ezzor.

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