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10 people killed in IS-held Syrian district

Syrian opposition monitoring groups say an airstrike on the eastern city of Deir el-Zour has killed 10 people.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees say Tuesday’s strike hit a bakery in a neighborhood held by the Islamic State group.

The LCC says the airstrike was carried out by Russian warplanes, while the Observatory did not say who was behind it.

Russia’s Defense Ministry said earlier that Russian warplanes took off on Tuesday from a base in Iran to target IS and other militants in Syria.

The ministry said that Su-34 and Tu-22M3 bombers targeted IS and the Nusra Front in Aleppo, Idlib and Deir el-Zour.

AP

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