Syrian or Russian air strikes kill dozens in eastern Syria: monitoring group

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Posted: Jun 25, 2016 10:50 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes carried out by Syrian or Russian warplanes killed dozens of people in eastern Syria on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group reported.

It said the strikes hit the village of al-Quria in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zor province, killing 47 people including 31 civilians. Deir al-Zor is mostly controlled by Islamic State.

(Reporting by John Davison; Editing by Janet Lawrence)