DAMASCUS, Syria, At least 16 Daesh militants were killed Tuesday, by intensive U.S.-led air strikes on Daesh-held areas in eastern Syria, a war monitor group reported.
The fresh strikes targeted the town of Hanin, one of the towns in the last Daesh-held pocket, in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour province, in eastern Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The Britain-based watchdog group said, 640 Daesh fighters have been killed, since the U.S.-led operation on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River started on Sept 10.
U.S.-led air strikes on the last Daesh-held pocket, on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River have recently intensified, as the U.S.-backed Kurdish militias, such as the Syrian Democratic Forces, were planning a second wave of attacks on the Daesh, after a failed attempt on Sept 10.
The strikes have also led to civilian casualties, with as many as 100 civilians having been killed last week, in the U.S.-led air strikes in eastern Syria.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK