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Air strikes kill 19 civilians near Syria's Deir Ezzor city:

AFP  |  Beirut 

Suspected Russian air strikes killed 19 civilians outside the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor today, a monitor said, in a second day of deadly strikes in the region.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said two sets of strikes half an hour apart targeted the village of Al-Khrayta, killing eight civilians in tents along the Euphrates River and another 11 in boats on the water.

The deaths came a day after the monitor said Russian air strikes killed 34 civilians in ferries carrying them across the Euphrates southwest of the city.

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First Published: Mon, September 11 2017. 23:07 IST