US Reviewing Allegations Airstrike on IS-run Jail Killed Dozens of Prisoners

The council said they are giving the pardoned men a second chance

On June 8, a US-led coalition conducted strikes against pro-Syrian government forces within a deconfliction zone near the Syrian south-eastern village of At Tanf, destroying pickup trucks with weapons and a drone, as they allegedly posed a threat to US-led coalition forces.

In addition to the coalition, Russian Federation and Syria often carry out air strikes against IS in eastern Syria.

"The removal of these facilities disrupts ISIS's ability to facilitate and provoke terrorist attacks against the coalition, our partner forces and in our homelands. This mission was meticulously planned and executed to reduce the risk of collateral damage and potential harm to non-combatants", he added.

US-led coalition air strikes killed almost 60 people at a Syrian prison run by the Islamic State group, a monitor said Tuesday, as critics hit out at Washington for threatening action against Damascus.

The militant-held prison is situated in al-Mayadeen, which lies in the Euphrates Valley some 45 kilometers (28 miles) southeast of the provincial capital of Deir az-Zor.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday a coalition airstrike on the IS prison in the eastern Syrian town of al-Mayadeen killed 57 people.

"The United States is in Syria to eliminate the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria", White House spokesman Sean Spicer said in a statement.

Around 100 inmates were imprisoned in that jail, said the Observatory.

Last month's civilian death count of 427 from US-led coalition air strikes is more than double the previous 30-day toll from April.

Russian Federation said earlier this month that it had killed about 180 Daesh militants, including two field commanders in June 6 and 8 air strikes on Deir Ezzor.

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