Russia-led air strikes kill 63 people in Syria

  • Nine children were amongst 63 killed in air strikes led by Russia on Saturday. Khasham, off the city of Deir-al-Zor, was most affected as a result of the attacks as confirmed by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Pro-government Syrian forces continue to battle the Islamic Militants, who control majority of the province. Raids were also carried out at IS’s capital of Raqqa over the past two days killing 44 and leaving hundreds injured.