US-led US- Russia airstrike killed 62 regime soldiers, more than 100 wounded

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Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said the airstrike was in a military base near the Deir al-Zor airport in eastern Syria. It was carried out by two F-16s and two A-10s. He did not identify the planes' country affiliation, but said they were part of the international coalition.

At least 62 regime soldiers were killed in a U.S.-led coalition air strike at an army position near Deir al-Zor airport on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring group said, citing a source at the airport.

Russian jets had been bombing in the same area at the same time, the Observatory added. The source at the airport said the air strike had paved the way for Daesh fighters to overun the position at Jebel Tharda, the Observatory said.

Konashenkov says regime sources told the Russians that 62 soldiers were killed and more than 100 wounded. He says the planes came from the direction of the border with Iraq.

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