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30 killed in coalition strikes on ISIL camp in Syria

It is believed the strikes were carried out by French jets

30 killed in coalition strikes on ISIL camp in Syria
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At least 30
people were killed and scores wounded in air strikes by the US-led coalition
on Sunday which destroyed an ISIL training camp in eastern Syria, a monitoring
group said on Tuesday.

Rami
Abdelrahman, head of the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights,
said he believed the strikes were carried out by French jets.

Members of the ISIL
youth wing, called the Cubs of the Caliphate, who are between 14 and 18 years
old, were among those killed, the Observatory said without identifying its
sources. The group monitors the Syrian conflict through a network of contacts
in the country.

France said on
Sunday it had launched its first air strikes in Syria and destroyed an ISIL
training camp in the east to prevent the group from carrying out attacks
against French interests and to protect Syrian civilians.

France had
until then struck ISIL targets only in neighbouring Iraq, carrying out just
three percent of the air strikes in the offensive on the group by a US-led
coalition.

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