This story was updated on May 26, 2017 to show the latest death toll stands at 117.
US-led airstrikes in Syria’s oil-rich eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr have killed at least 117 civilians, mostly women and children, a monitoring group says.
According to the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the strikes which began late on Thursday and continued through early Friday, targeted a series of residential buildings in the town of Mayadin.
“The toll includes 42 children. They were families seeking refuge in the town’s municipal building,” it said in a Friday statement.