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    The US-led anti-Daesh coalition did not launch airstrikes near the Syrian town of al-Mayadin on September 15, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Col. John Dorrian stated on Friday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led anti-Daesh coalition did not launch airstrikes near the Syrian town of al-Mayadin on September 15, which resulted in civilian casualties, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Col. John Dorrian stated on Friday.

    "CJTFOIR [Coalition for Operation Inherent Resolve] is aware of civilian casualty report at al-Mayadin 15 Sept; no coalition strikes in that area," Dorrian said in a Twitter message.

    Local media reported on Thursday that more than 20 civilians died in airstrikes near Al-Mayadin in Deir Ezzor Province.

    The spokesperson noted that the closest coalition airstrike took place 20 kilometers (some 12 miles) away from the location.

    On September 9, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry announced a new peace plan for Syria that called for a ceasefire to come into force beginning on Monday.

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