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    The US-led coalition did not carry out strikes near Abu Kamal in Syria that reportedly killed civilians, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Col. John Dorrian said on Monday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — He said that it couldn't been the US-led coalition and it had never struck Abu Kamal.

    "CJTFOIR [coalition] seeing stories of an Abu Kamal strike today causing civilian casualties; COULDN'T be us — we didn't strike [Abu Kamal] before these reports," Dorrian said in a Twitter post.

    According to previous reports by Operation Inherent Resolve press releases, the US-led coalition struck Abu Kamal on May 12 and May 9. THe coalition also struck the area on almost a daily basis in May.

    Earlier on Monday, the United Kingdom-based monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed a US-led coalition strike killed 23 people, mostly civilians, in Abu Kamal.

    The strike was conducted near a residential area of the town around 3 a.m. on Monday, according to the reports.

    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Daesh headquarters was located in the area.

    Operation Inherent Resolve said in a statement last month that US-led coalition actions have killed 352 civilians since the operation against Daesh had began in 2014.

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