MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Sana news agency, the coalition's strikes hit the city of Al Bukamal, killing five civilians. Another strike targeted a settlement on the province's east, claiming the lives of seven people.
The airstrikes left ten civilians injured and caused damage to the nearby houses and infrastructure, the news agency specified.
The source pointed out that the main operation took place between the settlements of Ash Sholah and As Sukhnah and was aimed at ensuring the security of highway traffic.
The highway between Palmyra and Deir ez-Zor has recently become passable for humanitarian convoys after the Syrian government forces breached the three-year siege of Deir ez-Zor by Daesh on September 5.