Led air strike kills 57 in IS-held prison

Mattis: US arms for Syrian Kurds will continue after Raqqa

"This disrupts [IS's] ability to conduct terrorist attacks in both in Iraq, Syria, against coalition partner forces, and also against our homelands", he told the BBC.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights earlier said dozens of people had been killed on Monday in al-Mayadeen in an air strike believed to have been carried out by the coalition on an Islamic Sate prison.

A suspected US-led coalition air raid on an ISIL-run prison in eastern Syria has killed at least 57 people, according to a monitoring group.

Mayadeen is located in the Euphrates Valley about 45 kilometers (28 miles) southeast of Deir Ezzor, the capital of a province bearing the same name.

CENTCOM said it will assess the allegations that civilian prisoners were killed, and it would publish the results of its assessment in its monthly civilian casualty report.




The building that was destroyed was reportedly being used as a prison by the extremists with the observatory saying that 42 prisoners and 15 jihadists died when the facility was hit.

It said the Mayadeen mission was "meticulously planned and executed to reduce the risk.to non-combatants".

Unconfirmed reports from both activist groups have alleged that a US -led coalition was responsible for the strike.

Activist-run Deir Ezzor 24 media outlet put the tally at 60 civilians, adding that the building belonged to an al-Qaeda-linked commander before it was seized by the Isis in 2014.

The US-led coalition said last week that it had killed IS's top cleric Turki Binali in a May 31 strike on Mayadeen.

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