AMMAN (Reuters) - At least forty people, mostly women and children were killed on Saturday in the latest wave of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against the last remaining Islamic State-held pocket in Syria near the border with Iraq, the militants and some local residents said.
Asked about reports of air strikes in
Gunmen killed at least seven Christians who were returning from baptising a child at a Coptic monastery in Egypt on Friday, officials said - the most serious attack on the minority in more than a year.
Six of the dead were from the same family, and another 18 people, including children,
Sajed Salameh has spent days waiting at a mass grave in the Syrian city of Raqqa, hoping the bodies of his wife and three children will soon be found so he can give them a proper burial.
They were killed along with his father and two other relatives by an airstrike
Iran said the missile attack it launched in Syria on Monday had killed 40 "top leaders" of Islamic State, and that intelligence for the operation had been provided by its elite Quds Force.
Iran fired six missiles at targets in the Abu Kamal and Hajin regions in eastern Syria, in retaliation
More than 1,100 civilians have been killed in U.S.-led strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria since the operation began in 2014, the U.S. military said on Thursday.
The coalition fighting Islamic State militants said in a statement that during the month of August it had determined that an