At least one Syrian soldier killed in strike against IS: monitor

Beirut (AFP) – At least one Syrian soldier was killed and seven others injured in a US-led coalition strike against the Islamic State group in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The Britain-based monitor reported “explosions” in the desert around 50 kilometres (30 miles) from Palmyra, the famed ancient city that IS overran twice in Syria’s war.