US-led coalition denies bombing pro-regime position in east Syria

Beirut (AFP) – The US-led coalition against the Islamic State group on Monday denied Syrian government accusations that it carried out a deadly overnight air strike on pro-regime forces in the country’s east. 

The bombing raid hit Al-Hari, a town in Syria’s eastern Deir Ezzor province controlled by regional militias loyal to Damascus, just before midnight on Sunday. 

“There have been no strikes by US or Coalition forces in that area,” the coalition’s press office said.