Dozens dead in 'US-led strike' in Syria's al-Mayadeen

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"The strikes hit an IS jail in Mayadeen at dawn on Monday, killing 42 prisoners and 15 jihadists", Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP. Moscow and Damascus vehemently denied banned weapons had been used by the government side, with Putin describing the incident as a rebel "provocation".

Iran's foreign minister has denounced as a "dangerous escalation" the White House allegations that Syria is preparing a new chemical weapons attack.

Syrian state-run TV station al-Ikhbariya cited its correspondent in Deir al-Zor as saying coalition warplanes had destroyed a building in al-Mayadeen used as a prison by Islamic State.

Earlier this month, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said US-led coalition airstrikes on two Syrian provinces targeting extremists have killed 472 civilians over the past month, more than double a previous 30-day toll. But they expect the Syrian battlefield to become more complicated and crowded after Raqqa's fall when USA -backed forces, pro-Syrian government troops and Russian jets likely will be fighting near each other.

The allegations of casualties at the prison "will be provided to our civilian casualty team for assessment", he added.

He says the prison was the former home of leader for the Al-Qaeda-affiliated group that was once known as the Nusra Front but has now rebranded to become Jabhat Fateh al-Sham.

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Mattis said the USA has made it clear all along that, "we're going to equip them for the fight".

Russian Federation and Syria often carry out airstrikes against the Islamic State in eastern Syria.

"The White House must have solid intelligence about a possible Syrian sarin attack but why they chose to send [a] message to Assad and Putin via press release isn't clear", Daryl Kimball, the head of the Arms Control Association said in a tweet.

Ali Haidar, the minister for national reconciliation, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the White House statement foreshadowed a "diplomatic battle" that would be waged against Syria in the halls of the United Nations.

The communication channels between the United States and Russia, Mattis said, have helped US forces stay "focused" on fighting the Islamic State and have kept the United States from a widening role in the six-year old conflict that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and displaced millions.

He said the activities were similar to preparations taken before an April 2017 attack that killed dozens of men, women and children, and warned that if "Mr. Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his military will pay a heavy price". But Mattis also noted that YPG militants were well-armed even before the US last month chose to offer more specialised equipment for its urban assault on ISIL-held city of Raqqa.

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