An international coalition airstrike killed five extremists in eastern Syria on Monday (July 29th), in the first such raid since the collapse of the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS), AFP reported.
"Coalition forces conducted a strike against an ISIS cell near Busayrah", a town in Deir Ezzor province, said coalition spokesman James Rawlinson.
"This operation eliminated five terrorists who played a key role in facilitating attacks across the region against security forces and innocent civilians," he said.
The five extremists were all Syrian, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
It was the first aerial attack by coalition warplanes since ISIS was driven out of its last holdout in Syria four months ago, the Observatory said.