Qasad militia backed by US helicopters on Thursday committed a massacre, killing 7 civilians in Shahil town in the northeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.

Local sources said that Qasad militia backed by US helicopters at dawn besieged al-Katef neighborhood in Shahil town for more than two hours ,and then stormed into the neighborhood with heavy and random shooting , claiming the lives of 7  civilians , injuring others, and arresting a number of the locals.

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