In Syria, a U.S.-led coalition airstrike has reportedly killed at least 40 civilians who were being imprisoned by ISIS in the eastern Syrian town of al-Mayadeen on Monday. The airstrike was reported by both the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the local news outlet DeirEzzor24. The U.S.-led coalition acknowledges carrying out airstrikes on the town on Sunday and Monday and striking ISIS-controlled buildings and infrastructure. The coalition says it is investigating the reports of civilian casualties. We do not know how many more deaths will occur due to US-Led bombing but the fact of the matter is that with more actors involved civil wars generally always last longer. The US should consider disengaging from the region all together if it really is interested in a peaceful process of leadership transition among the Syrian people.