More than a dozen civilians have lost their lives and sustained injuries when the so-called US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group carried out a number of aerial attacks in Syria’s troubled eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.
Local sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Syria’s official news agency SANA that the airstrikes targeted the town of al-Shaafah, which lies in the Abu Kamal district of the province, on Sunday evening, leaving 14 people dead.
The sources added that the victims were all members of the same family.
The development came only a day after twenty civilians, including women and children, were killed in US-led coalition airstrikes against the town of Hajin.
The strikes targeted ares in the town of Hajin in the eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.
Local sources, requesting anonymity, told SANA that nine children and eight women were among the dead after the strikes targeted a local market.
Earlier on Saturday, SANA reported another coalition strike in the same province, where 11 civilians, including three women and five children, were killed.
On November 13, the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned a recent airstrike by the so-called US-led coalition against the eastern town of al-Shaafah, which left more than 60 people dead and injured, arguing that the massacre clearly pointed to the fact that members of the military alliance had no respect for moral values, international rules and regulations besides the lives of innocent civilians.
The US-led military coalition fighter jets drop white phosphorus bombs on a town in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.
The ministry, in two separate letters, addressed to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the rotating president of the UN Security Council Ma Zhaoxu, called on the Security Council to fulfill its responsibilities and stop US-led aerial assaults.
It also asked the world body to propose an international, independent and impartial mechanism to investigate the crimes being perpetrated by the so-called US-led coalition.
The letters noted that the coalition was deliberately targeting Syria civilians and making use of internationally banned weapons, including white phosphorus bombs, in Syria.
At least 40 people, mainly women and children, have been killed in fresh US-led coalition airstrikes in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr province.
The ministry stressed that the so-called US-led coalition airstrikes were meant to kill as many Syrian people as possible, prolong the ongoing Syrian conflict, destroy the country’s infrastructure and undermine its sovereignty and territorial integrity in flagrant violation of all UN Security Council resolutions on Syria.
The letters concluded that the embarrassing silence of the Security Council had encouraged the coalition to kill more Syrian civilians and destroy their property.