“At least 20 civilians, including women and children, were killed in the US airstrikes on a residential area in Southeastern Deir Ezzur,” local sources were quoted as saying.
The sources noted that the US-led coalition’s warplanes targeted tens of families who were fleeing the areas under ISIL’s control, including al-Baqouz Foqani village and its surrounding areas, killing and injuring over 20 and injuring many more.
They said the death toll is on rise due to the deteriorating health conditions of a large number of those injured in the attacks.
In a relevant development in late November, Over 30 civilians, including children and women, were killed in the US-led coalition air raid on a medical center in Southeastern Deir Ezzur.
Field sources said at the time that the warplanes pounded the small town of al-Sha’afah in Southeastern Deir Ezzur, adding that a medical center was targeted in the attack that left 30 civilians, including women and children dead and many more wounded.
The sources further said that death toll is expected to rise as some of the injured are in critical conditions.
Also, on Monday, airstrikes by the US-led coalition warplanes killed many more civilians in the Eastern part of Deir Ezzur, informed sources said.
“The US-led coalition warplanes struck the homes of civilians in the town of al-Sha’afah in Eastern Deir Ezzur, killing at least 14 civilians from a family most of them children and women,” battlefield sources in Eastern Deir Ezzur said.
The sources noted that many other civilians were also injured in the US airstrikes on the residential areas.
“A large number of houses were destroyed and the region’s infrastructure was extensively damaged in the US warplanes’ raids,” the sources added.