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Syrian Civilians a Target for US-Led Strikes

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In a blatant violation for human rights, US-led strikes in Syria killed civilians, including a child.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights a series of strikes overnight killed 14 ISIL militants and five other civilians.US-led strikes in Syria kill civilians

The London-based monitoring group said the militants were killed in strikes in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, and the civilians died in raids in northeastern Hasakeh.

The strikes largely targeted oil facilities captured by the Islamic State group (IS), though Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said at least one IS checkpoint was among the targets hit during the night.
Among the civilians killed in Hasakeh was a child, he added.

On Wednesday, Pentagon officials announced that the US and Arab allies had resumed bombing raids against ISIL in Syria that began a day earlier, hitting oil facilities held by the Takfiri militants.

Both Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Sayyed Ali Khameni and Hezbollah Secretary Chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah have warned against US-led strikes against ISIL in Syria.

Imam Khamenei said that the US seeks military presence in the Middle East under the pretext of fighting terrorism. Other Iranian officials said that the US is not serious in fighting ISIL because it had created this group.

For his part Sayyed Nasrallah also condemned the US strikes, saying that the US is “mother of terrorism” since it has been backing the first terrorist entity, which is Israel, and it has also created ISIL.

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