Feb 11, 2019 13:35 UTC
  • Four more Syrian civilians killed as US-led warplanes bombard Dayr al-Zawr

At least four civilians have been killed when the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group conducted an airstrike in Syria’s embattled eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.

Local sources told Syria’s official news agency SANA that the aerial attack hit Baghuz town in the province on Monday.

The development came only two days after US-led military aircraft bombarded al-Tayyaneh town in the same Syrian province, leaving three people dead and several others injured.

The aerial assaults damaged some private and public property in the targeted area as well.

The US-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes and operations against what are said to be Daesh targets inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government or a United Nations mandate.

The military alliance has repeatedly been accused of targeting and killing civilians. It has also been largely incapable of achieving its declared goal of destroying Daesh.

Syria has on numerous occasions condemned airstrikes by the US-led coalition, asking the UN to force Washington and its allies to put an end to their military intervention in the Arab country.     

On January 19, the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, in two separate letters addressed to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the former rotating president of the Security Council, Francisco Antonio Cortorreal, censured US-led coalition strikes conducted against al-Baghuz al-Tahtani village in Dayr al-Zawr a day earlier, saying the US-led warplanes had targeted dozens of families fleeing from areas controlled by Daesh.

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