Fresh US-led airstrikes kill nearly dozen Syr­ian civil­ians in Dayr al-Zawr

Daily Messenger - - International -

DA­M­AS­CUS: Nearly 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 Ha­jin, which lies south of the pro­vin­cial cap­i­tal city of Dayr al-Zawr, on Fri­day af­ter­noon, leav­ing 8 peo­ple dead.

The sources added that the vic­tims were all mem­bers of the same fam­ily.

The de­vel­op­ment came only two days af­ter five civil­ians, mostly women and chil­dren, were killed in US-led coali­tion airstrikes against the same Syr­ian town.

The aerial as­saults also caused sub­stan­tial dam­age to res­i­den­tial build­ings and pri­vate prop­er­ties in the tar­geted area.

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 min­istry, in two sep­a­rate let­ters, ad­dressed to United Nations Sec­re­tary Gen­eral Antonio Guter­res and the for­mer 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.

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