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New US-led airstrikes kill tens of civilians in eastern Syria

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Tens of civilians have lost their lives when the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group carried out a series of aerial attack against an area in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.

Local sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the airstrikes targeted al-Fansh crossroad in the city of Mayadin, located about 44 kilometers southeast of the provincial capital city of Dayr al-Zawr, during the morning rush hour on Monday, killing and injuring tens of civilians, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported.

The sources added that the air raids also damaged scores of public properties and residential buildings in the areas.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on July 19 that at least 15 civilians had been killed after the US-led coalition struck the village of Zur Shammar, about 30 kilometers (20 miles) from the Daesh-held northern city of Raqqah.

Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the Britain-based monitoring group said “three children and four women” were among the victims. 

The development came a day after several civilians also lost their lives, when US-led military aircraft bombarded Kashkieh village in Dayr al-Zawr Province.

Nearly a dozen civilians were killed on July 13, when US-led military aircraft targeted al-Diriyah neighborhood of Raqqah. Seven of the victims were members of one family.

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

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

The city of Raqqah, which lies on the northern bank of the Euphrates River, was overrun by Daesh terrorists in March 2013, and was proclaimed the center for most of the Takfiris’ administrative and control tasks the next year.

Syria has been fighting different foreign-sponsored militant and terrorist groups since March 2011. UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura estimated last August that more than 400,000 people had been killed in the crisis until then.

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