US-led coalition attack on Dayr al-Zawr leaves 206 Syrian civilians dead in November

206 Syrian civilians have reportedly lost their lives as the US-led coalition launched airstrikes on the Syrian eastern Province of Dayr al-Zawr in November, rights group reported.
Publish date : Monday 3 December 2018 10:52
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The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that as many as 206 civilians were killed in the air raids last month.

There were 77 people under the age of 18 among the fatalities in addition to 57 female victims.

The US-led air raids also resulted in the injury of hundreds of civilians, some of whom suffered permanent disabilities and had to have their limbs amputated.
 
Local sources told Syria’s official news agency, SANA, on Friday that US-led coalition fighter jets had targeted residential buildings in al-Shaafah town of Dayr al-Zawr province, leaving at least 30 people dead.

The development came only a few days after US-led coalition fighter jets bombarded the village of Abu Hassan, which lies close to the town of Hajin. Several civilians, mostly women and children, were killed and injured as a result.

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.

The letters noted that the coalition was deliberately targeting Syria civilians and making use of internationally banned weapons, including white phosphorus bombs, in Syria.

The ministry stressed that the so-called US-led coalition airstrikes were meant to kill as many Syrian people as possible, prolong the ongoing Syrian conflict, destroy the country’s infrastructure and undermine its sovereignty and territorial integrity in flagrant violation of all UN Security Council resolutions on Syria.

The letters concluded that the embarrassing silence of the Security Council had encouraged the coalition to kill more Syrian civilians and destroy their property.

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