Nearly a dozen Syrian civilians killed in US-led attack on Dayr al-Zawr
Almost a dozen Syrian civilians have been killed and several more injured as US-led coalition launched airstrikes on Syria’s eastern Province of Dayr al-Zawr.
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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.
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.