US Bombs Syria, Kills 8 Civilians, Injures Others
At least eight civilians lost their lives and several others sustained injuries when the US-led coalition purportedly fighting Daesh [the Arabic acronym for terrorist ‘ISIS/ISIL' group] carried out a string of airstrikes against Syria's eastern province of Deir Ezzor.
In further details, local sources told Syria's official news agency SANA the airborne assaults targeted residential buildings in the al-Shaafah town on Thursday evening.
They also noted that the airstrikes caused great destruction in targeted areas, forcing many families to leave their homes in the village to escape the heavy bombardment of the US-led coalition military aircraft.
The US-led coalition has been allegedly conducting airstrikes against "Daesh targets" inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government or a UN mandate.
The military alliance was repeatedly accused of targeting and killing civilians. It has also been largely incapable of achieving its declared goal of destroying Daesh.
Syria's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, in two separate letters addressed to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the rotating President of the UN Security Council Vasily Nebenzya on June 5, condemned the continuing attacks by the US-led coalition against innocent Syrians, and its assaults on the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of the conflict-plagued Arab country.
The letters further noted that the "illegal" US-led coalition continues to perpetrate massacres against Syrian civilians, leaving scores of people, including elderly people, women and children, dead over the past few days and destroying homes as well as civilian properties and infrastructure in targeted villages.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team