DAMASCUS, Syria, At least 105 people have been killed, over the past seven days, in Syria’s eastern province of Deir al-Zour, as a result of U.S.-led air strikes against the Daesh positions, a war monitor reported Thursday.
A total of 80 children and women were among those killed, by the intense U.S.-led air strikes that have been targeting the last Daesh-held pocket, in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The London-based watchdog said, the death toll will likely rise, as people are still stuck in the rubble.
Air strikes on the last Daesh-held pocket on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River have recently intensified, as the U.S-backed Kurdish militias were planning a second wave of attacks on the Daesh, after a failed attempt on Sept 10.
Last Saturday, the Syrian Foreign Ministry renewed, in a statement, its call on the UN to form “an independent international mechanism” to investigate the “crimes of the Washington coalition” and punish the perpetrators.
The Syrian government has long questioned the intention of the U.S.-led operations, in this oil-rich area, inside Syria.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK