DAMASCUS, Syria, As many as 60 civilians were killed or wounded, as a result of renewed U.S.-led air strikes, on areas in eastern Syria, Monday evening.
The air strikes heavily targeted the village of Shafeh, in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour province, in eastern Syria, and residential neighbourhoods in the village. The attack on Monday comes a day after two children and two women were killed, by a similar attack on the village of Hajin, in eastern Deir al-Zour.
The repetitive attacks have caused the displacement of hundreds of civilians, in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour.
Over the weekend, a total of 41 people were killed by U.S.-led air strikes, which are targeting the last Daesh-held area, on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River.
The United States has been backing the SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces), to defeat the Daesh on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, near the Iraqi border.
Air strikes on this area have recently been renewed, as the Kurdish-led groups were planning a second wave of attacks on the Daesh, after a failed attempt on Sept 10.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry renewed, in a statement, calls 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.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK