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U.S.-LED COALITION KILLS 62 IN SYRIA’S DEIR AL-ZOUR

DAMASCUS, Syria, A total of 62 people have been killed, over the past 24 hours, as a result of the U.S.-led air strikes on the country's eastern province of Deir al-Zour. The coalition's air strikes targeted areas in the village of Souseh, in the countryside of the city of Abu Kamal, in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour, killing 15 people, including women and children.

The U.S.-led air strikes also killed 37 others, when targeting a mosque in that area.

In the town of Abu Badran, the coalition air strikes killed at least 10 people, said the report, adding that, more wounded are expected to die, as many of them are in critical conditions. Many civilians have also been trapped under the rubble, as a result of the air strikes.

The coalition is following the tactic of scorched land, under the pretext that, it's targeting the Daesh in eastern Deir al-Zour. A day earlier, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said tens of people have been killed, as a result of the U.S.-led air strikes on the last Daesh-held pocket in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour.

The U.S.-led coalition backs the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, in their push to defeat the Daesh, in a few areas the terror-designated group is still holding onto in the eastern bank of the Euphrates River.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry has recently urged the UN, to conduct an international investigation, into the "crimes" of the U.S.-led coalition in Syria. The Syrian government side has repeatedly charged that, the U.S. is using the battles on the Daesh as a pretext to keep intervening in Syria's affairs.

The U.S.-led coalition entered the battles in Syria against the Daesh in 2014, with the government questioning the intention of the U.S. and branding its intervention as illegal, as it happened without the consent of the Syrian government.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK