Syria: US-led coalition raid kills 50 civilians in eastern Syria

29th Jun 2017
Syria: US-led coalition raid kills 50 civilians in eastern Syria

By Khaled Suleiman

 

DEIR EZ-ZOR, Syria (AA): At least 50 civilians were killed in a suspected U.S.-led coalition airstrike in Syria’s eastern province of Deir ez-Zor on Wednesday, according to a local activist.

Three warplanes believed to be from the U.S.-led coalition struck a group of farmers in al-Dablan village in the Daesh-held province, Feras Allawi told Anadolu Agency.

He said cluster bombs were used in the strike, which left many women and children dead.

The activist, however, did not specify the number of the injured.

There was no comment from the U.S. coalition on the report.

On Monday, dozens of people lost their lives when a string of coalition strikes targeted a jail run by Daesh extremists in Mayadin, located some 45 kilometers (28 miles) southeast of the provincial capital of Dayr al-Zawr.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 231 civilians have lost their lives in US-led aerial assaults against Daesh-held al-Mayadin between May 22 this year and June 28.

The UK-based monitoring group said the fatalities included 82 children in addition to 70 women.

Syria has been locked in a devastating conflict since early 2011, when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests with unexpected ferocity, triggering a civil war that killed hundreds of thousands and displaced millions.

Additional report by The Muslim News

[Photo: US airforce. By Master Sgt Jeremy Lock U.S Air Force/Public Domain]

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