The Syrian media reported on Tuesday that at least 60 civilians have lost their lives in fresh airstrikes carried out by the U.S. coalition in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr Province.
According to Syria’s official news agency, Tuesday’s airstrikes destroyed homes in several Dayr al-Zawr districts and left dozens of people, mostly women and children, injured.
The air raids were carried out less than 48 hours after the bombardment by the U.S.-led jets of some areas in the Arab country, including a hospital in the city of Abu Kamal in the same province which claimed the lives of 6 civilians and injured 10 others.
Since September 2014, the U.S.-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes against what it claims to be ISIS positions inside Syria without any authorization from the Syrian government.
However, the strikes have on numerous occasions resulted in “collateral damage”, killing dozens of civilians and failing to be effective in countering terrorism.
The Syrian government on Sunday wrote a letter to the United Nations, urging for the dissolving of the U.S.-led coalition in the country and an immediate halt to the alliance’s crimes in the Arab country.
Damascus complained that the coalition “continues to commit massacres against Syrian innocent civilians through conducting systematic airstrikes.”
It also said that the U.S.-led strikes are aimed at supporting terrorist groups in Syria.