Dec 06, 2018 07:28 Asia/Tehran
  • Fresh US-led airstrike kills five civilians in eastern Syria

A fresh US-led airstrike has killed at least five civilians, and injured tens of others in eastern Syria.

Middle East: Dozens of people were also wounded in the attack which targeted Hajjin village in the province of Deir al-Zour on Wednesday, according to an Iran Press report quoting Syria's SANA news agency.

The United States and its allies have been carrying out airstrikes against alleged Daesh positions in Syria without United Nations authorization since 2014.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights recently reported that the US-led air raids killed as many as 206 civilians in Deir al-Zour only in November.

Hundreds of civilians have also been injured as a result of the US-led airstrikes, of whom some have suffered permanent disabilities, including limbs being amputated.

Damascus has repeatedly called for a halt to the US-led bombing campaign, condemning it as a violation of its sovereignty.

Recently, the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates addressed the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the former rotating president of the UN Security Council Ma Zhaoxu in two separate letters and asked them to fulfill their responsibilities and stop US-led aerial assaults.

The ministry also called on the world body to propose an international, independent and impartial mechanism to investigate the crimes being perpetrated by the so-called US-led coalition. 206/103


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