Jan 18, 2019, 10:39 PM
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Syrian civilians martyred in US-led coalition airstrikes

Tehran, Jan 18, IRNA - Twenty civilians, including women and children, have been killed in new airstrikes carried out by the US-led international coalition in al-Baghouz Foqani village, in Deir Ezzor south-eastern countryside.

Local sources said that 20 civilians were martyred, including women and children, and several more were injured on Friday as a result of airstrikes by the US-led international coalition on al-Baghuz Foqani village and its surrounding in Soseh township, al-Boukamal area in Deir Ezzor south-eastern countryside, the Syrian News Agency (SANA) reported.

The sources pointed out that the aggression targeted dozens of families while trying to escape from the areas where Daesh terrorists are positioned.

According to the sources, the death toll is likely to rise as most of the wounded sustained serious injuries.

The US-led coalition regularly carries out airstrikes and commits massacres under the pretext of fighting against Daesh terrorist group.

Since it was illegally formed outside the jurisdiction of the UN Security Council in August 2014, under the pretext of fighting Daesh, the coalition has been committing massacres against innocent civilians, killing hundreds of people, injuring others and destroying infrastructure.

Syria has repeatedly demanded, through dozens of letters to the UN Secretary General and UNSC President, a serious and an immediate action to stop such attacks and massacres and to take necessary measures to set an independent international mechanism to probe into these crimes.

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