US-led airstrikes kill 60 civilians in Syria's Deir al-Zour

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/8/1 17:03:47

At least 60 civilians have been killed as a result of US-led airstrikes on areas in Syria's eastern province of Deir al-Zour, state news agency SANA reported on Tuesday.

The US-led coalition launched airstrikes on several villages and towns in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour over the past few hours on Tuesday, said SANA.

SANA added that the "aggression" has caused a massacre, with over 60 people killed and tens of others, mostly children and women, wounded.

The airstrikes came less than 48 hours since the US coalition struck a hospital and a club in the city of Bukamal in Deir al-Zour countryside, killing six civilians, including women and children, and wounding tens of others.

The US-led anti-terror coalition has been striking the Islamic State (IS) positions in northern Syria since 2014.

Syria's Foreign Ministry called on the UN Security Council to dissolve the US-led coalition, saying such coalition has been formed without any request by the Syrian government.

It also charged that the formation of the US coalition took place out of the framework of the UN, stressing the UN Security Council must shoulder its responsibilities in keeping peace and international security as well as halting the "crimes" of the coalition.

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