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70 civilians killed, injured as US-led coalition warplanes pound Syrian town

Dozens of civilians, mostly women and children, have lost their lives and sustained injuries when the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group launched a fresh round of airstrikes against an area in Syria’s troubled eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.
70 civilians killed, injured as US-led coalition warplanes pound Syrian town
AVA- Local sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Syria’s official news agency SANA on Tuesday that the aerial attacks targeted the outskirts of al-Baghouz town, leaving 70 people dead and injured as a result.
The sources added that the airstrikes hit a makeshift camp, which internally displaced people had set up in the area after fleeing fierce exchanges of gunfire between the US-led coalition and the last remnants of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.
They noted that the death toll is expected to rise as some of the injured are in critical condition, and they cannot be moved since the area is under heavy shelling. 
On Saturday, US-led military aircraft bombarded al-Tayyaneh town in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr province, leaving three people dead and several others injured.
The aerial assaults damaged some private and public property in the targeted area as well.
The US-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes and operations against what are said to be Daesh targets inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government or a United Nations mandate.
The military alliance has repeatedly been accused of targeting and killing civilians. It has also been largely incapable of achieving its declared goal of destroying Daesh.
 
 
Wednesday 13 February 2019 06:43
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