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US-led coalition attack kills 50 civilians in eastern Syria

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, March 11, IRNA -- At least 50 civilians, including children and women, were martyred in a new massacre committed by the US-led International coalition in al-Baghouz camp in eastern Deir Ezzor, Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported.

Local sources said that more than 50 civilians were martyred and scores were injured on Monday as a result of airstrikes by the US-led international coalition on al-Baghouz camp.

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.

Last Thursday, warplanes of the US-led coalition shelled gatherings of civilians with white phosphorous in the surroundings of al-Baghouz village near the Syrian-Iraqi borders, claiming the lives of a number of citizens, mostly women and children.

The US-led coalition regularly carries out airstrikes and commits massacres under the pretext to fight 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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