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Civilians killed in US-led airstrikes on village in Syria's Dayr al-Zawr

Iran Press TV

Mon Jul 29, 2019 02:33PM

An unspecified number of civilians have lost their lives in airstrikes conducted by the US-led military coalition on a village in Syria's eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.

Syria's official news agency, SANA, citing local sources, reported Monday that the US-led warplanes carried out airstrikes on al-Rez village in al-Basira area in the eastern parts of the volatile province.

The aerial aggression killed a number of civilians and wounded others, most of them women and children, it added.

The report further said that the not only the airstrikes caused damage to houses in the village but also created a state of panic among the villagers due to the intensity of the explosions.

The US-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes and ground operations against what are said to be targets of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group inside the Arab country since September 2014, without any authorization from the Damascus government or a United Nations mandate.

The strikes have on many occasions resulted in civilian casualties and failed to fulfill their declared aim of countering terrorism.

Damascus has repeatedly condemned the airstrikes, demanding the so-called coalition to leave Syria.

The Britain-based Amnesty International and Airwars jointly reported in late April that air and artillery strikes by the US and its allies killed more than 1,600 civilians just in four months in the northern Syrian city of Raqqah.

Daesh has been almost entirely purged by the Syrian military and its allies -- including Iran, Russia and the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah -- from the territories it used to control in Syria.

Two Syrian villages liberated

Additionally on Monday, Syrian army troops managed to completely liberate two villages of Tal Mileh and al-Jebeen from the grips of Takfiri terrorists in the southwestern parts of the western-central province of Hama, SANA said in a separate report, citing an unnamed military official.

The report also said that the government troops had established full control over the villages. It added that the operation destroyed terrorist bases and equipment and cut off key routes that they used. The offensive also killed a large number of the terrorists while the rest fled the villages.

The Arab country has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. Damascus says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding the Takfiri terrorist groups that are wreaking havoc in the country.

The government forces have already managed to undo militant gains across the country and bring back almost all of Syrian soil under government control.

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