Fifteen civilians were killed after residential areas of the settlement of al-Shaaf in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor became a target of the US-led coalition's air strikes on Tuesday, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported.
According to the media, 7 women are among those killed as a result of the attack, whereas some people are seriously injured.
The US-led coalition is fighting Daesh in Syria, however, not only militants turn out to be targeted during its operations.
The Syrian government also charged the US-led coalition at the UN with making deals with the remnants of Daesh and coordinating its actions, as multiple reports appeared on the media that the US evacuated terrorist leaders from several areas across the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor. According to Damascus, US air power has been even used even to stage 'accidental' attacks on Syrian forces as they advanced against the militants.
In December, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported a complete victory over Daesh terrorists in the east and west banks of the Euphrates in Syria, the last areas in the country where Daesh militants were operating. However, some terrorist pockets still remain active in Syria.
In November 2017, Syrian army supported by Russian Aerospace Forces managed to liberate the city of Deir ez-Zor, which has been under Daesh siege since 2014. The successful military actions in the province of Deir ez-Zor led to the liberation by government forces of the last major Daesh stronghold in the country, the town of Abu Kamal which ultimately led to complete expulsion of Daesh militants from the area.