15:22 GMT04 December 2020
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    Damascus called on the UN Security Council to "stop the US-led coalition's crimes against Syrian citizens," a statement issued by the Syrian Foreign Ministry said.

    "Syria calls again on the UN Security Council to fulfull its obligations for the sake of peace and security, and to stop the crimes of the US-led coalition against Syrian citizens," the document read.

    In the statement released by the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Damascus once again accused the coalition of using white phosphorus, prohibited by international convention, to destroy infrastructure and kill civilians.

    "[These actions] have become systematic. The coalition neglects the basics of international law, international humanitarian law and human rights," the statement said.

    US-led coalition aircraft operate within Syria without official permission from Damascus. Syria's state media regularly reports on civilian deaths which resulted from the coalition's operations, the purpose of which, as stated by the USM, is the elimination of the Daesh terrorist group.

    According to the Syrian news agency SANA, at least 17 people, including women and children, became victims of the coalition strikes in Raqqa on Wednesday. Dozens of people were injured.

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