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    Six Civilians Killed by US-Led Coalition Airstrikes in Syrian Deir Ez-Zor

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    The US-led coalition’s airstrikes on the Syrian eastern province of Deir Ez-Zor have claimed lives of six civilians, including three children, media reported Thursday, citing local sources.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The homes of civilians in a number of towns in the Syrian province have been shelled for two days by the coalition's airstrikes, which also caused material damage to private and public properties as well as to the infrastructure, the SANA news agency reported.

    According to the agency, at least 17 people fell victims of coalition’s airstrike on Wednesday in the Syrian city of Raqqa, a stronghold of Daesh terrorist group, outlawed in Russia and in the United States.

    Earlier in the day, 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.

    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.

    The US-led coalition of more than 70 members is conducting airstrikes, ground-based and rocket-propelled artillery fire against Daesh in Syria and Iraq. The strikes in Iraq are conducted in support of the Iraqi government, but those in Syria are not authorized by the government of President Bashar Assad or the UN Security Council.


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