UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — The letter accused coalition forces of killing innocent civilians while destroying hospitals, schools and infrastructure, and also interfering with anti-terror operations by rival groups.
"The Syrian Arab Republic once again calls on the States members of the coalition to distance themselves from the crimes that the coalition has committed in their name, and promptly to dissolve the coalition," Jaafari stated.
Jaafari cited an August 1, 2017, coalition airstrike, which he said resulted into death of more than 60 civilians, most of whom were women and children, because missiles were fired at residential neighborhoods in the Deir ez-Zor governorate.
The US-led coalition of more than 70 members is conducting airstrikes and ground-based artillery and rocket fire against Daesh (outlawed in Russia).
The letter said that coalition actions in Syria have not been authorized by the UN Security Council and are opposed by the government of President Bashar Assad.