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    US-led Coalition Conducted Strike on Civilian Homes in Deir ez-Zor - Reports

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    Syrian state television has reported that strikes conducted by the US-led coalition on the settlement of as-Susah in Syria's Deir ez-Zor province have led to civilian casualties.

    "Yes, it happened today, coalition aircraft are constantly bombing the homes of innocent civilians, thereby helping the Daesh* militants" a Syrian military source told Sputnik, confirming the reports.

    The broadcaster, however, has not specified the exact number of civilians, who had been killed or wounded due to the strike.

    READ MORE: Two US Coalition Fighter Jets Mistakenly Struck Kurdish Unit in Syria — Source

    Last week, it was reported that the coalition struck the town of Hajin in Deir ez-Zor province using white phosphorus, which is banned. The Pentagon later told Sputnik that all weapons that are being used in the Syrian campaign comply with the Law of Armed Conflict.

    The US-led coalition of more than 70 countries is conducting military operations against Daesh in Syria and Iraq. However, neither the Syrian government nor the United Nations have authorized the operation on Syrian territory.

    *Daesh, also known as IS/ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State, is a terrorist organization, banned in Russia

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