Coalition airstrikes kill 11 civilians in Syrian Deir Ezzor

Coalition airstrikes kill 11 civilians in Syrian Deir Ezzor
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Deir Ezzor (SyriaNews) 11 civilians were killed in air strikes carried out by the international coalition warplanes, on the village of al-Shaf’a in Deir Ezzor, targeting the last hideouts of ISIS in the eastern banks of the Euphrates, SANA News reported on Saturday.

The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that the international coalition warplanes conducted dozens of air raids on the villages of al-Shaf’a, in the southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, resulting in the killing of 11 civilians and injury of dozens others, in addition to causing a total damage to the houses in the area.

It also added that the casualties include 3 women and 5 children, while pointed out that the numbers of casualties are expected to increase due to the ongoing air strikes on the area and the difficulty of lifting the wounded from the rubble.

The raids came hours after the “Syrian Democratic Forces” rebelled attacks carried out by the Islamic State militants on their headquarters, on the town of Hajin, SANA explained. The clashes between the two sides during the attacks killed 15 members of the Islamic State group and wounded 10 others.

It is noteworthy that the US-led coalition was previously accused of supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces in its operations against the Islamic State, east of the Euphrates, using white phosphorus and cluster bombs in its strikes on the southern area of Deir Ezzor.

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