Tens of Civilians Killed, Wounded in US Raids on Mosques in Deir Ezzor

A sum of 62 civilians were killed and tens of others wounded after the US-led coalition fighter jets bombed heavily residential areas and two mosques in Southeastern Deir Ezzor in the last 24 hours, the country’s state-run news agency reported on Saturday.

SANA quoted local sources as reporting that the fighter jets have bombed al-Aliyat region in the small town of al-Souseh near the town of Albu Kamal in Southeastern Deir Ezzor in the last 24 hours and killed 15 civilians, including women and children.

It further said that a sum of 37 civilians were killed and tens more were wounded in another air attack by the coalition jets on Othman Bin Afan mosque in al-Souseh.

SANA went on to say that the warplanes also targeted Amar Bin Yasser mosque in the village of Albu Daran, killing 10 civilians and wounding dozens of others.

The death toll is expected to rise as some of the injured are in critical conditions.

The Arabic-language website of Sputnik quoted a military source as saying on Thursday that 2 US-led coalition F-15 fighter jets targeted the positions of Washington-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Eastern Deir Ezzur.

He added that the US warplanes’ target was ISIL’s strongholds in areas near the town of Hajin but they attacked the SDF, killing 6 Kurdish forces and wounding 15 others.

The source said that the incident happened due to a lack of proper coordination and unprofessional performance of the US forces, adding that it indicated failure of the US policies in Syria and creation of more problems in the region.


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