Airstrikes by US-led coalition kill 60 civilians in Syria
The US-led coalition fighting ISIL in Syria on Tuesday killed 60 civilians in airstrikes targeting villages in Deir Ezzor Province in the country’s northeast, Syrian state news agency SANA reports.
The warplanes bombed citizens' houses in the eastern countryside of the province, claiming the lives of dozens and injuring many others, including women and children.
The airstrikes came less than 48 hours since the US coalition struck a hospital and a club in the city of Bukamal in the Deir Ezzor countryside, killing six civilians, including women and children, and wounding many others, according to Xinhua news agency.
Syria's Foreign Ministry called on the UN Security Council on July 30 to dissolve the US-led coalition, saying it had been established outside the framework of the UN and without requesting permission from the Syrian government.
The Ministry says the coalition has been conducting airstrikes on the provinces of Syria since 2014, labeling the acts as "illegitimate interference".
It also called for the UN Security Council to shoulder its responsibilities, maintain international peace and security and as well as halt the "crimes" against the Syrian people.