Syria: UN Must Investigate U.S Attack that Killed 62 Civilians

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Syria’s foreign ministry accused the countries of the US-led international coalition of violating international law by bombing areas of the eastern desert province of Deir ez-Zor, killing at least 62 civilians.

“The crime committed by the coalition proves once again that their countries are ignorant of international law and lack moral values,” said the letter from the Syrian Foreign Ministry sent to the UN Secretary General, SANA reported.

The Syrian foreign ministry has called for an independent and impartial investigation into the air strike, as well as measures to prevent similar situations from recurring.

“This horrible crime has proved to everyone that the US goal in this illegitimate operation is not to fight terrorism, but to murder as many Syrians as possible and completely ignore humanitarian values,” the letter added.

SANA news agency reported on Saturday that coalition attacks on the villages of Al-Sousse and Al-Bubadran killed 62 civilians.

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According to the agency, the attacks were carried out in the last 24 hours.

The agency pointed out that the numbers of the tragedy may still increase as many houses have been destroyed and many injured are still under the rubble.

On Thursday, a Syrian military source had said that the US-led international coalition would be carrying out attacks on the village of Al-Sousse.

The US-led coalition of more than 70 countries is conducting military operations against ISIS (a terrorist organization banned in Russia and a number of countries) in Syria and Iraq. However, neither the Syrian government nor the United Nations granted permission for the operation on Syrian territory, rendering it an illegal operation.

Despite it being illegal, the US has faced no real opposition to its operations, allowing the superpower to commit a number of atrocities in the Arab country. Although ISIS has been virtually defeated, the US-led coalition continually uses the terrorist organization as a justification for its operations in Syria.

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